TELUS will be extending and upgrading its 4G LTE network in various locations throughout Canada with heavy investments targeted towards Quebec and in the Greater Toronto Area.
Canada's second largest telecom company, will invest $440 million in the Metropolitan area of Montreal and $840 million in Quebec over the next three years. This coincides with TELUS' 85 th anniversary in Quebec and brings the company's investment in the province to $12.3 billion since 2000.
The company points out that the network's coverage into rural areas of Quebec is dependent on the success of acquiring wireless spectrum through Industry Canada's upcoming federal auction, which gives carriers rights to the radio frequencies that carry digital signals to devices.
A $280 million investment in the GTA over the next three years is also planned.
Johnnie-Mike Irving, managing director of Business Solutions, TELUS, explains: "The demand for wireless services is exploding in the Greater Toronto Area and TELUS is committed to making investments in infrastructure and technology to better serve our customers and their communities. We are deeply grateful for the hard work and outstanding commitment of our more than 6,200 local team members and retirees and for the support of our customers."
TELUS said this is part of $650 million in infrastructure upgrades being made across Ontario through 2014.
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