When Is 5G Coming to Canada? (Updated for 2020)

5G arrived in Canada in 2020

Canada is joining many other countries in releasing a 5G network over the coming years. While a speedy 5G rollout depends on a number of factors including the company providing the network, we know of at least a couple that will provide Canada 5G in 2020.

5G brings tremendously faster speeds than 4G so that you can access the internet quicker. Faster internet access will improve a number of industries and let you do things like download files more quickly and watch movies and play video games with virtually no delay.

If you don't live in Canada, you might still have a 5G network coming to you soon; see When Is 5G Coming to the US? and 5G Availability Around the Word. Also check out 5G: The Latest News & Updates to stay current with how its developing day by day.

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5G Rollout in Canada

There are multiple 5G networks available for use right now in Canada that customers can purchase and use like they can 4G. Others are actively working to bring test networks to the country and prepare for a commercial mobile 5G launch.

Telus is one company releasing 5G in Canada. In June 2020, they began rolling out the network in Vancouver, Montreal, Calgary, Edmonton, and Toronto, and added 19 additional cities in September 2020. The plan is to reach 50 communities this year.

Rogers Communications is another. They began rolling out their first 5G network in Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal in January 2020, and added dozens of other locations by September 2020—the current count is 130 cities and towns. The full benefits of the Rogers 5G network can be taken advantage of with a 5G phone; see their phone offerings for all your options.

Customers with a Bell 5G phone can access 5G, too. Use their coverage map to see where in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal, and the Greater Toronto Area you can get 5G service. Expansion is expected throughout 2020.

TeraGo is another 5G player. In early 2020, they began a 5G fixed wireless trial using equipment from Nokia.