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Canada’s best 5G network is here1

The Bell 5G and 5G+ networks will be true game changers for Canada.

5G and 5G+ are the next generation of wireless technology, and Bell will work towards offering 5G+ coverage to approximately 40% of the Canadian population by the end of 2022. With full deployment over the next few years, it will enhance the lives of all Canadians. Expect 5G+ to enable even more immersive video and gaming experiences, remote telehealth, self-driving vehicles, and new applications that will change the way we work, live and play.

To fully realize the generational opportunities of the Bell 5G and 5G+ networks, massive investment in new wireless spectrum, technology and infrastructure is required, and Bell is leading the way to deliver Canadians the best 5G network in the world.

Bell 5G will continue to offer unprecedented speeds on 5G devices for Canadians across the country. Our 5G+ network is now available in the Toronto area, with more markets coming soon.

 

The Bell 5G difference.

Not all 5G networks are created equal. While many may say they have 5G, it takes a leader in network innovation to build Canada’s best 5G network. Bell has the world-class infrastructure required to provide the coverage, reliability and support needed to deliver the network of the future.

In recent network speed testing, GWS and Rohde & Schwarz have named Bell the fastest in Canada.

In addition, PCMag has also awarded Bell as having the fastest mobile network for 5G network speeds3 while Opensignal has given Bell a top spot for 5G download speeds.
Proof that with the Bell 5G difference, we’re building 5G right.

Bell’s 5G is backed by fibre, the world’s best network technology. This allows for a faster and more reliable network. Bell has Canada's largest fibre-optic network with more than 240,000 total kilometres – providing the best foundation for 5G.

When it comes to developing 5G, the number of cell towers is key. With Bell, you get access to over 2x more cell towers than you do with the next-largest network.4

Bell invests nearly $4 billion each year in Canada’s next-generation network infrastructure. It’s how we’re able to deliver world-class network technologies and keep our customers at the forefront of the 5G revolution.

The best-in-class team of 7,600 network experts who built Canada’s best 4G LTE network are now working on our 5G network to help ensure Bell will offer you our absolute best and most advanced mobile experience as we continue our rollout.

Most awarded 5G network2

In recent network speed testing, GWS and Rohde & Schwarz have named Bell the fastest in Canada.

In addition, PCMag has also awarded Bell as having the fastest mobile network for 5G network speeds3 while Opensignal has given Bell a top spot for 5G download speeds.
Proof that with the Bell 5G difference, we’re building 5G right.

Fibre

Bell’s 5G is backed by fibre, the world’s best network technology. This allows for a faster and more reliable network. Bell has Canada's largest fibre-optic network with more than 240,000 total kilometres – providing the best foundation for 5G.

More cell towers

When it comes to developing 5G, the number of cell towers is key. With Bell, you get access to over 2x more cell towers than you do with the next-largest network.4

Investing in innovation

Bell invests nearly $4 billion each year in Canada’s next-generation network infrastructure. It’s how we’re able to deliver world-class network technologies and keep our customers at the forefront of the 5G revolution.

Network professionals

The best-in-class team of 7,600 network experts who built Canada’s best 4G LTE network are now working on our 5G network to help ensure Bell will offer you our absolute best and most advanced mobile experience as we continue our rollout.

What 5G and 5G+ will mean for Canada’s best network.5

Our 5G and 5G+ enable theoretical peak download speed of up to 1.7 Gbps* in cities, towns and communities across Canada for an incredible mobile experience (average expected speeds between 76–469 Mbps). Once future 5G technology is fully deployed, it will enable mobile experiences and applications that we can’t even imagine today.

Up to 100x faster speeds

Future 5G technology deployments will have theoretical peak download speeds that are up to 100x faster than 4G LTE. This means large files will be downloaded in seconds, videos will be streamed in the highest resolution, and you’ll benefit from an overall better experience.

5G will also provide faster Internet speed to users in remote areas that currently don’t have access to fibre technology.

Up to 1,000x greater capacity

Future 5G technology connected devices will be able to receive multiple streams of data, dramatically increasing their capacity to enjoy reliably fast speeds, even during peak times and at crowded events.

Up to 3x lower latency

Future 5G technology will allow devices to connect to one another with a lightning-fast response time. This opens up possibilities for real-time gaming, self-driving cars, and other immersive experiences that rely on real-time communication.

Bell 5G news

Create together on the go. With Bell 5G & TikTok.

As a Bell 5G customer, you get exclusive access to TikTok Paint Portal while on the go. This is TikTok’s first multi-user AR effect, and it’s launching only with Bell. Invite your friends and create with Bell 5G exclusive brushes.6

#Bell5GPaintPortal

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What impresses Jason most about 5G?

Jason Kelly (Bell Wireless Network, Field Services) explains how the evolution of the 5G network impacts our everyday lives.

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Bell is the first Canadian carrier to offer 5G roaming across the U.S.

5G Roaming is now available in several international destinations with more to come.

Available on select 5G devices.

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Control the angle on every play with TSN 5G View. Only with Bell 5G.

5G’s lower latency and faster speeds are changing the way you watch sports. For example, with TSN 5G View – only with Bell 5G – you can control how you watch the game. Access to exclusive live camera feeds from around the arena lets you see the game from every available angle. Plus, you can rotate live games to see more of a play.7

Available in select regions, with more coming soon.

Enhancing the future with 5G and 5G+

Here are just some of the exciting new 5G and 5G+ enabled experiences that will be eventually coming your way.

Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR)

Enter immersive experiences with virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR). 5G and 5G+’s lower latency and faster connections will make it possible to enjoy multiple views at live sporting and entertainment events, and view products in 360 degrees at enhanced shopping experiences.

Cloud gaming

Game like you do at home, wherever you go. 5G and 5G+ will support cloud gaming services with faster response times and console-quality performance, right on your mobile device.

Connected and self-driving cars

5G and 5G+ will eventually usher in a new era of driverless cars by enabling near real-time communication between devices. This will help us improve safety, manage traffic, and increase the efficiency of future connected cars.

How can I get 5G and 5G+?

5G and 5G+ will take time to roll out across Canada. To experience 5G or 5G+, you’ll need a 5G or 5G+ compatible phone that connects to the Bell 5G and 5G+ networks. If you’re in an area that does not have 5G or 5G+ coverage yet, your phone will automatically switch to the superb 4G network.

Canada’s fastest 5G network8 is taking mobile speeds to new heights with Bell 5G+.

Bell is at the cutting edge of the world’s most advanced network technologies. We are beginning the rollout of 5G+ in select cities with more to come.

Bell’s 5G+ network is expanding in Ontario, with many more cities, towns and communities across Canada coming soon.

5G health and safety

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Bell treats the health and safety of Canadians as a top priority by continuously adhering to the strict federal government standards for wireless health and safety. The Bell 5G network meets the rigorous Safety Code 6 requirements set by Health Canada, ensuring the public can safely use all of our products and services. For more information, please visit the Health Canada website.

5G for business.

With 5G, businesses will be well positioned to take advantage of compatible 5G devices and improved solutions, enabling them to gain market share and operational efficiencies against their competitors.

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(⁺) Based on a third party combined score (Global Wireless Solutions OneScore™) speed test results in 5G network areas from Bell and as ranked by PCMag. Reprinted with permission. © 2020 Ziff Davis, LLC. All Rights Reserved

*5G available in select major areas of Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, the Greater Toronto Area, Montreal and more. See bell.ca/5G.