Telus ‘shutting CDMA in 2015’

21 Oct 2013

According to an internal company document cited by Canadian technology website MobileSyrup, national wireless operator Telus will soon launch a programme of shutting down its CDMA2000 network in favour of its HSPA+/LTE systems with a target of complete CDMA switch-off by the end of 2015. The document states that on 31 March 2014 Telus will be discontinuing EV-DO data services on the CDMA network in all of British Columbia and Alberta excluding Edmonton and Calgary. It continues that in order to ensure customers without HSPA-compatible devices do not experience service interruptions, Telus will proactively contact them by letter and e-mail to inform them of the upcoming EV-DO discontinuation and HSPA upgrade offers available to them. The document adds that the CDMA migration campaign is being initiated as ‘CDMA technology is reaching the end of its service life.’