Telus will reach 187 new communities across B.C. by the end of the year. (Black Press Media/ file photo)

Telus will reach 187 new communities across B.C. by the end of the year. (Black Press Media/ file photo)

Kitimat network receives 5G expansion

Telus will be investing $13 billion in infrastructure and operations in B.C. through 2024

Telus’ investment in B.C. will expand its 5G network into Kitimat, offering customers faster networks.

Telus says it will be spending $13-billion on infrastructure and operations in the province through 2024.

“The significant investments we are making in our world-leading network to rapidly expand our 5G footprint is enabling us to connect the citizens of Kitimat to the people, resources and critical information they need as we continue to navigate the global pandemic,” said Darren Entwistle, Telus president and CEO, in a media release.

Through Telus’ multiple vendors they will be expanding the network in order to reach 187 new communities in B.C. by the end of the year.

These upgraded networks will also have an impact on other technology, not just cellphones. Canadians will see the connection of drones with sensors for improved crop management and this will also mean autonomous vehicles will be smarter when they are functioning, according to the communications technology company.