Canada’s fastest-growing national telecommunications company TELUS will invest $1 billion in communications infrastructure across Ontario through 2019. The new investment will be completely utilized to enhance the speed, capacity, and coverage of its wireless networks in both rural and urban communities. The provider will offer fiber optic connections to business clients and will also introduce new offerings to the enterprises and healthcare providers of the province.
Commenting on the new investment plan, Darren Entwistle, TELUS President and CEO said, “By the end of 2019, TELUS will have invested more than $45 billion to provide Ontario citizens businesses, healthcare providers and educators with access to critical next-generation health, education, business and government services and solutions.”
“The TELUS team is dedicated to helping advance Ontario’s economy by expanding the world’s fastest wireless technologies to more communities across the province, enabling businesses to compete on a local, national and global basis,” he added.
TELUS will focus on extending the 4G LTE and LTE-Advanced services across the rural areas. TELUS 4G LTE is already available to more than 99% of Ontarians. Moreover, the provider has plans to invest in the Internet-of-Things (IoT), advanced analytics, cloud-based security services and integrated security solutions.