Telus to Invest $53 Million in Greater Montreal Towards Wireless Upgrades and More

Telus has announced today a $53 million investment in Greater Montreal, to go towards wireless and wireline networks, as part of the company’s five-year billion dollar commitment in Quebec.

“These investments aim to help Montreal continue its growth as one of the smartest cities in Canada, while also paving the way for the arrival of 5G technology across the province,” explains Telus.

Telus says investments will help expand free high-speed Wi-Fi at the Old Port of Montréal Corporation (OPMC), plus help deploy Centralized Radio Access Network (C-RAN) technology to improve the performance of its Long Term Evolution-Advanced (LTE-A) wireless network, all part of preparing for the eventual debut of 5G technology.

“In a city where some of the world’s top creative and digital talent works side by side, the sky is the limit if we leverage TELUS’s world-class network to boost our imagination, innovation and creativity,” said François Gratton, Group President, TELUS, and Chair, TELUS Québec, in an issued statement.

TELUS says it has invested $4 million to date to create an open-air technology lab in the Old Port alone, making it “one of Canada’s most innovative spaces.”

Telus says over $175 billion has been invested into its network and operations since 2000, with $40 billion planned over the next three years.