WIND Mobile’s Vancouver Network Upgrade Complete, Calgary Underway
Back in December, WIND Mobile launched a nationwide upgrade to its network, starting in the Greater Vancouver area. Today, the company announced the Vancouver upgrade is now complete, with the next upgrade already underway in Calgary.
Alek Krstajic, CEO, WIND Mobile, said in a statement to iPhone in Canada “We are really pleased to have completed another leg in our network upgrade journey. It is gratifying that we are already hearing from customers that they are experiencing a noticeable improvement in their service.”
The network upgrade added new equipment to go with additional wireless spectrum, which should result in a “better, faster network”, consisting of faster data speeds, call quality and network coverage.
WIND Mobile says the network will continue to be upgraded across Canada, with plans to launch LTE in the markets it operates in, which should come as good news for existing and future customers.
Despite network upgrades underway, WIND Mobile still lacks the enhanced coverage, latest smartphone hardware and speed of incumbent wireless networks.
Back in December, Shaw announced it planned to acquire WIND Mobile in a $1.6 billion deal, which should help accelerate the company’s expansion.