Today, May 6th, marks the 25th anniversary of regional carrier MTS placing their first wireless call in Manitoba. Kelvin Shepherd, President of MTS, said that “Since the first cell phone call was placed in 1988, MTS’s wireless network has grown to encompass over 200 cell sites that simultaneously support over one million calls, millions of texts, and terabytes of data every day.”
MTS launched their LTE network this year in Winnipeg and Brandon, but declared that they’ll be expanding to Selkirk, Portage la Prairie, Steinbach, Ste. Anne, Grand Beach and Victoria Beach. MTS’ LTE coverage map currently reaches 60% of the population and “over the next five years” they are “poised to become substantially larger and reach even more Manitobans.”
MTS, according to their Q4 2012 results, currently has 497,367 wireless subscribers.