Specifically, the wireless operator, which is owned by Bell Canada, signed a US$126 million deal with Nortel to install the 3G system.
"The EVDO network will offer Canada's fastest wireless experience and deliver leading-edge innovation to the market to revolutionize the way Canadians use their mobile devices," Almis Ledas, Bell Mobility's vice president for corporate development, said in a statement.
Nortel will suplly radio base stations and controllers, switching platforms and other equipment. Bell Mobility did not provide a timetable for the deployment but did say the service initially will be available in Toronto and Montreal.
1xEV-DO is a CDMA-based technology and, in the U.S., is being deployed by Verizon Wireless and Sprint.