Samsung expands 5G provider presence in Canada


Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. has been selected as the 5G networks infrastructure supplier for TELUS (NYSE:TU), a world-leading telecommunications service provider in Canada.

Samsung is rapidly expanding its customer pool, signing four new 5G contracts in the last seven months, including operators in Canada, U.S. and New Zealand. Deploying a 5G network for TELUS exhibits Samsung’s ongoing global commitment to advancing a new era in 5G expansion. With this latest agreement, Samsung will play a large part in helping TELUS build out its nationwide 5G network, laying groundwork for Samsung’s presence as one of the primary telecom vendors in Canada.

“We are pleased to select Samsung as a 5G vendor for our mobile services, leveraging the enhanced network capability, exceptional connectivity and state of the art technology inherent in their 5G solutions,” said Darren Entwistle, President and CEO, TELUS. “This development in our 5G ecosystem is a testament to our team’s innovation, skill and grit in building a world-leading 5G experience for Canadians from coast to coast, and from urban to rural.”

“We are excited to have earned TELUS’ trust to roll out next generation 5G services together, leveraging our successful experiences in commercializing 5G across multiple leading markets,” said Paul Kyungwhoon Cheun, President and Head of Networks Business at Samsung Electronics. “As a longstanding innovator in the 5G space, Samsung is looking forward to supporting TELUS, and in playing a key role in expanding new 5G horizons in Canada with unparalleled 5G network solutions.”

TELUS is a world-leading communications and IT company with customer connections spanning data, IP, voice, television, entertainment video and security. Since 2000, TELUS has invested nearly $200 billion in wireless and fibre optic network infrastructure, spectrum and operations to enhance the coverage, speed, and reliability of its networks to connect customers across one of the most vast, geographically challenging landscapes and diverse populations in the world. Its 4G LTE network has been recognized as one of the fastest in the world, heralded for top network speeds, resiliency, and latency by third parties including Open Signal, Tutela, J.D. Power, Ookla, and PCMag.