Telus is planning to expand its infrastructure and wireless technology across Manitoba through 2016 with an investment of $130 million.
The funds build on an already announced commitment by the telecom giant of over $670 million since 2000.
Telus’ efforts this year will include extending the reach of 4G LTE and rapidly deploying the 700 MHz spectrum purchased in a recent government auction to enhance speeds and coverage, as well as installing dozens of new wireless sites to enhance coverage and data capacity in rural and urban areas.
Telus is also expanding the reach of its healthcare solutions, which currently provide electronic medical records to more than 12,500 Canadian physicians across the country and support more than 45 million patient interactions each year.
“With this significant investment we will continue that work, deploying the world’s most advanced wireless technology in even more Manitoba communities over the next three years,” said Darren Entwistle, Telus executive chairman, in a release.