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  1. MTS is Offering Manitobans Direct Access to Netflix

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    Earlier this month, Manitoba’s full-service telecommunications provider announced that customers are now able to access Netflix, the world’s leading Internet TV network, directly on MTS Ultimate TV. MTS is the only television provider in Manitoba to offer the streaming service on set-top boxes...
  2. Bell and Manitoba Telecom Services Expand Mobile and Broadband Networks in Northern Manitoba

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    Yesterday, Bell and Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. announced extensive plans for the expansion of mobile and wireline broadband communications networks in Northern Manitoba. The move is part of the Bell MTS plan to invest $1 billion over 5 years, with the aim to accelerate broadband...
  3. SaskTel's Bottom Line Potentially at Risk in New Assessment

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    Earlier this week, SaskTel released its high-level risk assessment report regarding the potential impacts that BCE acquiring Manitoba Telecom Services may have on SaskTel. The review, which was completed by Mark H. Goldberg & Associates Inc., provided an analysis of risks which will become part...
  4. BCE to Acquire Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. for $3.9 Billion-Bell Promises to Bring Faster Service to All Manitoban Subscribers

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    Today, Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. (MTS) was acquired by the Bell group of companies in a transaction valued at approximately $3.9 billion. MTS has a long history going all the way back to 1908, as the descendant company of Manitoba Government Telephones, and this is not the first time the...
  5. Manitoba's MTS Now Accepting Scholarship Applications

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    Manitoba Telecom Services Inc, (MTS) announced last week that the company is now accepting applications from high school and post-secondary students throughout Manitoba for MTS Future First scholarships. Manitoba’s leading information and communications technology provider is offering a variety...
  6. CRTC Completes Plan to Bring Internet to Remote Communities in Canada Via Bell, MTS and Telus

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    The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) announced today that more than 280 rural and remote communities in British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec now have access to broadband Internet services. Under a plan that was approved by the CRTC in 2010...
  7. Manitoba’s MTS Puts More TV on Mobile Devices and In Customers’ Hands

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    Last Thursday, MTS- Manitoba’s leading full-service telecommunications provider-announced that its customers will now have increased access to entertainment on their mobile phones and tablets. The company has launched more TV on mobile devices, via the TSN GO and CTV GO mobile apps, which are...
  8. LG G3 now available at Rogers, Bell, MTS and Videotron

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    Last month, we reported that the LG G3 would be available in Canada come August. Well, August is here and so is the G3! The G3 features a 5.5” Quad HD display with 2560 x 1440 resolution, showcasing detail and clarity at 538 pixels per inch. It’s also stacked with 13 MP camera with Laser...
  9. Federal Gov't Denies MTS Sale of Allstream Over Security Reasons

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    The federal government ruled that MTS cannot sell its Allstream division to Accelero Capital Holdings because it would violate national security. MTS had signed an agreement in May to sell the business for $520 million to the Egyptian investment firm, which had a previous ownership stake in...
  10. MTS to sell Allstream division to Accelero Capital (disallowed)

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    MTS concludes strategic review process with agreement to sell Allstream to Accelero Capital in transaction valued at $520 million. Allstream is the division that provides communications services to businesses outside of Manitoba. This deal won't have any impact on residential customers in Manitoba.
  11. IPTV in Canada: An update

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    Had Telus Optik TV (e.g. IPTV via mediaroom) earlier this year ... Shaw Gateway kicks its butt and is less buggy .... (any multiroom solution out there is still buggy fyi but Shaw Gateway is the least buggy)
  12. MTS continues roll-out of its fibre optic network to in Manitoba

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    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. MTS is currently in the...
  13. MTS TV rolls out new channels and line-up

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    MTS TV today began rolling out a large number of changes to its television line-up including the addition of over 25 new channels, 18 of which are in high definition. The IPTV television provider is also offering free previews for Sports TV Americas, the Miracle Channel, Tumble Books, Games 4TV...
  14. Hollywood Suite HD Movie Channels launch November 20th

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    Toronto based Hollywood Suite tweeted this week that it will launch its four new high definition (HD) movie channels in Canada beginning November 20th at noon ET on Eastlink, MTS, Sasktel and Telus, six days later than previously announced. The company has so far been unable to secure carriage...
  15. MTS reports 3Q 2011 Results

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    Interesting numbers from todays results MTS wireless revenues grow 7.3% in Q3, driven by 47.8% increase in wireless data revenue MTS IPTV revenues up 19.9% in Q3 Subscribers IPTV - 93,244 Wirleess - 494,462 High Speed Internet - 187,604
  16. MTS launching LTE sometime in 2012

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    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...
  17. TSN Jets channels premieres tonight

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    TSN Jets, a new specialty channel dedicated to the Winnipeg Jets hockey team, premieres tonight when the Jets take on the Columbus Blue Jackets in front of a capacity crowd at the MTS Centre. The pay channel will be available to almost half a million homes in the Winnipeg Jets broadcast region...
  18. MTS TV now offering NHL Centre Ice package

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    MTS today 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. The...
  19. BlackBerry 7 smartphones coming to MTS starting this month

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    The next-generation of BlackBerry 7 smartphones including the BlackBerry Torch 9810 and BlackBerry Bold 9900 are coming to MTS, the company announced today. The BlackBerry Torch 9810 will go on sale at the end of August followed by the BlackBerry Bold 9900 smartphone in early October. "MTS...
  20. Big three wireless companies now have over 23.5 million subscribers

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    Rogers Communications recently reported that, as of the end of June, it had over 9.1 million wireless subscribers making it largest provider of wireless services in the country. Combined with the Bell and Telus Mobility, the big three wireless companies now have over 23.5 million subscribers...
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