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Telus almost reaches 1Gbps benchmark in real-world LTE-A speed test

Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire


A truely remarkable acheivement for Telus, 1 Gbps is a ridiculously fast speed for any device on a mobile network.  I think it'll lead to increased data consumption and subsequently larger data packages to be purchased by the end-user.


Mobile networks are moving to par, if not exceeding, the speed of wired-technology we have. Do you think we will go to a completely wireless society when it comes to telecoms?


Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Yes, no need for home phone already, and no home internet in the future. I gave up home internet already after the kids moved out.

Town Hero / Héro de la Ville

Not sure how "it will lead to increased data consumption" .. they arent forcing you to use more data.


The only ways I can see that being true is if 1) You feel you can download more/watch more youtube videos 2) run 10,000 speeds tests / download nonsense just to show off your phone speed 3) websites make sites way more complicated with more items to download..

Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

The technology is there, but the question is how much will they charge?


Perfect excuse to raise rates again.

Mayor / Maire

This was achieved with LAA, which is not as practical as licensed spectrum. We'll see if there's any widescale deployments with LAA. I am not holding my breath.