Telus and Samsung helping get 5G in more places

You may already have a phone in your hand that says it's 5G... which is well and good, but without the signal, it's just a logo on your phone.

Well, slowly but surely we'll be getting that 5G goodness across Canada as the carriers adopt and invest in the infrastrusture.

Telus has recently selected Samsung to help with that implementation:

We’re excited to share with you that TELUS has selected Samsung to continue to support the development of its 5G network, specifically deploying Samsung’s 5G Network infrastructure to improve social outcomes. While there is a lot of talk a lot about the speeds and feeds of 5G, the social and economic impact of 5G is what it’s really all about, and our partnership with TELUS demonstrates just that.


How TELUS is utilizing Samsung’s 5G technology to improve social outcomes:


  • Healthcare: Improve access to healthcare for Canadians and healthcare providers’ efficiencies by leveraging the increase in reliable bandwidth and speed provided by the 5G network. For example, 5G’s reliable, low-latency connectivity ensures that applications like electronic medical records (EMR) and robust digital healthcare solutions raise productivity. The 5G network also powers the connectivity that enables safe remote telehealth visits that require high-quality voice and video communications between patients and medical providers.

  • Agriculture: With Samsung’s 5G technology and partner solutions, TELUS expects to improve coverage for farmers and bridge the digital divide, by increasing the volume of crops picked and improving the entire agriculture supply chain, resulting in better food production utilization


  • Smart Cities: Support for IoT in 5G, which can support up to 1M devices per square kilometer, also offers new opportunities to efficiently expand the IoT solutions, like those used in smart cities. Incorporating 5G capabilities, like network slicing and multi-access edge computing, can also establish private wireless networks that can support low-latency connectivity needed for real-time services like video-based security and surveillance.