Agreement with SaskTel expands MTS's 4G HSPA+ coverage in Saskatchewan
Stock Symbol: MBT
WINNIPEG, MB, Nov. 7, 2012 /CNW/ - MTS today announced an agreement with
provincial telecommunications provider SaskTel that immediately
improves MTS's 4G HSPA+ wireless coverage throughout Saskatchewan. MTS
customers can now enjoy high-quality voice, messaging, and data
services on their HSPA devices in more places in Saskatchewan than ever
"Our new agreement with SaskTel significantly increases the 4G HSPA+
roaming coverage for MTS customers travelling or doing business in
Saskatchewan," said MTS President Kelvin Shepherd. "In addition to
coverage previously available to MTS customers in many Saskatchewan
locations, we're proud that our 4G HSPA+ roaming now extends throughout
MTS customers now have access to SaskTel's 4G HSPA+ network which covers
98% of the Saskatchewan population. With download speeds of up to 21
Mbps, MTS customers can surf the Internet or download content with ease
on either side of Manitoba's western border.
"Our strong relationship with SaskTel gives MTS customers access to the
widest wireless network in Saskatchewan - just in time for the holiday
season," added Mr. Shepherd.
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 LTE, 4G HSPA+, 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 more than 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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