MONTREAL, QUEBEC – (TSX: T) (NYSE: TU) – TELUS and the Old Port of Montreal Corporation. (SVPM) announce a new 20-year partnership to provide the historic site with the latest wireless technology, including a free Wi-Fi zone. With a $ 100-million TELUS investment in Montreal in 2017, the Old Port of Montreal and its Science Center are becoming one of the best-serviced locations in eastern Canada.
TELUS is committed to continuing its massive investments over the next 20 years at the Vieux-Port site so that it becomes a prime location for the commissioning of many new technologies. Montrealers and visitors will be able to save money when using their data through the Wi-Fi network, while having access to some of the best wireless coverage and wireless networks, just in time for the many celebrations Planned for Montreal this year.
“TELUS and its 3,500 team members in the metropolis believe in the future connected and we have the ambition to make Montreal one of the smartest cities in the world,” said Francois Gratton, vice president at TELUS and Solutions Solutions and President, Business Solutions East of Canada and TELUS Quebec. “The Old Port of Montreal is an extraordinary heritage site, and with our investment, we want to leave Montrealers a unique technological heritage by building the networks of the future. The 375 th anniversary of our city is the perfect opportunity to offer now access to the best performing networks. “
“The Old Port of Montreal is the number one tourist destination in Quebec and we are proud to offer our seven million visitors the latest Internet connectivity technology with our new free Wi-Fi zone,” says Basil Cavis, Vice-President of the Old Port of Montreal. “TELUS ‘contribution directly contributes to improving the experience of our visitors and this new major investment demonstrates the added value of our partnership for our respective customers. “
Wi-Fi available for all
From now on, all visitors to the Old Port of Montreal can connect to a three-kilometer free Wi-Fi zone along the river. Whether on the Quays, at the Science Center or on the Promenade, tourists and Montrealers can access the TELUS network at any time, whether they are customers of the company or not.
Next Generation Wireless Network Adapted to Major Events
Over the next few weeks, TELUS will deploy C-RAN (Central Radio Access Network) technology for the first time in Quebec to maximize the performance of its LTE-A (Advanced Long-Term Evolution Technology) wireless network. The whole site of the Old Port. This new technology will enable TELUS to intelligently optimize wireless signal distribution where the demand for the network is greatest, providing enhanced coverage at major events and in busy locations. TELUS customers can enjoy reliable and fast connectivity at any time, with speeds up to 600 Mbps (megabits per second), depending on the manufacturer.
The C-RAN technology will be interconnected to a whole TELUS LTE-A wireless ecosystem on the Island of Montreal that includes several other major sites in the metropolis, including Parc Jean-Drapeau and Old Montreal. Connected to TELUS ‘4,000 kilometers of fiber on the island of Montreal, this network paves the way for a smart, connected future as well as the evolution of TELUS wireless networks to 5G technology.
TELUS invests $ 100 million in Montreal in 2017
This year, TELUS plans to invest $ 100 million in Montreal. In addition to the planned initiatives with the Old Port of Montreal, this significant investment enables TELUS to update its entire wireless network with the latest LTE-A technology and connect Greater Montreal and its Thousands of kilometers of optical fiber. TELUS has also entered into numerous agreements with healthcare institutions to deploy free Wi-Fi networks and indoor antenna systems, providing healthcare professionals and patients with the fastest and most advanced wireless technology.
About The Old Port of Montreal Corporation
The Old Port of Montreal, a federal territory, has been offering a variety of participatory, cultural, relaxing and scientific activities for more than 25 years thanks to the Montreal Science Center. Bordering the St. Lawrence River for 2.5 kilometers, the Old Port of Montreal is the most visited recreational tourism site in Quebec with more than seven million visitors each year.
TELUS (TSX: T) (NYSE: TU) is Canada’s fastest growing national telecommunications company with annual revenues of $ 12.8 billion and more than $ 12.7 million. Customers, including 8.6 million wireless subscribers, 1.7 million high-speed Internet subscribers, 1.4 million residential network access lines, and over 1 million subscribers to TELUS TV services. TELUS offers a full range of communications products and services including mobile, voice and data services, IP services, television, video and entertainment services. In the area of health, TELUS is the largest provider of computer systems in Canada and globally,
TELUS and its current and retired team members contributed more than $ 482 million to charitable and non-profit organizations and offered the equivalent of more than Million community volunteer days since 2000. The twelve TELUS Community Investment Committees in Canada and the five overseas committees oversee actions to support local charities. They have provided more than $ 60 million to support 5,595 local projects that contribute to the lives of more than 2 million children and youth each year. TELUS was honored to be named the most outstanding philanthropic company in the world by 2010, Association of Fundraising Professionals, becoming the first Canadian company to receive this prestigious international recognition. As stated in our Social Responsibility Report, our commitment to sustainability is inspired by nature to ensure a healthier future for all.
Source: TELUS Corporation