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Bell Buying MTS is Bad News, Here’s Why: CMCR Project

"Bell's bid to buy MTS is a big deal, but it is also bad news", says the Canadian Media Concentration Research Project in response to the Competition Bureau's request for input from Canadians regarding the acquisition. Earlier this month, Bell made a surprise announcement that would reduce the number of wireless players in Manitoba from...

Manitoba Premier on Bell MTS Deal: “You Get What You Pay For”

Bell’s plan to acquire MTS for $3.9 billion in Manitoba has yet to be approved by regulators, but recent comments by the province’s Premier and BCE group president suggest prices could go up, based on the increase of quality services forthcoming. When Bell and MTS announced yesterday they planned to blanket Highway 75 with LTE...

Bell and MTS to Blanket Manitoba’s Highway 75 with LTE Wireless

The beginning of this month saw Bell announce plans to acquire Manitoba’s MTS in a $3.9 billion deal. Part of the terms included a promise to invest $1 billion over five years to expand wireless and broadband coverage. Today, both companies issued a joint statement to announce plans to cover Highway 75 with LTE wireless,...

Bell to Acquire MTS; TELUS to Get Portion of Subscribers

In a surprise move that will change the competitiveness of the Canadian mobile landscape as we know it, Bell has announced today that it will acquire Manitoba Telecom Services (MTS) for $3.9 billion. In order to make the deal more appealing to the government, Bell also said it will divest one-third of the post-paid wireless...

Manitoba’s MTS Refreshes Brand with Tagline “We’re With You” [u]

Regional carrier MTS in Manitoba has launched a brand refresh today, adding a new tagline “We’re with you." President and CEO Jay Forbes said “In the last twelve months we’ve taken a number of steps to get back to being a customer-focused company that is the first choice for Manitobans.” Forbes explained the MTS wireless...

MTS Expands HSPA and LTE Wireless Network to Piney

MTS has announced its HSPA and LTE network has finally expanded to Piney, Manitoba. MTS CEO Jay Forbes said in a statement “The Piney expansion adds to the MTS wireless network which now covers 98% of the population in Manitoba.” The company says nearly $1 billion has been invested over the past five years "to...

MTS Sells Allstream Subsidiary for $465 Million

After crunching through multiple bids, MTS has finally agreed to sell its subsidiary, Allstream, to Zayo Group Holdings Inc. (Zayo), a provider of communication infrastructure, in an all-cash transaction for $465 million, the company announced today. "This transaction is the outcome of a comprehensive process which left no stone unturned," said Jay Forbes, President and...

MTS Customers Gain Support for TSN, CTV GO for iOS

MTS TV customers can now watch TV on the go through TSN and CTV GO iOS apps, as the provincial communications company announced support for the subscription required apps today. Heather Tulk, Chief Customer Officer of MTS, said in a statement “Enhancing the customer experience is our top priority,” as "the addition of TSN GO and...

Bell is Canada’s Fastest Mobile Network for 2015: PCMag

After crunching the crowdsourced data from their sister company Ookla's Speedtest between June 1 and September 14, 2015, the PCMag jury is back in with a winner of the "Canada's fastest mobile network for 2015" title. The third annual test of local wireless networks found that Bell takes the crown for this year. As PCMag...

MTS Launches New Flagship Store at Polo Park [PIC]

MTS customers now have new flagship store to experience at Polo Park in Winnipeg. The Manitoba telco designed their new store based on customer feedback, which also has numerous interactive display areas for hands-on demos. “Our customers asked for an MTS store that is open and inviting, interactive, and comfortable,” said Jay Forbes, CEO of...