The Société de transport de Montréal (STM) and its partners Bell, Rogers, TELUS and Videotron are proud to announce that installation of a 4G LTE mobile network in all 68 stations and 71 km of tunnels in the Montréal metro has been completed. With the Jolicoeur, Monk and Angrignon stations now connected, the complex project begun in 2013 has been carried out on schedule, according to plan and within budget, despite the challenges of the pandemic.
The nearly $50 million cost was split evenly between telecommunications providers Bell, Rogers, TELUS and Videotron. The STM now has the largest indoor digital network and longest underground wireless network in Canada.
The unique collaboration between the country’s largest carriers has delivered continuous connectivity and stable, 100% LTE coverage in all STM stations and trains. STM riders now enjoy download speeds of up to 275 Mbps, comparable to what they have in the comfort of their homes.
“Videotron is proud to have contributed to the creation of this unique wireless network,” says Jean-François Pruneau, President and CEO of Videotron. “From now on, the millions of commuters who use the Montréal metro each year will be able to communicate, browse the Internet and work during the trip. As a partner in Quebecers’ connected lifestyles, we are committed to making life easier and making technology available. This project was very much in line with that vision.”
For more information, see the STM’s press release here.