MTS turns up 4G LTE Wireless Network in Grand Beach and Victoria Beach

Two lakefront communities first in rural Manitoba to receive this advanced wireless technology

Stock Symbol:  MBT

WINNIPEG, May 17, 2013 /CNW/ - MTS, Manitoba's leading telecommunications provider, announced today that it has completed its 4G LTE wireless network expansion to Grand Beach and Victoria Beach, two of six communities that will receive MTS's 4G LTE Wireless service in 2013. Residents and vacationers in these regions can now experience faster-than-ever download and upload speeds on the latest LTE-enabled wireless devices.

"Just in time for May long weekend, MTS is offering ultra-fast 4G LTE wireless service in two of Manitoba's most popular cottage country destinations," said MTS President Kelvin Shepherd. "MTS is continuously investing in network infrastructure because we're committed to bringing the latest and greatest technology to Manitobans."

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 five 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 ® Z10, and Sony Xperia™ ZL.

MTS was the first to bring 4G LTE wireless services to Winnipeg and Brandon in 2012. Earlier this month, MTS announced plans to expand its 4G LTE wireless network to six more communities in 2013, including Selkirk, Portage la Prairie, Steinbach, Ste. Anne, Grand Beach and Victoria Beach. MTS customers traveling outside of the 4G LTE wireless network coverage areas will transfer from 4G LTE to MTS's 4G HSPA+ Wireless Network, which covers 97% of the Manitoba population.

For more information about MTS's 4G LTE Wireless Network, please visit www.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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SOURCE: MTS Allstream

For further information:

Media:  

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

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