TELUS expands LTE coverage into Brantford, now reaches 65% of the Canadian population

Ian Hardy

December 4, 2012 8:07pm

Yesterday TELUS (and Bell) went live with their LTE network in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Today, TELUS has expanded once again and added another location in their quest for LTE dominance. If you live or visit the Brantford, Ontario area – home of The Great One – then you’ll be greeted with LTE speeds (average of 12 to 25 Mbps)

These two new locations now bring TELUS’ LTE coverage to reach over 65% of the Canadian population. This is up from 61% at the beginning of the month, representing about 20 million Canadians – so now they are probably sitting at 22 million. TELUS’ goal is to bring LTE to 25 million Canadians by the end of 2012. Looks like they are on track to accomplish this. Next up is to expand coverage into Sudbury, St. Catharines, Collingwood and Moncton.

Source: TELUS

  • BBM

    Nice.. LTE in the casino.

  • jay

    Look brantford, im happy for you and imma let you be happy with your LTE.

    But… what about winnipeg!!?!

    Sorry, obligatory post.

  • aliwhatsit

    you can tell they really need that 700mhz spectrum.

    • Dave

      The current LTE rollout by telus/bell/rogers at frequencies higher than 700 MHz is market driven.
      Why wouldn’t they want to rollout on 700 MHz given lesser frequencies = longer wavelength = better signal propagation = less towers to upgrade = less cost to provide LTE and beyond?
      Don’t believe me about the signal propagation? Compare the distance from your house to the [defunct] location of the TV tower versus the distance from your house to cell tower.

  • DBder

    Like me and MS on so.cl

    Facebook is so last year, it’s like the new myspace now

  • Jerry

    LTE is nice, but its not super fast LTE. At least my iPhone battery will last longer (switching between LTE and 3g all day was murder on the battery)

  • Joe

    Not hating on Telus here, but 12-25 average? My Rogers HSPA+ can reach 14 MBps down in the middle of the day

  • hunkyleepickle

    Give it a another year, and lte will be overloaded and not much faster than hspa+ . especially south of the border.

  • darren

    I usually get 30~50 on Telus LTE

  • Dave

    What’s the point of LTE is you don’t have an unlimited or at least 10gb of data… I dunno but watching youtube or checking the mail doesn’t require 50mb speeds. I’m on hspa+ and have never had a problem, the only time I would switch to LTE is if I could get a massive data plan so I could torrent HD movies on the go on my android phone or tablet…

    • ASB

      My apartment has really crappy free internet, so my phone is usually on LTE when at home.

      Ever since moving here, I have been finding myself easily reaching my 6gb limit.

  • matt

    In st. Johns i get 50mbps down with rogers lte, got tired of waiting for telus to launch it about 2 months ago

  • Jon

    And still nothing I’m saskatchewan :(

    • Porilaisten

      Don’t get your panties in a wad.

      SaskTel is launching theirs in Feb 2013. Hopefully you live in Regina or Saskatoon.

  • owl

    Brantford, “home of the Great One.” That would be Sir Alexander Graham Bell, whose stick-handling improved quality of life for billions of people, and created jobs for millions. Including those on this website.

  • Ken

    100% coverage LTE coming to Spuzzam BC. LOL

  • Matt

    I hope to see coverage in Sudbury by the end of the year…

  • Gregory

    Still waiting on Georgetown, ON. They have the town surrounded – Brampton, Milton, Guelph – and all the farms around us are lit up, but nothing in Georgetown proper.

    Sigh. At least I can save battery on my iPhone for now by disabling LTE mode on it.

  • Jessy

    I got LTE in Trois-Rivières, QC since yesterday. However, speeds are weak, I actually don’t see any real difference. Max I got was around 11 Mbits.