Data speeds increase up to 45% on Canada’s largest LTE network
Even faster mobile access to the Internet and apps like Bell Mobile TV
Bell extending the world’s fastest mobile network technology to rural and remote locations across Canada
MONTRÉAL, Aug. 26, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ – Bell today announced it has increased 4G LTE network speeds up to 45%, giving customers even faster mobile access to the Internet and apps like mobile TV on Canada’s largest LTE network.
“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 LTE download speeds have increased from 75 Megabits per second (expected average 12-25 Mbps) to 110 Mbps (14-36 Mbps), with speed as high as 150 Mbps (18-40 Mbps) available in some locations.
Since 2006, Bell has invested approximately $7 billion to acquire mobile 4G spectrum and build advanced wireless networks in every region of Canada. As a result, Canadians are rapidly adopting smartphones and becoming world leaders in usage of services like mobile video. Bell Mobile TV has grown to become Canada’s leading mobile video service with more than 1.5 million subscribers across the country.
Bell plans to grow 4G LTE coverage from 82% of the national population to more than 98% with service rollouts to small towns, rural locations and Canada’s North over the next 15 months. The company has already announced its LTE plans for rural Atlantic Canada (52 new locations this year and more than 100 by the end of 2015), and will continue to announce new coverage locations in regions across Canada in coming months.
Bell is Canada’s largest communications company, providing consumers and business customers with wireless, TV, Internet, home phone and business communications services. Bell Media is Canada’s premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio and digital media. Bell is wholly owned by Montréal’s BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE). For more information, please visit Bell.ca
The Bell Let’s Talk initiative promotes Canadian mental health with national awareness and anti-stigma campaigns, like the recent Clara’s Big Ride for Bell Let’s Talk and Bell Let’s Talk Day, and significant Bell funding of community care and access, research, and workplace programs. To learn more, please visit Bell.ca/LetsTalk.
SOURCE Bell Canada