MTS and Rogers currently have a network sharing agreement in place and today the former has announced it too has launched LTE roaming within Canada, the USA and international locations (Rogers first announced international roaming back in January for devices which support the 2600MHz LTE band).
“MTS is proud that our customers have the ability to stay connected to LTE while travelling outside of Manitoba,” said MTS President Kelvin Shepherd. “MTS customers can connect to LTE in over 80 locations in Canada, and we are one of only two Canadian carriers to announce the launch of international LTE roaming.”
— Bell MTS Support (@Bell_MTSHelps) November 25, 2013
This announcement means existing MTS customers can access LTE outside of Manitoba when travelling domestically, and roam on the Rogers LTE network. The latter currently has LTE roaming agreements in place in Switzerland, Hong Kong, South Korea and the USA (via AT&T).
MTS first launched its 4G LTE service in Winnipeg and Brandon in 2012, with recent expansions in Victoria Beach, Grand Beach, Portage la Prairie, Selkirk, Steinbach and Ste. Anne this year. Over the next five years the carrier plans to cover over 90% of Manitoba’s population with LTE coverage.