MTS launches domestic and international LTE roaming

MTS customers gain access to LTE networks within Canada, U.S.A.

Stock Symbol:  MBT

WINNIPEG, Nov. 25, 2013 /CNW/ - MTS, Manitoba's leading full-service telecommunications provider, now offers customers access to LTE Wireless service in urban centres across Canada. MTS also announced today that customers can enjoy LTE roaming in several international locations, including most major urban centres in the U.S.A.

"MTS is proud that our customers have the ability to stay connected to LTE while travelling outside of Manitoba," said MTS President Kelvin Shepherd.  "MTS customers can connect to LTE in over 80 locations in Canada, and we are one of only two Canadian carriers to announce the launch of international LTE roaming."

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 ten times faster than MTS's 4G HSPA+ Wireless Network.

LTE roaming is automatically enabled for MTS customers using the latest LTE devices, such as the Samsung Galaxy S4™, BlackBerry ® Q10, and Sony Xperia™ ZL.  LTE devices will seamlessly transfer to LTE where available.

"Today's announcement means our customers have the ability to experience the full speed capabilities of LTE beyond the borders of Manitoba," said Shepherd.

MTS offers U.S. and international data travel packs that allow customers to pre-purchase data they can use when roaming outside of Canada.  Added to existing wireless plans, the data packs save money and take the worry out of staying connected when travelling.

MTS launched its 4G LTE wireless network in Winnipeg and Brandon in 2012, and expanded the service to Victoria Beach, Grand Beach, Portage la Prairie, Selkirk, Steinbach and Ste. Anne in 2013. MTS plans to cover more than 90 per cent of Manitoba's population with 4G LTE wireless service over the next five years.

To learn more about MTS's 4G LTE Wireless Network, visit mts.ca/4glte.

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, 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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Please note that forward-looking statements reflect Management's expectations as at the date hereof. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

SOURCE: MTS Allstream

For further information:

Media:
Chelsea Ross
Corporate Communications
204 958-3230
media.relations@mtsallstream.com

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