Manitoba's fastest wireless network technology comes to Dawson Trail
Stock Symbol: MBT
STE. ANNE, MB, Oct. 31, 2013 /CNW/ - MTS, Manitoba's leading
full-service telecommunications provider, today announced the launch of
its 4G LTE Wireless Network in Ste. Anne, the sixth Manitoban community
to receive the service this year. Residents can now experience
faster-than-ever wireless download and upload speeds on the latest
LTE-enabled wireless devices.
"MTS committed to connecting six more Manitoba communities to its 4G LTE
wireless network before the end of 2013, and with the addition of Ste.
Anne, we completed our goal," said MTS President Kelvin Shepherd.
"More than 800,000 Manitobans now have access to blazing-fast LTE
wireless coverage from MTS."
Long Term Evolution (LTE) is recognized as the gold standard in wireless
technologies and provides superior performance while surfing the
Internet, downloading content, and streaming videos and music. MTS's 4G
LTE Wireless Network supports average user speeds that are up to 10
times faster than MTS's 4G HSPA+ Wireless Network. MTS customers can
experience the full speed capabilities LTE offers on some of the latest
LTE-enabled devices, such as the Samsung Galaxy S4™, BlackBerry ® Q10, and Sony Xperia™ ZL.
MTS was the first to bring 4G LTE technology to Winnipeg and Brandon in
2012. MTS has since launched 4G LTE wireless service in Victoria Beach,
Grand Beach, Portage la Prairie, Selkirk, Steinbach and now Ste. Anne.
Customers using LTE-enabled devices outside of MTS's 4G LTE Wireless
Network coverage area will transfer to MTS's 4G HSPA+ Wireless Network,
which covers 97 per cent of the Manitoba population.
The expansion of the MTS 4G LTE Wireless Network is part of a $40
million investment MTS is making in its rural Manitoba networks in
2013. In addition to 4G LTE, the investment includes launching MTS's
DSL-based high-speed Internet service in 20 new communities, and an
expansion of MTS's fibre-to-the-home technology, also known as the MTS
FiON® Network, to an additional 5,000 homes throughout the province.
For more information about MTS's 4G LTE Wireless Network, please visit www.mts.ca/4glte.
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, 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 over 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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