Bell Canada customers will now have access to high-speed 5G wireless networks in five different Canadian cities as of today, according to Global News.
Customers who have 5G-enabled smartphones will be able to access faster data speeds as well as faster response times.
“As the world rapidly embraces the fifth generation of wireless, Bell is ready to ensure Canada remains at the forefront of 5G innovation and accessibility,” said Mirko Bibic, chief executive of Bell Canada. “The COVID-19 crisis has clearly underscored the critical importance of high-quality networks to keeping consumers, businesses and governments connected and informed, and Bell remains committed to building the best as we take wireless into the next generation.”
Bell launched the towers in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary the Greater Toronto Area and Montreal. Their competitor Rogers Communications already launched their 5G network in Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Vancouver earlier this year.
The new high-speed access will allow customers to use new applications as well, such as augmented reality and autonomous vehicles in the not so distant future.
In addition to the towers being installed, Bell also announced that it plans to partner with Western University in London, Ontario for a 5G research centre, which would include a 5G network across the University's campus.