MTS customers first to experience the benefits of 4G LTE wireless technology in Manitoba

MTS's 4G LTE Wireless Network provides download speeds of up to 75 Mbps to customers in Winnipeg and Brandon

Stock Symbol:  MBT

WINNIPEG, MB, Sept. 25, 2012 /CNW/ - MTS is proud to be the first to offer Manitobans Long Term Evolution (LTE) Wireless technology. LTE is known as the gold standard in wireless technologies and recognized as the world's fastest mobile network. Since the end of August, customers on MTS's 4G LTE Wireless Network have been enjoying even faster speeds while surfing the Internet, downloading content and streaming videos and music. 

"We continue to invest in bringing Manitobans the most advanced technology the industry has to offer," said MTS President Kelvin Shepherd.  "We are pleased with the performance of our new network, and with its deployment, MTS continues to offer the best overall wireless data experience to more Manitobans than any other provider in Manitoba."

MTS's 4G LTE Wireless Network is currently available in Winnipeg and Brandon and complements its 4G HSPA+ Wireless services. MTS plans to expand its new network to more communities across Manitoba in 2013. Customers who do not reside in a 4G LTE coverage area are still able to take advantage of MTS's new 4G LTE wireless devices on the current 4G HSPA+ wireless network.

Please visit www.mts.ca/4glte to learn more about MTS's new 4G LTE Wireless Network and see the MTS LTE devices offered. MTS will continue to expand its handset line-up as new LTE-enabled devices become available.

About MTS
MTS is the leading full-service communications provider for residential and business customers in Manitoba. The company's suite of products and services include the latest in wireless technology, high-speed Internet, an award-winning IPTV service, voice services, home security, and an extensive range of business solutions.  A technology leader, MTS operates advanced wireless networks delivering the best coverage for Manitobans with its 4G LTE, 4G HSPA+, CDMA and Wi-Fi wireless networks, and is investing to build out its extensive fibre-to-the-home network in over 20 Manitoba communities. MTS's momentum is fuelled by the knowledge, skills and spirit of its 3,000 Manitoba-based employees. With more than 100 years of operations, MTS is rooted firmly in the community and is a proud sponsor of the MTS Centre, home to the NHL's Winnipeg Jets. MTS is wholly-owned by Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. which is listed on the TSX (trading symbol: MBT). For information on MTS's products and services, please visit www.mts.ca.

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SOURCE: MTS Allstream

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Corporate Communications
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