Finnish vendor Nokia has reported on how its 4G/5G solutions are enabling Canadian operator Telus to deliver greater network scale, performance and efficiency, helping to strengthen and expand its high speed mobile services. Telus is currently deploying a range of Nokia solutions including: next-generation PON (XGS-PON) fibre, Subscriber Data Management, Policy Controller, NetAct network management, LTE indoor Picocells and IP edge routers. Nokia says its cloud-native 5G core products and IP routing solutions allow Telus to cost-effectively manage its network through near zero-touch automation and adherence to service level agreements while helping it deliver ultra-low network latency, reliability and security to its customers. As a result, Telus can establish a cloud-enabled network architecture for faster and more efficient delivery of new residential, business and mobile services.
Telus CTO Ibrahim Gedeon said: ‘With an exponential increase in capacity, bandwidth and speed, 5G will change the way we live and work by fostering Canadian innovation and growing several key verticals of our economy. Our 5G network, strengthened by the expertise of our infrastructure partners, like Nokia, will form the foundation of Smart Cities and Industry 4.0, next-generation virtual healthcare, immersive education, agriculture technology and next-level gaming.’
TeleGeography notes that in June 2020 Telus named Sweden’s Ericsson and Nokia as suppliers for its commercial 5G network, which it launched that month, subsequently reaching 5G coverage of 26 cities and 20% of the Canadian population. In the second week of November Telus expanded 5G to Winnipeg and Brandon (Manitoba province) and it plans to reach 50 cities by the end of the year.