MTS is bringing a new technology to its mobile wireless network in 2012, meant to increase the speed at which customers use their smartphones.
Long Term Evolution (LTE) is the fastest network currently available in Canada, and MTS says it will complement their already-launched HSPA/4G wireless network.
“LTE will further improve our customers’ wireless service experience by providing increased data speeds, access to exciting new wireless devices and by increasing their ability to access converged multi-media services across MTS high-speed Internet, Wi-Fi, and mobile wireless networks,” said MTS president Kelvin Shepherd in a release.
LTE technology is expected to feature initial peak data rates as fast as 75 megabits per second (Mbps) with future data rates of 150 Mbps — more than five times faster than what’s currently available to consumers.
Earlier this week, competitor Rogers unveiled LTE service in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver. Rogers also began offering LTE in Ottawa back in July, while Bell launched its LTE service on Wednesday in Toronto, Mississauga, Hamilton, Kitchener-Waterloo and Guelph.