MTS continues roll-out of its fibre optic network to in Manitoba

Winnipeg based MTS announced today that it will deploy its fibre-to-the-home network (FiON) in the communities of Neepawa, Minnedosa, Killarney and Carberry Manitoba in early 2012.

MTS currently offers FiON in Waverly West, SElkir, Dauphin, and Steinbach Manitoba.

Telus expands 4G wireless services in Manitoba

Telus said today it has improved wireless service in Manitoba by turning on more new HSPA+ dual-cell wireless sites in Manitoba.

The new wireless coverage can be found in Selkirk, Victoria Beach, Lockport, Ste. Anne, Steinbach and along Highway 1 to Portage la Prairie. The company also said that full coverage will be available in Portage la Prairie in early 2012, with service to Brandon expected next summer.

Primus Canada expands VoIP service area

Primus Canada today announced a major expansion of its Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephone services.

The company says its VoIP services are now available in an additional 240 exchanges across Canada, specifically in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec.

MTS launching LTE sometime in 2012

Manitoba’s MTS today announced today that it had it has begun work on Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology planning, infrastructure development and internal system work with a goal of starting deployment in 2012.

The company, which has almost half a million wireless customers in the province, did not provide any specific timeframe for the first phase of the rollout or where it might take place.

MTS TV now offering NHL Centre Ice package

MTS has announced that subscriptions to the NHL Centre Ice sports programming package are now available on its Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) service

For $200, MTS Ultimate TV subscribers will be able to view up to 40 out-of-market games a week throughout the 2011-12 regular season.

Telus increases wireless coverage and capacity in Manitoba

Telus announced yesterday that it has expanded its 4G wireless coverage and capacity in Manitoba thanks to new cell towers and upgrades to 42 existing sites.

MTS and Sasktel to launch iPhone 4 on April 26th

Almost ten months after it was first released, Sasktel and MTS have announced they will begin offering the iPhone 4 on Tuesday April 26th.

Manitoba will get an additional area code in 2012

The Telecommunications Alliance has announced that starting July 29, 2012, residents of Manitoba will be required to dial 10 digits – the area code followed by the seven-digit phone number- for all local calls.

The introduction of 10-digit dialing is the result of a decision by the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) and will pave the way for the addition of a new area code, 431, in November 2012, as the 204 area code reaches capacity.

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