MTS is getting ready to launch their new
HSPA+ “4G” network on March 31st. That’s right. MTS now follows TELUS and Bell and hopped on the 4G bus. The change is most likely caused by new competition in the region… but MTS now also abides by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) standards that gives them authority to market their network a certain way.
It’ll be interesting if Rogers shifts to “4G”. The main reason is because everyone else is, but specifically in Manitoba where Rogers/MTS shared the network build out cost together. A few weeks ago Rogers stated they’ll be increasing their 3G+/HSPA+ network coverage in Manitoba on March 31st… so essentially it’ll be 4G thanks to MTS.