New fibre optic network delivers world class technology to Northern community
Stock Symbol: MBT
WINNIPEG, Feb. 28, 2012 /CNW/ - MTS today announces the launch of its
industry-leading MTS Ultimate TV service in The Pas, MB. The
award-winning MTS Ultimate TV service provides Manitobans with one of
the most feature rich television experiences in Canada, and is made
available over MTS's fibre-to-the-home network. The new
fibre-to-the-home network (MTS FiON® Network) provides access to
today's most advanced telecommunications services and lays the
groundwork for the services of the future.
"MTS is committed to providing our customers with the most innovative
telecommunications services available within the industry," said MTS
President Kelvin Shepherd. "We are thrilled that the residents of The
Pas will now benefit from this commitment as we launch the MTS Ultimate
TV experience in the community."
MTS's Ultimate TV offers a variety of channel packages, high quality 100
per cent digital picture and sound, as well as a Whole Home PVR feature
which enables customers to pause a recorded show in one room and finish
watching it in another room. MTS My Picks and Ultimate Picks
applications allow customers to keep track of six different channels at
the same time, while TV Call Display lets them see who is calling on
their MTS Home Phone. MTS Ultimate TV also offers an extensive lineup
of over 350 digital TV and music channels, over 100 HD channels, and
access to Video on Demand and Pay-Per-View events.
The Pas is the latest community in Manitoba to be connected to MTS's new
fibre optic network. The MTS FiON Network connects directly into
people's homes, delivering a huge amount of bandwidth which enables
faster speeds and lays the groundwork for delivering new services such
as MTS Ultimate TV. Customers on this new network will also have
access to an exciting suite of high-speed Internet products, with
speeds up to 32 Mbps and future speeds of over 100 Mbps.
MTS is investing $125 million over five years to deploy its
fibre-to-the-home network to 120,000 homes and enable MTS Ultimate TV
service in more than 20 communities in Manitoba. MTS Ultimate TV is
currently available to over 95 per cent of Winnipeg households, and in
Brandon, Portage La Prairie and a growing number of homes in Selkirk,
Steinbach, Dauphin and Thompson.
Over 1,335 homes in The Pas are now eligible for fibre connection and
MTS's Ultimate TV service. MTS plans to have the MTS FiON Network fully
deployed in The Pas by late 2012.
For more information on the MTS FiON Network and MTS Ultimate TV please
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 Inc.
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