Eastlink to begin 5G deployment this summer

24 Jun 2021

Canadian cableco and mobile operator Eastlink has disclosed plans to begin 5G network deployment before the end of this summer, initially in the company’s largest market of Halifax, Nova Scotia. TeleGeography notes that Eastlink – privately owned by the Bragg family – is participating in Canada’s 3500MHz 5G licence auction, which is ongoing after bidding started on 15 June, while it supported such moves in April 2019 by purchasing 600MHz spectrum across the Atlantic provinces.

Eastlink’s latest disclosure formed part of a release to mark its 50th birthday, in which it also highlighted that it invested over CAD880 million (USD715 million) across its seven-province Canadian footprint over the last five years. The investments enabled it to provide access to its core, fibre-fed services (including high speed internet with speeds up to 1Gbps) to over 95% of the group’s national footprint.

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