LTE network significantly faster than HSPA
FLIN FLON, MB, Aug. 28, 2014 /CNW/ - (TSX:MBT) MTS, Manitoba's leading telecommunications provider, today announced it has expanded its 4G LTE wireless network to Flin Flon. This is the latest in a series of expansions this year that have brought this impressive technology to 13 more rural Manitoba communities. With download speeds of up to 150 Mbps, 4G LTE sets the standard in wireless technology.
"I'm pleased that another Manitoba community will now enjoy the benefits that MTS's fastest wireless network has to offer," said MTS President Kelvin Shepherd. "LTE offers data speeds that are significantly faster than the current HSPA+ technology, 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.
More than 850,000 Manitobans now have access to MTS's 4G LTE Wireless Network. The service was launched in Winnipeg and Brandon in 2012. Since then, MTS has added Victoria Beach, Grand Beach, Portage la Prairie, Selkirk, Steinbach, Ste. Anne, Dauphin, Falcon Lake, Jessica Lake, West Hawk Lake, Gimli, Hecla, Altona, Winkler, Thompson, Morden, Swan River, and Carman to its LTE roster. 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.
LTE technology complements MTS's 4G HSPA+ wireless network, which reaches 97 per cent of the province's population. For more information about MTS's 4G LTE Wireless Network, please visit www.mts.ca/4glte.
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.
Forward-looking Statements Disclaimer
This news release includes forward-looking statements and information (collectively, the "statements") about MTS's wireless products, services and infrastructure 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: MTS Allstream
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Chelsea Ross, Corporate Communications