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5G is the next generation of wireless technology. With incredibly fast speeds and near-instant connections, 5G will enhance the lives of all Canadians with applications that we can’t even imagine today, bringing generational changes to the way we work, live and play.

But, not all 5G networks will be created equal. For example, some 5G networks may actually be slower than Bell’s industry-leading 4G LTE network, and that network is the foundation from which we are working to achieve our goal to build Canada's best 5G network.

More than ever, it will be critical for consumers and businesses to choose the best network. Because consumers and businesses that choose the wrong networks will not benefit from all that 5G has to offer.

And of course 5G will take some time to roll out across Canada, beginning with greater speeds in select areas of Western Canada, Ontario and Québec. So it is equally important that for the first 5G-capable devices and applications launched in Canada that they fall back to operate on a superb 4G network, when not in a 5G network area. That’s why Bell is your best choice.

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Canada’s biggest wireless network test put us on top.1

Global Wireless Solutions conducted the biggest test of networks in Canada, ranking Bell #1. When measuring combined data, voice, reliability and network coverage, we outperformed every single national wireless carrier across the board. Compared to the next-largest national provider, Bell gives you 66% more LTE coverage and download speeds that are 42% faster across Canada.1

One of the fastest networks in the world3

Stream, download, browse and share at blazing-fast speeds from coast to coast. With Bell, you can access peak theoretical download speeds of up to 1 Gbps (expect average speeds between 18–115 Mbps). Plus, with LTE Advanced – the gold standard in network technology – we consistently deliver faster speeds in more places than any other network.

97% coverage across Manitoba.

Bell’s 4G coverage now covers 97% of the Manitoban population. That’s over 1 million people. Plus, we’re working to give you access to even faster speeds as we continue to roll out the LTE Advanced network, which already covers 94% of the Manitoban population.

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5G coverage
With Bell, you’ll get the 5G coverage across Canada. Although the 5G network will take some time to roll out fully, it will begin with greater speeds in select cities, with more coming soon.

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Wi-Fi network across Canada.

With over 4,000 hotspots across Canada, Bell is proud to offer all mobile users free Wi-Fi. You can find a Bell hotspot from coast to coast at participating McDonald’s, Chapters Indigo and Tim Hortons.

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A reliable
connection.

Bell connects the vast majority of cell towers with fibre, the best network technology, to give customers a reliable connection. In addition, our in-building coverage improvements deliver a strong LTE signal. Backed by the latest network infrastructure technology, Bell also gives you access to a network offering the most cell towers connected by fibre.

Bell’s dedicated team of 7,600 network employees are continuously working to optimize our network, all with the shared goal of providing Canadians with the absolute best, most advanced mobile experience.