TELUS investing $11B in Quebec from 2022-2026
by CM Staff
TELUS will introduce its 5G standalone network this year and bring multi-access edge computing (MEC) capabilities to Quebec.
MONTREAL — TELUS announced on May 24 that it is investing $11 billion in network infrastructure, operations, and spectrum across Quebec over the next four years and has committed to investing $70 billion overall across Canada by 2026.
“This generational $11 billion investment in Quebec 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 Quebec and ensuring that every member of our society has access to the technology that yields the opportunity to realize their full potential.”
These significant investments include:
- Generating new jobs to support Quebec’s growing economy
TELUS says they are generating jobs for 7,000 Quebecers at TELUS and through its partner ecosystem between now and 2026, with a focus on construction, engineering, emerging technologies and other supporting industries.
- Connecting 350,000 homes in Quebec
TELUS will connect more homes and businesses to PureFibre and high speed Internet in the regions of Chaudière-Appalaches, Estrie, Lower St. Lawrence, Mauricie and North Shore.
- Delivering 5G and Wireless Connectivity to Remote Communities
With the rollout of the 3.5 GHz spectrum later this year, Quebecers will have access to TELUS’ 5G network. TELUS will also continue to expand its wireless coverage and build new wireless sites in rural communities including Ekuanitshit, Petite-Rivière-Saint-François, Port-Menier, Saint-Adelphe, Saint-Damase and Sainte-Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier.Advertisement
- TELUS says they support the Quebec government’s commitment to allocate $50 million of its most recent budget to wireless connectivity and is looking forward to continuing its joint investment and connecting Quebec’s remote areas through its 5G network.
- 5G Core and Multi-Access Edge Computing
TELUS will introduce its 5G standalone network this year and bring multi-access edge computing (MEC) capabilities to further advance IoT and industry solutions and enable important innovations for businesses and sectors, including health, agriculture, energy, transportation, and manufacturing.
- Our network and crucial investments will support the digitization of the economy, and our transition to a sustainable future, including through optimization of energy consumption at home, reduction of food waste or intelligent transport systems for fewer emissions.