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TELUS has brought the world s fastest and most advanced wireless technology to Labrador City. This expansion of TELUS 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network to Labrador means customers in the community can take advantage of dramatically faster wireless Internet speeds when surfing the web, reading emails or accessing the latest chart-topping music and social media sites on an LTE smartphone or wireless device.
TELUS 4G LTE service, which averages two to three times faster than previous technology, now covers almost 80 per cent of the Canadian population across approximately 200 markets.
We re pleased our customers in Labrador City are now among the more than 27 million Canadians who enjoy access to the world s fastest wireless technology from TELUS, said Ken Power, director of sales, TELUS. We continue to invest in expanding and improving our network service, community by community across Atlantic Canada.
4G LTE is the new standard for wireless technology around the world, with most new handsets built to take advantage of its superior speed. TELUS customers can already experience the full capabilities of TELUS 4G LTE network on popular devices such as the recently launched BlackBerry Q5, BlackBerry Z30, Nokia Lumia 625, Nokia Lumia 1020, Samsung GALAXY Mega, Samsung GALAXY Note 3 and Samsung GS4 and GS3 Minis. Other LTE-enabled devices in TELUS lineup include: Samsung GALAXY S4, BlackBerry Q10, HTC One, and BlackBerry Z10, as well as the Huawei E397 4G LTE Mobile Internet Key and Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE.
TELUS 4G LTE network supports manufacturers rated peak download speeds of up to 75 megabits per second (Mbps), with an expected average of 12 to 25 Mbps. This means downloading a 600 megabyte album of songs with a 4G LTE-capable device could take as few as three and a half to seven minutes and a 1.2GB HD movie from iTunes could be downloaded as quickly as seven and 14 minutes. Importantly, if TELUS customers travel outside of 4G LTE network coverage areas they will move seamlessly from 4G LTE to the existing 4G HSPA network with no disruption of service.
4G LTE is the latest evolution in TELUS wireless network technology, made possible by the 2009 launch of its coast-to-coast 4G HSPA wireless network service. Today this network reaches more than 97 per cent of Canadians. Since 2000, TELUS has invested more than $30 billion to bring Canadians some of the most advanced broadband networks in the world.
Customers interested in giving TELUS feedback about its network can download the TELUS Network Experience (TNE) application for free through app stores on 4G phones including Android, iPhone and BlackBerry smartphones other than BlackBerry Z10, Q10 and Q5 devices. The TNE app will be available on BlackBerry Z10, Q10 and Q5 smartphones in the coming months.