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TELUS announced today that it has brought the world s most advanced and fastest wireless technology to customers in Port Alberni. This expansion of TELUS 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network coverage means that area residents and visitors can take advantage of dramatically faster speeds when surfing the web, reading emails or sharing photos from their wireless devices.
TELUS significant investment in Port Alberni includes expanding TELUS 4G HSPA wireless network, enhancing capacity and bringing faster wireless Internet speeds to area residents.
Last year TELUS rolled out 4G LTE to almost 90 per cent of British Columbians and plans to connect even more by the end of 2013.
TELUS expansion of our 4G LTE network to Port Alberni will bring Internet speeds as fast as what customers experience at home to their cell phone, tablet or Internet key while on the move, said Ray Lawson, TELUS General Manager for Vancouver Island. Our 4G LTE network will cover the city core of Port Alberni, allowing residents to stay connected to the online world with the latest smartphones like the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4, whether they re sharing photos or video clips with friends on social media or getting some work done on the fly.
4G LTE is rapidly emerging as the new standard for wireless technology in 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 with the popular HTC One, BlackBerry Q10, Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung Galaxy Note II, Samsung Rugby LTE, Samsung ATIV S, LG Optimus G, HTC One X+, Huawei E397 4G LTE Mobile Internet Key and Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE. Consistent with TELUS clear and simple pricing approach, current rate plans will apply to all TELUS 4G LTE customers without premium charges.
TELUS 4G LTE network supports manufacturers top download speeds of up to 75 megabits per second (Mbps), with an expected average of 12 to 25 Mbps depending on signal strength. Using 4G LTE, TELUS customers will experience dramatically faster and seamless downloads when surfing the web, reading emails or getting the latest chart topping music. For example, downloading a 600 megabyte album with a 4G LTE-capable device will only take 3.5 to 7 minutes, while a 1.2GB HD movie from iTunes will be ready for viewing in just 7 to 14 minutes. Most importantly, TELUS customers will move seamlessly from 4G LTE to the existing 4G HSPA networks when roaming out of areas with LTE, and will have no disruption to wireless service or downloading.
4G LTE is the latest evolution in TELUS wireless network technology rollout, building on the 2009 launch of its coast-to-coast 4G HSPA wireless network.