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Spotlight: Get ready for 5G

Over the next decade, Canadian businesses will invest hundreds of billions of dollars in 5G infrastructure, which will enhance mobile experience and reimagine the use of smartphones and connected devices.

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 enhance our mobile experience providing us opportunities to reimagine how we use our smartphones and connected devices. It will bring faster data speeds for downloads and streaming, larger network capacities to support more connected customers and continuous network reliability to enrich Tbaytel’s overall mobile experience,” said Tbaytel President and CEO Dan Topatigh.

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.


Officially launched in core areas of Thunder Bay in January, Tbaytel 5G will see 60 5G capable sites in Thunder Bay and additional regional markets Dryden, Kenora and Keewatin by the end of 2023. This is a multi-year, multi-million dollar investment from Tbaytel to future-proof our region whether it’s to download the latest episode of your favourite show on the go or see industries like transportation, mining and healthcare evolve. 

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.
Visit for a list of compatible smartphones or visit the Tbaytel Store or any Tbaytel Authorized Dealer for a wide selection of new 5G devices.

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