Manitoba Telecom Services has partnered up with their neighbours to the west, SaskTel, in order to provide their customers with better 4G HSPA+ roaming in Saskatchewan.
While MTS customers already enjoy roaming in larger Saskatchewanian cities, SaskTel’s 98% population coverage will be a huge benefit to those travelling rurally. SaskTel is a Crown corporation, and therefore has a duty to provide service to as much of its population as possible, without considering profit.
In a recent announcement, Kelvin Shepherd, the president of MTS, said that "our new agreement with SaskTel significantly increases the 4G HSPA+ roaming coverage for MTS customers travelling or doing business in Saskatchewan."
"In addition to coverage previously available to MTS customers in many Saskatchewan locations, we're proud that our 4G HSPA+ roaming now extends throughout rural Saskatchewan," Kelvin added. "Our strong relationship with SaskTel gives MTS customers access to the widest wireless network in Saskatchewan - just in time for the holiday season."