Manitoba's fastest wireless network continues to expand throughout
Stock Symbol: MBT
SELKIRK, MB, July 19, 2013 /CNW/ - MTS, Manitoba's leading full-service
telecommunications provider, today announced that it has completed its
4G LTE wireless network expansion in Selkirk, the fourth of six
Manitoban communities that will receive MTS's 4G LTE Wireless service
in 2013. Residents can now experience faster-than-ever wireless
download and upload speeds on the latest LTE-enabled wireless devices.
"We continue to expand MTS's 4G LTE Wireless Network in rural Manitoba,"
said MTS President Kelvin Shepherd. "Selkirk is the fourth community
where we have launched 4G LTE technology this year and MTS is pleased
that our customers in Selkirk can now enjoy the blazing fast wireless
data speeds this technology offers."
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. 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, and now Selkirk, with plans to launch
in Steinbach and Ste. Anne later this year. 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, MTS is also investing this year to bring
DSL-based high-speed Internet service to 20 new communities, and
expanding MTS's fibre-to-the-home technology to an additional 5,000
homes throughout the province. In 2010, Selkirk was the first
community outside of Winnipeg to receive MTS's fibre-to-the-home
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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