Manitoba-based MTS originally went live with their LTE network in Winnipeg and Brandon back in August 2012, then more recently in Grand Beach and Victoria Beach. Today they’ve announced an “extended network sharing agreement” with Rogers that will see the two companies share costs and expand LTE coverage in the province.
The press release noted that the goal is for LTE to reach over 90% Manitoba’s population over the next five years, but in the imminent future you’ll see Selkirk, Steinbach and Ste. Anne go live. As for Rogers, June 17th is the date that they’ll officially go live. Their LTE Max – which uses dual frequency 2100 MHz and 2600 MHz bands – will be available in Winnipeg, Brandon, Victoria Beach, Grand Beach, Selkirk, Steinbach and Ste. Anne.
In an email to us Rogers noted that “We thank our Manitoba customers for their patience and are very happy to finally have LTE available for them.”
Update: This news of LTE going live on June 17th is also for Fido’s customers.