TELUS announces that it is investing $430M in Calgary in 2022
by CM Staff
TELUS will introduce its 5G standalone network this year and bring multi-access edge computing (MEC) capabilities in Calgary.
CALGARY — On Jul. 4, TELUS announced a $430 million investment across the City of Calgary in 2022 as part of its $17 billion investment in operations, network infrastructure, and spectrum across the province now through 2026, trying to create 8,500 new jobs for Albertans and connecting more families and businesses to TELUS’ 5G and PureFibre networks.
“This generational $17 billion investment in Alberta is a true demonstration of TELUS’ long-standing commitment to improving the lives of Canadians by connecting communities from coast-to-coast with our world-leading wireless 5G and PureFibre networks,” said Darren Entwistle, President and CEO of TELUS. “Our broadband technology is supporting critical, transformational change in respect of enabling online healthcare, education and teleworking flexibility, and accelerating Canada’s digital economy and society for heightened productivity, competitiveness and human welfare outcomes in the post-pandemic period. Importantly, through our investment, we are supporting the social and economic vibrancy of Albertans and ensuring that every member of our society has access to the technology that yields the opportunity to realize their full potential.”
This week, TELUS is also celebrating the opening of TELUS Sky, TELUS’ new state of the art headquarters in downtown Calgary.
“This significant investment by TELUS in our community further connects citizens to the tools they need to thrive, and will create more well-paying jobs for Calgarians,” said Mayor Jyoti Gondek. “In addition, the opening of TELUS Sky this week further showcases TELUS’ commitment to our shared aspirations for a dynamic, transformative and sustainable future.”
Across Alberta, TELUS’ significant investment of $17 billion now through 2026 also includes:
- Creating new jobs to support Alberta’s growing economy
Hiring 8,500 Albertans with a focus on construction, engineering, and emerging technologies at TELUS and through its vast partner ecosystem now through 2026.
- Connecting nearly 1 million homes in Alberta
TELUS will connect hundreds of thousands more homes and businesses across Alberta including in Airdrie, Calgary, Edmonton, Leduc, Lloydminster, Spruce Grove, and St. Albert. PureFibre is Alberta’s only 100 per cent pure fibre-to-the-home network and currently reaches nearly 1 million homes and businesses across the province.
- Delivering 5G to Remote Communities
With the rollout of 3.5 GHz spectrum additions later this year, Albertans will have access to TELUS’ 5G network delivering an ultrafast and reliable wireless connection.
- 5G Core and Multi-Access Edge Computing
TELUS will introduce its 5G standalone network this year and bring multi-access edge computing (MEC) capabilities that will further advance IoT and industry solutions that will enable important innovations for businesses and sectors, including health, agriculture, energy, transportation, and manufacturing.
- The network and crucial investments will support the digitization of the economy, and a transition to a sustainable future, including through a reported optimisation of energy consumption at home, reduction of food waste or intelligent transport systems that result in fewer emissions.