Full deployment over the next few years will enhance the lives of Canadians with applications that we can’t even imagine today, bringing generational changes to the way we work, live and play. The faster speeds, greater capacity and low latency of 5G will open immense opportunities to businesses including enabling the remote workforce, telehealth, self-driving vehicles and much more.
To fully realize the generational opportunities of 5G, massive investment in new wireless spectrum, technology and infrastructure is required, and Bell is leading the way to deliver Canadians the best 5G network in the world.
Laying the groundwork for Canada’s largest 5G network¹
Not all 5G networks are created equal. While many may say they have 5G, it takes a leader in network innovation to build Canada’s best 5G network. Bell has the world-class infrastructure required to provide the coverage, reliability and support needed to deliver 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
Bell’s customers already enjoy Canada’s best national mobile network.4 Our customers will also be well-positioned to take advantage of compatible 5G devices and solutions, enabling them to gain market share and operational efficiencies against their competitors. Join Bell today and get ready to take advantage of our industry-leading 5G capabilities.
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, enabling our customers to do more and make more. Enhancing and expanding existing 4G LTE solutions with 5G will result in even more opportunities for our customers. Bell’s network advantages can become your business advantage, and with 5G, the list will get even longer.
Significant 5G milestones
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' objectives 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.
5G launch milestone.
Bell turned on its 5G network in 2020, allowing customers with a 5G-compatible smartphone to take advantage of Bell’s 5G service in parts of the Greater Toronto Area, Montréal, Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton. The Samsung Galaxy S20 series, LG V60ThinQ 5G Dual Screen™ and Motorola Edge+ are some of the first 5G-compatible devices in Bell’s smartphone line-up. These devices and the 5G network will represent the start of the long-term 5G revolution.
- Based on total square km of coverage on the shared 5G network available from Bell vs. Rogers’ 5G network.
- Current as of June 11, 2020. 5G coverage is available with compatible devices and is approximate; actual coverage may vary and may not include indoor coverage. The 5G network symbol appearing on a 5G device while in use means that 5G is available on the Bell network in the surrounding local area of the device. Speed, performance, and whether a 5G device uses the available 5G depends on various factors including topography, environmental conditions, the current serving radio conditions at your location, whether the device is actively downloading or uploading data and subject to Bell’s Internet traffic management practices (e.g., priority access to emergency personnel and critical infrastructure personnel). See bell.ca/ITMP. Outside 5G areas, 5G devices will continue to have access to our fastest 4G speeds available.
- Based on total number of cell towers on the shared 5G network available from Bell vs. Rogers’ 5G network.
- Based on a third party score (Global Wireless Solutions OneScore™) calculated using wireless network testing in Canada against other wireless networks of combined data, voice, reliability and network coverage. See bell.ca/LTE for details.