In an $1 million CAD investment, Telus has implemented a new LTE-Advanced telecommunications network in Montréal’s Jewish General Hospital that provides improved wireless reception and supports a new free Wi-Fi network.
Through the project, free Wi-Fi is now available in areas like the major entrances, waiting rooms and food-service areas.
The internal telecommunications network works through a network of small antennas, called a Distributed Antenna System (DAS) — an LTE-A technology that is known as an effective way of bringing reliable LTE data service to large, hard-to-cover structures, like college campuses or hospitals.
“Over the past few years, members of our team have developed a recognized expertise in the implementation of leading-edge, internal wireless networks, especially in the healthcare sector. Today, we connect approximately ten of the main hospitals in Montreal to the most advanced wireless technology,” said Jacques Garceau, Telus’ senior vice-president of broadband networks engineering in a press statement.
“Healthcare professionals are increasingly mobile and our technology clearly facilitates access to clinical information systems while they are on the go, whether to provide care in the hospital or remotely.”