Investment brings faster data speeds and more smartphones to rural and remote areas of Manitoba
Stock Symbol: MBT
WINNIPEG, March 6, 2014 /CNW/ - MTS today announced plans to expand its
4G HSPA+ wireless network to six new rural Manitoba communities in
2014, including the town of Churchill. Once the new network goes live,
residents will be able to download mobile apps and stream video in
seconds thanks to data speeds that are up to five times faster than the
current CDMA network.
"Our expanded 4G HSPA+ network will be a game-changer for MTS customers
living and working in these communities," said MTS President Kelvin
Shepherd. "They'll be able to use all the latest 4G devices and stream
content just like our customers in Winnipeg."
"Churchill is thrilled that MTS is making this strategic investment in
our community," stated Churchill Mayor Michael Spence. "Having access
to up-to-date technology is critical to our success, and I'm delighted
that our residents and the thousands of visitors that travel to
Churchill each year will soon be able to use their 4G devices to stay
More than 4,000 people living and working in the following communities
will benefit from this investment:
Ebb and Flow First Nation
Fisher River First Nation
As Manitoba's leading local communications provider, MTS regularly
upgrades its network and equipment to keep pace with changes in
technology. This investment is part of MTS's plan to continue to bring
advanced technology to more people and communities in Manitoba.
For more information about MTS's wireless services, please visit www.mts.ca/wireless.
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.
Forward-looking Statements Disclaimer
This news release includes forward-looking statements and information
(collectively, the "statements") about MTS's future network expansion
plans 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, and 2013 Annual Information Form,
both of which are available on SEDAR at 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: MTS Allstream
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