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Wireless Improvements Made at Bell MTS Place

Wireless Improvements Made at Bell MTS Place

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Bell MTS Place on Portage Avenue. (TNSE)

Fans attending Wednesday’s Winnipeg Jets home opener at Bell MTS Place will notice a difference in how their cell phones work within the building.

Bell MTS made upgrades to its LTE network in the arena over the summer, more than tripling the capacity for wireless customers. A common frustration of those who attend events in the building is slower speeds or periods of non-connectivity given the volume of other users in the vicinity. Similar headaches have been shared by football fans at Investors Group Field in the past.

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Providers Have to Invest to Meet Growing Demand for Mobile Use: Bell CEO

Providers Have to Invest to Meet Growing Demand for Mobile Use: Bell CEO

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

George Cope
George Cope, President and CEO of BCE Inc., speaks during the 2017 annual general shareholders meeting in Ottawa on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Cope says his company and its competitors have to invest in infrastructure to keep up with a booming consumer appetite for entertainment both at home and on mobile devices. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)

WINNIPEG – Internet and mobile providers must invest in infrastructure to keep up with a booming consumer appetite for entertainment both at home and on the go, Bell Canada Enterprises CEO George Cope said Tuesday.

High-speed mobile data usage is up 37 per cent from just last year, while the amount of data streaming over the Internet has more than quadrupled in five years, Cope told the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce.

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Bell MTS Place to Be New Name of Downtown Arena

Bell MTS Place to Be New Name of Downtown Arena

Bell MTS Place
A rendering of the future signage outside Bell MTS Place on Portage Avenue. (TNSE)
Bell MTS Place
Bell MTS Place (TNSE)

WINNIPEG — MTS Centre has a new name. Following the acquisition of MTS by Bell earlier this year for $3.9 billion, Bell MTS is carrying on business under its new name. That means some changes are afoot at Winnipeg’s busiest entertainment venue.

The home of the Winnipeg Jets will now be known as Bell MTS Place.

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