Vidéotron’s community makes use of 600 MHz, 700 MHz, 2.6 GHz and AWS spectrum

Vidéotron has launched 5G service to its customers in Canada with assist from Samsung. The preliminary roll out happened in Montreal, the nation’s second largest metropolis, with growth deliberate throughout the province of Quebec.

“Collaboration with Samsung for 5G service set us prepared to fulfill the best expectations of our prospects,” mentioned Jean-François Pruneau, president and CEO of Vidéotron. “By stepping up our collaborative efforts, we are going to ship enriching experiences and maintain Quebecers related to all they care about. We’re thrilled to supply a renewed connectivity expertise that may accompany our prospects of their day by day lives.”

Samsung has offered the 5G RAN gear for the launch, which covers 600 MHz, 700 MHz, 2.6 GHz and AWS spectrum. Additional, as a result of Samsung’s 5G RAN options assist each LTE and 5G NR, Vidéotron says it’ll allow extra handy community operation, whereas additionally saving set up house and lowering capital and working bills.

In Canada’s 2019 600 MHz auction, Vidéotron obtained 10 licenses at a price of Can$256 million. 

Vidéotron has been testing 5G expertise on the Open-Air Laboratory for Sensible Dwelling since 2019 in collaboration with the École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS) and the Quartier de l’innovation.

Vidéotron first deployed its wireless operation in 2010, following many years within the cable tv and web entry enterprise. The operator now serves almost 1.3 million cellular subscribers, and since lots of these subscribers are within the geographically difficult Quebec space, it’s thought of to be a aggressive new operator.