5G Network over Thunder Bay 5G Network over Thunder Bay

Tbaytel 5G

The next evolution in wireless technology

Tbaytel is working hard to bring the latest in cutting edge wireless technology to northern Ontario. Beginning in early 2023, the first phase of our 5G network will be available in Thunder Bay, with additional sites being launched throughout the year.


What is 5G all about?

5G is the fifth generation in wireless technology that will change the way we live and work. Every generation has brought forth fundamental changes to how we use our phones and each one builds upon what the previous generation made possible.

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From voice calls to texting, to internet and streaming; phones and networks have evolved over the past 40 years to do thing you could only dream of. Now 5G is expanding the possibilities like never before; from lag-free gaming on the go, fully immersive multiplayer VR experiences, fully autonomous cars, personalized shopping, or even a specialized surgery from a world class surgeon right at your home hospital, and more.

5G is an investment in the neighbourhood

Over the next decade, Canadian businesses will invest hundreds of billions of dollars in 5G infrastructure. This infrastructure, just like highways, roads and sewers is necessary to continue to grow and build our economy. Tbaytel is helping to build the backbone needed to ensure northern Ontario can be a leader in this evolution.

5G networks will fundamentally change how we live and work in the future. 5G will immediately bring you ultra-fast downloads, larger network capacities and near real-time response times on devices to improve your mobile experience. The evolution is about more than just speed and quickness, the possibilities from 5G are endless and will only get better with time.

How can I get connected to 5G?

You can be one of the first to experience Tbaytel 5G by being 5G Ready. What you’ll need is a 5G compatible device, an LTE or 5G SIM Card and a 5G compatible Unlimited Data Plan. If you’re looking to buy a new phone, look for the “5G Ready” icon next the device to ensure you’re ready to experience all that 5G can bring.

At launch, select certified devices will be able to connect to 5G. Additional devices will be certified for Tbaytel 5G in the coming months:

  • Apple iPhone SE (3rd Generation)
  • Apple iPhone 12, 13 and 14 series
  • Samsung Galaxy S22 series
  • Motorola Moto Edge
  • Google Pixel 4a, 5G, 5, 6, 6 Pro, 6a 7, 7 Pro

5G F.A.Q.

Still have questions? Learn more about Tbaytel's 5G network here.

5G F.A.Q.

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