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Rogers Expanding Manitoba Coverage To Reach 96% Of Manitobans

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This week, Rogers/MTS announced that the two wireless companies are going live with HSPA+ coverage in Manitoba on March 31, 2011. This brings up to 21Mbps wireless data speeds to the province.

The press release states that the joint venture between Rogers and MTS will now bring expanded wireless voice and data across Manitoba. The coverage will reportedly cover 96% of Manitobans.

This means that Manitobans with MTS looking to pick up the latest 3G devices can do so! In other words, devices such as the iPhone, Android, and Blackberry are coming to Manitoba/MTS.

Rogers GM for Manitoba, Laura Kwiatkowski had the following to say,

“We’ve listened to Manitobans and know they want a reliable experience and more choice. Now the countdown is on for the fastest mobile speeds available in Manitoba.”

[CNW]

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  • SgtAdam

    We’ve had iPhones, blackberries and more for a long time thanks to Rogers, it’s just MTS was taking their sweet time. The good news here is that every MTS tower is a Rogers tower so that means better 3G access outside of Winnipeg. Thank god.

  • Jperih

    To add to SgtAdam; we’ve had those devices for a long while (signed up for my first Blackberry in 2003), didn’t quite like how the second-to-last paragraph was worded. Nice to see Rogers getting some iPhone competition, however.

  • bekk45

    YES YES YES YES YES its funny my home internet only ever peaks at around 1.5 megabits, sloww and 3g gets like 3 mega

  • Shierkahn3

    I work at mts and so have had an inside line to this for a while. I’ve been pretty excited about it. But to be honest don’t see mts getting the iPhone any time soon

  • donmacman

    More smoke and mirrors. Rogers and MTS do not cover 96 % of rural Manitoba. Both have their separate towers which are to far apart and the landscape is covered with dead zones all over. Perhaps 96 % of Winnipeg and Brandon. Telus appears to be adding towers at shorter distances in my area and looks like they will provide much better rural coverage than either Rogers or MTS will provide. Bell is nowhere to be seen even though they announced that they had an agreement with MTS also. Shaw is planning for 2014 for their wireless cell network as they also bought the licensed spectrum in Manitoba. In the mean time we are stuck with Rogers.

  • donmacman

    More smoke and mirrors. Rogers and MTS do not cover 96 % of rural Manitoba. Both have their separate towers which are to far apart and the landscape is covered with dead zones all over. Perhaps 96 % of Winnipeg and Brandon. Telus appears to be adding towers at shorter distances in my area and looks like they will provide much better rural coverage than either Rogers or MTS will provide. Bell is nowhere to be seen even though they announced that they had an agreement with MTS also. Shaw is planning for 2014 for their wireless cell network as they also bought the licensed spectrum in Manitoba. In the mean time we are stuck with Rogers.

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