Bell completing CDMA shutdown on 30 April

1 Apr 2019

Bell Canada has confirmed that it will complete the shutdown of its legacy CDMA wireless network on 30 April 2019, with the aim of transferring remaining CDMA users to its national 4G LTE network, which reaches more than 99% of the population. Bell customers in remaining CDMA coverage areas in Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and the Atlantic provinces have been notified that they should transition to LTE-supporting devices by the shutdown date.

Bell began winding down its CDMA network in 2017 as its LTE coverage build-out accelerated. CTO Stephen Howe said: ‘Our Network team looks forward to leveraging efficiencies from our CDMA shutdown, including repurposing existing site structures, fibre connections and power systems, to further enhance our industry-leading LTE network.’

Canada, Bell Canada Enterprises (BCE)