Bell expands Canada's renowned 5G network to 23 new markets

5G network

Montreal-based national carrier, Bell Mobility, has expanded its 5G network to 23 new markets across Quebec, Ontario, and Manitoba.

It has also expanded its 5G network to St. Andrews and Stonewall in Manitoba. In Quebec, the service is now available in Ascot Corner, Champlain, Magog, Rivière-du-Loup, Saint-Catherine-de-Hatley, Saint-Luc-de-Vincennes, Saint-Maurice, Sherbrooke and Trois-Rivières.

The telco also expanded the network to Barrie, Burlington, Clarington, Guelph, Hamilton, Kingston, Kitchener, London, McNab/Braeside, Moravian, Pickering, and Waterloo in Ontario.

“As we continue to expand into new cities and towns, more Canadians will benefit from access to the superfast speeds, low latency and next-generation applications enabled by Canada’s most-awarded 5G network, supported by the latest 5G devices and newest unlimited data plans,” said Claire Gillies, President of Bell Mobility in a statement.

“Leading the way in 5G is a key part of Bell’s goal to advance how Canadians connect with each other and the world,” she added.

In addition, Fred Eisenberger, Mayor of Hamilton, Ontario said that “The City of Hamilton is proud to welcome Bell’s 5G network and to be a part of this investment to help ensure our long-term growth and prosperity.”

“We look forward to the innovation and convenience that this will drive for both our businesses and residents.”

So how will the 5G network offered by the telco help customers? The increased speed and lower latency offered by Bell 5G will enable millions of new business and consumer applications, like the recently launched TSN 5G View / Vision 5G RDS that offers sports fans unprecedented control of their viewing experience.

Opening up possibilities in virtual and augmented reality (AR), artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), IoT, connected vehicles and smart homes and cities, 5G’s speed and efficiency in delivering data is expected to have a significant positive environmental impact.

Also, Bell’s 5G network connects with Bell high-speed fiber – Canada’s largest fiber-optic network at more than 240,000 total kilometers. The telco was first in Canada to trial mobile 5G technology and is working with a range of leading global and domestic 5G partners, including Ericsson and Nokia, to accelerate Canada’s 5G innovation ecosystem.

“The Bell Network team is pleased to bring 5G to more Canadians to drive innovation, including to our developer partners, technology start-ups and established innovators in the Toronto-Waterloo Innovation Corridor that make up a part of the more than $500 million in R&D spending that Bell invests in Canada each year,” said Stephen Howe, Bell’s Chief Technology Officer.