MTS extends its reach

Hamiota, 29 other Manitoba communities added to ultra-fast LTE wireless data network in 2015

HAMIOTA, MB, Sept. 16, 2015 /CNW/ - (TSX:MBT) MTS, Manitoba's leading telecommunications provider, today announced it has expanded its 4G LTE wireless network to Hamiota and MacGregor. This is the latest in a series of expansions that has brought this impressive technology to 30 rural Manitoba communities in 2015.

In 2015 MTS has expanded its 4G LTE Network in The Pas, Beausejour, Pinawa, Elie, Winnipeg Beach, Stonewall, Niverville, Minnedosa, La Salle, Lockport, St Andrew's, Beausejour, Oakbank, Grunthal, Lee River, Kleefeld, Belair, Nopiming, Russell, Anola, Souris, Carberry, Arborg, Lac du Bonnet, Morris, Neepawa, and Treherne.

"More than 1 million Manitobans now have access to MTS's 4G LTE Wireless Network," said MTS CEO Jay Forbes. "LTE offers download speeds up to 150 Mbps, ensuring customers enjoy their new LTE smartphones to the fullest. The MTS 4G LTE Wireless Network gives LTE devices the power to stream movies and download music, pictures and apps faster than ever before; to play multi-player games; and to quickly access emails and business documents."

MTS was the first to bring 4G LTE technology to Manitoba. LTE technology complements MTS's 4G HSPA+ wireless network, which reaches 98 per cent of the province's population. For more information about MTS's 4G LTE Wireless Network, please visit www.mts.ca/4glte.

About MTS Inc.
MTS is Manitoba's leading communications company, connecting people and places with wireless, high-speed Internet, TV, home phone and security services. MTS also offers a full suite of business solutions, including information technology, data storage and cloud computing through EPIC Information Solutions and MTS Data Centres.  Founded more than a century ago and deeply rooted in the community, MTS provides grants, scholarships, sponsorships and volunteer support to youth-serving organizations across the province through MTS Future First. MTS is wholly owned by Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. (TSX: MBT). For more on MTS's products and services, visit www.mts.ca.

Forward-looking Statements Disclaimer
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 2014 Annual Management's Discussion & Analysis and 2014 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: Andrew Parkinson, Corporate Communications, 204 958-3230, media.relations@mtsallstream.com

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