After a long, much anticipated wait, Manitobans will finally have access to high-speed wireless voice and data services. Today both MTS and Rogers announced that their expanded 3G+/HSPA+ networks will go live on March 31. Customers will be able to purchase the latest devices including Android, BlackBerry and iPhone, and access data speeds of up to 21 Mbps. And coverage will increase considerably, with service soon to be available to 96-97% of Manitoba's population.
Rogers' Upcoming Manitoba Coverage
Rogers stated in its news release today "This major network expansion
will both improve and considerably expand Rogers' wireless coverage in
Manitoba. Rogers already offers service in Winnipeg and southern
Manitoba and is expanding into Manitoba's northern communities while, at
the same time, upgrading the existing Rogers' coverage footprint in
Manitoba to high speed 3G+/HSPA+. The new network will significantly
increase Rogers 3G+/HSPA+ coverage to service 96 per cent of Manitobans
as it brings choice to many new markets including Thompson, The Pas,
Flin Flon and more."
For more information on the Rogers Manitoba HSPA+ network expansion, please click here.
MTS' Upcoming Manitoba Coverage
MTS wireless has invested over $100 million in their new network, and
will also be offering up exclusive MTS bundled services. Their new HSPA
network will provide more extensive, reliable coverage in Manitoba, and
"faster speeds than ever before and deliver next-generation broadband
wireless services to 97 per cent of the population. Outside of Manitoba,
MTS HSPA+ customers will be able to roam in more than 200 countries
around the world." MTS will also continue to support its CDMA network,
stating "MTS will also continue to sell and support an exciting
lineup of its CDMA based handsets and operate its current CDMA wireless
network in Manitoba to support existing MTS customers and carry other
wireless roaming traffic. The combination of HSPA+ and CDMA uniquely
positions MTS to have the widest array of wireless solutions for
For more information on the MTS Manitoba HSPA+ network expansion, please click here.