Bell Canada Completes $3.9 billion Acquisition of MTS; New Bell MTS Goes Live in Manitoba

24 March 2017
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Bell Canada Completes $3.9 billion Acquisition of MTS; New Bell MTS Goes Live in Manitoba Image Credit: Bell Canada

Bell Canada, Thursday announced the launch of Bell MTS following the completion of the $3.9 billion acquisition of Manitoba Telecom Services (MTS).

Uniting the local and national strengths of MTS and Bell Canada, the new Bell MTS will bring unprecedented investment and innovation in broadband communications to Manitoba, including the rollout of next-generation Fibe services and Canada's fastest- wireless network.

Bell MTS will roll out a 5-year, $1 billion broadband network expansion plan for Manitoba's cities, traffic corridors, rural locations and remote communities.

Building on the proud MTS legacy of service and deep knowledge of the Manitoba marketplace, Bell MTS will also introduce the superior Fibe TV experience, the fastest Internet with Gigabit Fibe, the fastest-ranked 4G LTE wireless available, Bell Media's popular CraveTV, and the most extensive national data hosting, connectivity and cloud services for government and business customers.

As part of its launch plan, Bell MTS will maintain current MTS wireless price plans for at least 12 months. Integrating operations at a total of 69 Bell and MTS retail stores across the province, Bell MTS will offer the full range of MTS and Bell wireless, TV, Internet and home phone services. That includes MTS Ultimate TV and Bell Satellite TV, as well as enhanced services like Fibe TV and Fibe Internet, and exclusive products like the Wireless 4K PVR and the HomeHub 3000 residential gateway as they become available.

George Cope, President and CEO of BCE and Bell Canada
Bell is proud to be a major investor in Manitoba's future, enabling economic development with the most advanced network infrastructure and service innovations for consumers and business customers. With the talent and experience of the MTS team backed by Bell's scale and proven broadband strategy, Bell MTS will lead the way in Manitoba's competitive communications industry.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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