History and Efficiency
South Korea was the first country to offer 5g network coverage in 2018. It is now 2020 and 5G is becoming the standard for phone network coverage. 5G is marketed as being much faster than the previous 4G LTE standard. The efficiency of the network is also significantly changing it from thousand per square foot to 1 million devices per square foot. So is 5G that much better than it’s preceder 4G LTE? Yes, the wireless connection is much more stable and faster. With download speeds of up to 2 gigabits per second, it makes 4G seem incomparable. 5G is also much more stable. Due to the lower latency, you will find that your connection is consistent and reliable. Continue reading to find out if 5G is supported in your city, and how you can access 5G.
Where is 5G accessible?
While 5G in Canada is relatively new, 6 cities have access to 5G coverage already and that number is expected to grow in the coming months. These 6 cities are split between the two telenetwork companies in Canada Rogers, Telus, and Bell.
Cities with existing 5G network coverage capabilities are Toronto and the GTA, Ottawa, Montreal, Edmonton, Calgary, and Vancouver. Rogers covers Toronto and GTA, Ottawa, Montreal, and Vancouver; while Bell and Telus both cover Toronto and GTA, Monreal, Calgary, Edmonton, and Vancouver. The number of cities is increasing however, and Telus has already released that they are working on getting 5G to 26 other areas.
Along with personal use the two telecommunications companies Rogers and Bell have partnered with various learning institutions for research purposes. Rogers has paired with the University of British Columbia (located in Vancouver), the University of Calgary, the University of Waterloo, and Ryerson University. Rogers is also launching a pilot test in Kelowna, B.C. Bell has partnered with only one university to do their research, Western University also located in Ontario. While all of these different institutions can use 5G services, who owns 5G in Canada?
5G Cities Canada:
- Toronto and the GTA – 5G by Bell, Telus and Rogers
- Ottawa – 5G by Rogers
- Montreal – 5G by Bell, Telus and Rogers
- Edmonton – 5G by Bell, Telus
- Calgary – 5G by Bell, Telus
- Vancouver – 5G by Bell, Telus and Rogers