MTS today announced that it will begin to deploy its LTE (Long Term Evolution) network in 2012. Planning and infrastructure development have already begun.
“With the deployment of LTE technology, MTS expects to continue to offer the best overall wireless data experience in the most locations within Manitoba,” said Kelvin Shepherd, President, MTS. “LTE will further improve our customers’ wireless service experience by providing increased data speeds, access to exciting new wireless devices and by increasing their ability to access converged multi-media services across MTS high-speed Internet, Wi-Fi, and mobile wireless networks.”
Where LTE will not be available, MTS customers with LTE devices will be able to use MTS’ HSPA+ network.
MTS’s LTE network will use the Advanced Wireless Services (AWS) spectrum that the carrier purchased in Canada’s 2008 wireless spectrum auction.