Telus Corporation is a Canadian telecommunications company, headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia. It was founded in 1990 as a holding company, following the government's decision to privatise Alberta Government Telephones Commission. Telus is publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) and New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker "T". The company's ownership is dispersed among numerous individual and institutional shareholders.
Alias
TELUS Communications Inc.
Country
Type
Network Operator
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3G Network

Due to the large geographic area the network must cover, a mix of frequencies were in use. Telus provided 2G GSM services over 850 and 1900 MHz, and 3G UMTS also over B2 (1900 MHz) and B5 (850 MHz) bands supporting DC-HSPA+ technology.

    Network Frequency Band Status Known UARFCNs
    Active
    Active
    Date Event Subtype
    Launch of 3G Network
    Launch

    4G Network

    4G LTE was launched by the company in partnership with competitor Bell Mobility in February 2012, over the B4 (1700 MHz), later adding B2 (1900 MHz), and B7 (2600 MHz) following successful spectrum auction bids. B5 (850 MHz) LTE is also in use by the network but generally only in the region of British Columbia.

    700 MHz LTE is also deployed in partnership with Bell over several bands depending on regional licencing including B12, B13, B17, and B29 (Supplemental DL). B40 (2300 MHz) LTE is deployed in limited areas (B30 is no longer in use).

    TELUS launched quad-band (4C) LTE-A services in June 2017, claiming peak data rates up to 750 Mbps. Following successful 4.5G pilots, TELUS has deployed LTE-A Pro with 4x4 MIMO, 256QAM and 5C aggregation with data rates exceeding 1 Gbps. Huawei RAN support any carrier aggregation combination up to 5C.

    TELUS announced its intention to deploy NB-IoT (LTE Cat-NB1) as its choice of LPWA network in 2015, with the network activated October 2016.

      4G Frequency Bands
      Network Frequency Band Max. Channel Bandwidth Status Known EARFCNs
      20
      Active
      900
      15
      Active
      2325
      10
      Active
      2535
      20
      Active
      3150
      20
      Active
      5145
      20
      Active
      5255
      5
      Active
      5815
      10
      Active
      Active
      9845
      10
      Active
      15
      Shut Down
      66811
      Date Event Subtype
      Launch of 4G Network
      Launch

      5G Network

      5G laboratory trials have been conducted, with data rates exceeding 29 Gbps. The network was commercially launched in June 2020 using refarmed n66 (2100 MHz) spectrum previously used for 4G. n78 (3500 MHz) mid-band and n71 (600 MHz) low-band were enabled in June 2022, although the rollout gained most momentum during 2023.

        Network Frequency Band Max. Channel Bandwidth Status Known EARFCNs
        10
        Active
        434910
        10
        Active
        126490
        80
        Active
        633984
        Date Event Subtype
        Launch of 5G Network
        Launch