5G network coverage is expanding in Mississauga

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Published July 28, 2022 at 4:00 pm

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Faster internet and cell service is coming to Mississauga but not everywhere just yet.

Bell Canada just announced 5G+ network coverage for Toronto, Guelph, Kitchener-Waterloo, London, Barrie and select areas of Mississauga.

5G technology gives people faster phone and internet connections. In Toronto, speeds with 5G+ are now over 50 per cent faster than before, Bell Canada said in a press release.

The City of Mississauga announced late last year that the city is ready for 5G.

“When we talk about 5G, we’re talking about speed, meaning you’ll be able to download a movie or stream videos in mere seconds. We are also talking about greater bandwidth, meaning the network can handle more devices being connected at the same time, decreasing spotty service in crowded areas,” said Shawn Slack, director, Information Technology and Chief Information Officer for the city.

5G technology uses multiple antennas to move signals around, bouncing them quickly between locations. The antennas are also smaller and can be placed in more locations like buildings or street lights. In Mississauga, they are expected on light poles in high foot traffic areas. In 2021, requests came from telecommunication service providers to use street light poles to attach small cell equipment.

With Bell Canada’s announcement, parts of Mississauga can now access 5G+.

A coverage map shows areas such as Clarkson, Port Credit, Lorne Park, Cooksville and downtown have access to Bell 5G.

A similar coverage map for competitor, Rogers, also shows some 5G service in Mississauga.

Bell says their technology, 3,500 MHz wireless spectrum, is the “next phase of 5G advancement.” The Bell 5G+ is expected to be “faster and more responsive.”

And while coverage in Mississauga is not complete, a company spokesperson tells insauga, there are plans to expand in the city.

“We’re continuing to expand and will have more dates and locations to share soon,” the spokesperson says.

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