TELUS dumps $300 million to build out Ontario 4G network, creates 900 jobs

MobileSyrup

May 5, 2009 10:55 am

teluslogoTELUS is continuing to invest and create more jobs for us Canadians. This time in Ontario reaping the benefits with a massive $300 million investment for High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) and set the stage for a smooth transition to LTE (Long Term Evolution) technology. Apart from the money aspect, this will create over 900 jobs.

Darren Entwistle, President and CEO of TELUS said “Our 7,200 Ontario-based team members are proud of TELUS’ legacy in this province and despite the challenging times we are committed to making significant investments that benefit the economy, our communities, and our customers. Our investment of more than $300 million in leading broadband technology creates employment opportunities, contributes to the province’s future competitiveness, and supports the launch of innovative new services for TELUS customers.”

  • midtoad

    So where's the new network? Telus is still flogging old CDMA phones, with no sign of new technology in sight.

    • Dustin

      Ya, does this mean that Telus is basing its 4G coverage out of Ontario for all of Canada, or is Telus using Ontario as a test market before the other Canadian provinces?