After launching its LTE network in Toronto and Vancouver this past November, Freedom Mobile, formerly known as Wind Mobile, said it will significantly expand its coverage “by the end of 2017.”
According to a statement to MobileSyrup from the carrier, Freedom is set to go live with a larger LTE footprint and cover the western Greater Toronto Area — including Mississauga, Brampton, Oakville, Milton, and Georgetown — on March 9th.
In addition, within the city’s PATH system, the following locations will also be upgraded to LTE coverage speeds.
- Bay Wellington Tower LTE upgrade (3G already)
- TD Canada Trust Tower LTE upgrade (3G already)
- Commerce Court LTE upgrade (3G already)
- Sun Life Plaza LTE update (3G already)
- Scotia Plaza Indoor network system for concourse (new 3G+LTE)
Finally, Freedom says its Toronto subway coverage is expanding to the Wellesley and King portion of the transit system.
Back in January, MobileSyrup tested out Freedom’s recently launched LTE network, revealing speeds of 45.81Mbps download and 26.7Mbps upload, besting Rogers, Bell, and Telus. It is, however, important to point out that Freedom Mobile’s LTE network is only currently compatible with the LG V20 and ZTE Grand X 4, because the phones support AWS-3 Band 66.
Freedom Mobile currently has 1,052,758 wireless subscribers.