PCMag.com awards MTS top spot for Internet and Wireless data speeds

WINNIPEG, Sept. 23, 2014 /CNW/ - MTS's blazing-fast LTE wireless network retained its title as "the fastest and most reliable LTE network in Winnipeg" for the second year in a row according to PCMag.com. The website, which is known for its rigorous testing and reviews, also named MTS as the fastest Internet Service Provider (ISP) in the province earlier this month.

"To be recognized for our Internet and wireless data networks is very exciting," said MTS President Kelvin Shepherd. "These awards are a real testament to MTS's commitment to providing customers with the best overall user experience including lightning fast internet access at home or on the go."

With download speeds of up to 150 Mbps, MTS's 4G LTE wireless network offers ultra-fast and reliable connections, so users can download music, pictures and apps or stream movies in seconds on their mobile devices. From Winkler to Swan River, more than 850,000 Manitobans now have access to MTS's 4G LTE wireless network. MTS was the first to bring 4G LTE technology to Manitoba, and plans to cover more than 90 per cent of Manitoba's population with 4G LTE wireless service over the next five years.

MTS's premium fibre optic network, the MTS FiON® Network, offers customers ultra-fast high-speed Internet with upload speeds of up to 30 Mbps and download speeds of 250 Mbps. This service is available in the 14 communities where MTS has launched the MTS FiON Network.

For more information about MTS's products and services, please visit mts.ca.

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 using the latest 4G and Wi-Fi technologies, delivering the best coverage for Manitobans. MTS also continues to expand its world-class fibre-to-the-home network, making MTS's fastest Internet plans and Ultimate TV service available to more communities across Manitoba. 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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This news release includes forward-looking statements and information (collectively, the "statements") about MTS's products and services that are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions. As a consequence, actual results in the future may differ materially from any conclusion, forecast or projection in such forward-looking statements. Therefore, forward-looking statements should be considered carefully and undue reliance should not be placed on them. Examples of statements that constitute forward-looking information may be identified by words such as "believe", "expect", "project", "should", "anticipate", "could", "target", "forecast", "intend", "plan", "outlook", "see", "set", "pending", and other similar terms.

Factors that could cause anticipated opportunities and actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to, matters identified in the "Material assumptions" section and the "Risks and uncertainties" section of the Company's 2013 Annual Management's Discussion & Analysis and 2013 Annual Information Form, both of which are available on SEDAR www.sedar.com.

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: Manitoba Telecom Services Inc.

For further information: Media: Samantha Lapedus, Corporate Communications, 204 958-3230, media.relations@mtsallstream.com

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