WIND MOBILE ANNOUNCES SUCCESSFUL 4G LIVE TRIAL

WIND's innovative all-IP 3G+ network continues to evolve toward the next generation of mobile technology with the exclusive North American introduction of HD Voice

TORONTO, Feb. 3 /CNW/ - WIND Mobile today announced their successful 4G live trial and introduction of High Definition Voice Calling (HD Voice) to the North American marketplace as one of only a few wireless carriers in the world to offer the advanced technology on their new and evolving all-IP 3G+ network.

WIND has been building a technologically advanced 3G+, all-IP network from the ground up, and building faster and further than any other new entrant to the Canadian marketplace. Recent Long Term Evolution (LTE) testing confirms that the network is in line to advance to the next evolution of 4G compatible technologies.

"We're very proud of our network quality and of the efforts of our people to perform ongoing and rigorous testing to maintain quality and advance innovation," said Ken Campbell, Chief Executive Officer of WIND Mobile. "Our ability to deliver HD Voice before any other carrier in North America and to test LTE are examples of the technologies WIND is uniquely positioned to offer as we continue to advance our network to the next evolution of mobile network technology."

LTE is the next generation (4G) mobile network technology and successor of 3G. LTE takes a huge leap forward in the way network resources such as spectrum, bandwidth and capacity are used, and how the network is deployed and managed. LTE delivers much faster speeds (up to 100Mbps) with lower latencies and superior customer experience with strengthened coverage and seamless handovers between sites. During testing, customers experience average download speeds of 50-60Mbps and improved speed while multitasking (concurrent emailing, browsing, file downloads, etc). 

Future opportunities with LTE will enable more devices to be connected - not only mobile phones, tablets and laptops/netbooks, but also cameras, cars, appliances, interactive information screens and other everyday devices. TV and multimedia streaming will become as easy as online streaming or satellite radio streaming allowing more face time with video chat, the ability to watch home security cameras, live traffic cameras or just stream content on any mobile LTE enabled device. Additionally, mobile gaming will become much more connected and real time.

WIND has also introduced HD Voice throughout its network, a North American technology first. HD Voice is a cutting edge technology that provides a dramatically enhanced caller experience with improved audio quality and the reduction of background noise. The new service is available for FREE for WIND subscribers and will initially be supported on the Alcatel Tribe ANDROIDTM with more HD Voice-ready 3G handsets coming soon to Wind's line-up. As more devices become compatible with this advanced technology, more customers will have the opportunity to enjoy the superior quality of the HD voice calling experience. WIND's advanced 3G+ network has been built to support HD Voice anywhere in Canada in any WIND Zone.

About WIND Mobile and Globalive Holdings
WIND Mobile provides voice, text and data services to Canadians on a next-generation wireless network and is committed to offering a level of wireless service presently not available in Canada. WIND Mobile is built on actual conversations that are happening with Canadians who are passionate about wireless and creating a better mobile offering nationally. For more information, please visit: www.WINDmobile.ca.  

Globalive Holdings is a leading provider of telecommunications solutions in Canada and internationally to the consumer, business and hospitality markets. The Globalive companies include: WIND Mobile, Yak, OneConnect, Canopco and Globalive Carrier Services. For more information, please visit: www.globalive.com.

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