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TELUS: the fastest network in the West

Knackles
|Feb 20|magazine9 min read

Vancouver-based telecoms company TELUS announced that its download speeds of 75 Mbps had beaten South Korea’s 58.7 Mbps.

Recognised as the premier network in Canada for 4G availability and overall experience in a report by analytics company Opensignal, as well as winning Ookla’s 2019 Fastest Mobile Network and Best Mobile Coverage Speedtest Awards, TELUS is gaining significant traction in its domestic market.

“Our achievements from Opensignal and Ookla recognize TELUS’ network superiority within Canada and around the globe, and reinforce the value of our continued capital investments in broadband wireless and fibre technologies, which are increasingly critical as we evolve toward a 5G world,” said Darren Entwistle, President and CEO.

Enabling lightning-fast gaming

Not just bringing a high-quality internet to general users, the company is also gaining a reputation in the gaming world for providing an unparalleled playing experience.

Offering the fastest internet speeds in the West Canada area, TELUS’ PureFibre Gigabit internet package is delivered by a 100% fibre optic connection that provides a non-fluctuating signal and symmetrical download/upload speeds. 

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“Lifelike graphics, high-quality sound, and lightning-fast multiplayer gameplay have revolutionized modern gaming, and gamers need advanced connectivity that can keep pace,” commented Andy Balser, VP at TELUS.

“TELUS is the only internet provider in Western Canada with symmetrical upload and download speeds, so gamers enjoy a lightning-fast, responsive experience whether they are in the heat of a multiplayer battle or streaming to their fans.”

Expanding the brand

It has been reported by Financial Post that TELUS is currently attempting to raise approximately CA$1.3bn in funds through a public stock offering on the TSE.

The call for investment could be indicative of the network’s desire to expedite the implementation of a 5G network, with its first choice of supplier being Huawei

Montreal telecoms company Bell has also made a similar move and is allowing pre-orders for next-gen 5G devices in March 2020, although it opted for Nokia to provide the technology after long-considering Huawei. 

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