Bell Canada Increases LTE Download Speeds to Hit 150Mbps
Published on: 26th Aug 2014
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Bell Canada says that it has increased 4G LTE network speeds up to 45%. Bell LTE download speeds have increased from 75 Megabits per second (expected average 12 25 Mbps) to 110 Mbps (14 36 Mbps), with speed as high as 150 Mbps (18 40 Mbps) available in some locations.
"Bell is committed to bringing the world's best wireless communications technologies to Canadians everywhere, and we're proud to announce significantly faster mobile data speeds in more places." said Wade Oosterman, President of Bell Mobility. "More than 4 in 5 Canadians can now access Bell's 4G LTE service, and we're growing coverage to over 98% of the population by the end of 2015 with our LTE rollouts to rural and remote locations across the country."
Bell plans to grow 4G LTE coverage from 82% of the national population to more than 98% with service rollouts to small towns, rural locations and Canada's North over the next 15 months. The company has already announced its LTE plans for rural Atlantic Canada (52 new locations this year and more than 100 by the end of 2015), and will continue to announce new coverage locations in regions across Canada in coming months.