TORONTO, July 28 /CNW/ - Rogers Wireless today announced it has entered
into a shared 3.5G High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) wireless network building
agreement with MTS Allstream Inc., which will provide customers of Rogers and
MTS Allstream with expanded 3.5G HSPA wireless network services in Manitoba.
Building a high-speed wireless network together is a cost effective way to
increase Rogers Wireless' mobile coverage in the province of Manitoba by the
end of 2010.
"Rogers is pleased to partner with MTS Allstream to expand next
generation HSPA mobile voice and data services to our customers in Manitoba,"
said Rob Bruce, President, Rogers Wireless. "Our focus will always be on
delivering the best for our customers in mobile networks, products and
services as we lead innovation in wireless technology."
Rogers Wireless and MTS Allstream have also agreed to provide MTS
Allstream with the opportunity to launch a national wireless business offering
under the Allstream brand through a competitive wholesale arrangement.
Rogers Wireless has established a roaming agreement with MTS, under which
MTS' HSPA customers will roam exclusively on Rogers' fastest mobile network -
within Rogers' wireless service area across Canada - offering a nationwide
service to their wireless customers outside the MTS coverage area. The various
agreements will enable Rogers Wireless and MTS Allstream to offer more
wireless customers across the country access to continually innovative mobile
solutions and the widest variety of choice in network services.
The Agreements are subject to approval by the appropriate regulatory
About Rogers Wireless
Rogers Wireless provides wireless voice and data communications services
across Canada to more than 8 million customers under both the Rogers Wireless
and Fido brands. Proven to operate Canada's most reliable wireless voice and
data communications network, Rogers Wireless is Canada's largest wireless
provider and the only carrier operating on the global standard GSM and highly
advanced HSPA technology platforms. As well as providing seamless roaming in
more than 200 countries around the world with its GSM based services, Rogers
Wireless also provides wireless broadband services across Canada utilizing its
2.5GHz fixed wireless spectrum. The company is a subsidiary of Rogers
Communications Inc. (TSX: RCI; NYSE: RCI), a diversified Canadian
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