MTS Extends Deal with Rogers to Expand 4G LTE

MTSMTS has extended its wireless agreement with Rogers to share the costs of deploying and operating 4G LTE technology in Manitoba.

MTS previously announced plans to expand 4G LTE coverage to six additional communities in 2013 and plans to continue to expand its 4G LTE network to reach more than 90 percent of Manitoba’s population over the next five years.

Once complete, MTS’ 4G LTE wireless network will be able to support peak data speeds of up to 150 Mbps, doubling its previous capability, while providing faster connection times and future access to LTE roaming while Manitobans travel outside the province.

Rogers customers in Winnipeg, Brandon, Victoria Beach and Grand Beach will be able to experience LTE Max on June 17. Portage la Prairie, Selkirk, Steinbach and St. Anne will get the service later this summer.

— Staff