What is 5G?
5G is the next generation of wireless network technology. Once fully deployed, it will provide revolutionary levels of speed, ultra-low latency, and the capacity to support more data and devices. This will change the way we live, work and learn, and enable businesses to embrace digital innovation like never before.
Laying the groundwork for the 5G infrastructure
Not all networks are created equal. While many may say they will have 5G, it takes a leader in network innovation to build Canada’s best 5G network. From a wide range of spectrum to a greater cell site density, Bell is using its world-class infrastructure to provide the coverage, reliability and support required to build the network of the future.
Why the future with 5G is transformational
Enhancing the future with 5G.
5G will improve existing solutions in revolutionary ways, while enabling the development of transformative new applications.
Why Bell today
Existing Bell customers will be able to take advantage of 5G, with compatible devices and solutions, enabling them to gain market share and operational efficiencies against those they compete with. And of course, the same companies are already benefiting from access to Canada’s best mobile network.
The best network technologies from Bell
From 5G-ready LTE-M to fibre-to-the-business, Bell is at the cutting edge of the world’s most advanced network technologies and as such is uniquely positioned to help businesses do more and make more. Enhancing and expanding existing 4G LTE solutions with 5G will result in business leaders in their fields leading by more as they seize the opportunity of first mover advantage, resulting from being with the 5G first mover.
Bell already offers the below and this lead will only grow with 5G:
Bell’s path to building 5G
Leading the way in wireless network coverage, speed and quality, Bell is already testing 5G network readiness, helping establish industry standards, and building connected home, vehicle and smart city applications.
Bell and Nokia complete first 5G trial in Canada.
Bell and technology partner Nokia completed Canada's initial 5G trials in 2016 – one of only three such trials globally – demonstrating sustained 5G mobile data speeds.
Bell continues to advance 5G capabilities in field deployments and contributes to the global 5G standards process through the Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) consortium and Third Generation Partnership Program (3GPP) overseeing the development of the international 5G ecosystem. The unique insights gained means Bell will be able to deliver to its clients the very best of the next generation of mobile technology. Technology that promises to provide substantial business benefits to those that have access to it.
Bell successfully completes Wireless to the Home (WTTH) deployments.
A focus on bringing the vast benefits of broadband technology to a mobile environment and the impact of service innovation have been key to Bell’s transformation into Canada’s wireless leader. Wireless to the Home (WTTH) technology is Bell’s latest innovation, and is a wireless technology that will take full advantage of 5G to deliver truly high speed Internet service to residents in smaller and underserved communities.
This innovation with WTTH uniquely leverages Bell’s extensive fibre build to the benefit of Bell clients, while ongoing 5G trials underscore the importance of having truly integrated wireline and wireless solutions, all backed by the world’s best technologies.
Bell supports new Evolution of Networked Services through a Corridor in Québec and Ontario for Research and Innovation (ENCQOR) initiative.
As the country's primary driver of broadband communications innovation, Bell enables the governments' objective to enhance economic growth through the development and deployment of 5G.
5G wireless networks are necessary for the next generation of IoT applications, and Bell uniquely has the strategy, technologies and partnerships necessary to see those applications become a commercial reality in homes, businesses, EMS, campuses and cities throughout Canada.