Bell today announced an up to 45% speed increase on its existing 4G LTE network.

Download speeds on the company’s LTE network have increased from 75 Mbps to 110 Mbps. The telco giant also claims speeds of up to 150 Mbps will be available in some locations.

Bell previously announced plans to expand its 4G coverage coast-to-coast. The network is currently available to 82% of the Canadian population, but Bell is pledging to ensure access to 98% of Canadians over the next 15 months. In July, the company unveiled its Atlantic Canada expansion proposal , promising coverage to 52 new locations this year alone, with more than 100 by 2015.

"Bell is committed to bringing the world's best wireless communications technologies to Canadians everywhere, and we're proud to announce significantly faster mobile data speeds in more places." said Wade Oosterman, President of Bell Mobility. "More than 4 in 5 Canadians can now access Bell's 4G LTE service, and we're growing coverage to over 98% of the population by the end of 2015 with our LTE rollouts to rural and remote locations across the country."

Bell has indicated that further cross-Canada expansion announcements are to be expected in the coming months.


Source: Bell Canada