It’s been just over a year since TELUS decided to build their new HSPA network and today they have announced a launch date for November 5th, 2009.
TELUS will be the only carrier with 3 networks to their name, CDMA, MiKE (PTT) and HSPA. The new HSPA network ensures we’ll get faster speeds for all your webpages, emails, songs, and movies, TELUS says wireless data download speeds of up to 21 megabits per second:. In addition this new network leads to a “smoother transition to fourth generation (4G) wireless technology known as long term evolution (LTE).”
As for devices, TELUS has confirmed that they will launch HTC, Huawei, LG, Nokia, RIM, Samsung, and Sierra Wireless in time for the holidays”. To date we know that they will be launching the following devices: Apple iPhone, BlackBerry Bold 9700, BlackBerry Storm 9550, HTC Hero, LG BL40, LG GB 255, Nokia E71.
Darren Entwistle, TELUS president and CEO said “This is a great development for TELUS and consumers in Canada. Our new wireless network enables advanced speeds and services for more than 30 million Canadians based on the most innovative wireless technology available today. More importantly, it offers Canadians more choice and timely access to almost all major mobile devices in the world across TELUS’ three leading wireless networks.”