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Telus targets Canadian IoT market with new LTE-M network

October 26, 2018 / Juan Pedro Tomás

Canadian operator Telus has launched its LTE-M low-power wide-area (LPWA) network to strengthen its internet of things strategy in the country. Telus said that its new LTE-M network currently provides coverage across British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada, plus major centres in Manitoba. Telus added that its LTE-M network is built on licensed cellular standards-based technology and designed to be fully compatible with 5G technologies. The network will support low-power wide-area IoT applications such as smart cities, logistics and agriculture “well into the 5G future,” the carrier said. “Telus is committed to empowering the IoT ecosystem in Canada, from providing connectivity with a world-class LTE-M network to supporting the companies and developers that will create the innovative IoT solutions of the future,” said Michael Cihra, Telus VP of IoT. “Telus’ network provides the most comprehensive LTE-M coverage in Canada, allowi...