Bell completes first phase of 4G wireless broadband expansion in Manitoba

Aug 1, 2012

Bell Mobility brings next-generation mobile to large urban centres and small communities alike

MONTREAL, Aug. 1, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Bell today announced the completion of the first phase of its 4G broadband mobile network expansion in Manitoba. Supported by more than 50 retail locations across the province, including 4 new Bell stores, The Source and a range of other retail partners, Bell Mobility's industry-leading lineup of mobile devices and next-generation wireless services are now available to approximately 70% of Manitobans.

"Bell Mobility is proud to bring our 4G mobile service to Manitobans, who benefit from Bell's multi-billion investments in broadband network technology, industry-leading R&D spending, and global access to the leading superphones and other mobile devices," said Wade Oosterman, President of Bell Mobility and Bell Residential Services, and Bell's Chief Brand Officer. "With Bell 4G, mobile service just got better in Manitoba."

Bell Mobility now offers Manitobans:

  • Access to 4G wireless data speeds up to 42 Megabits per second (Mbps) with expected average download speeds of 7 to 14 Mbps
  • The industry's best superphones, smartphones and other mobile products
  • Leading mobile services such as Bell Mobile TV offering 26 channels including live coverage from the London 2012 Games
  • Coast-to-coast 4G wireless coverage covering more than 97% of the Canadian population
  • Roaming in more than 200 countries

The next phase of Bell's 4G network build in Manitoba, extending from Portage La Prairie to Brandon, will be completed later in 2012.

Bell Mobility products and services are now available to Manitobans online at or at more than 50 retail locations including 4 new Bell stores at Portage Place, Kildonan Place, Polo Park and St. Vital in Winnipeg; more than 10 The Source stores in Winnipeg, Selkirk and Steinbach; and many other retail partners across the province. For more information, please visit

About Bell
Bell is Canada's largest communications company, providing consumers and business with solutions to all their communications needs: Bell Mobility wireless, high-speed Bell Internet, Bell Satellite TV and Bell Fibe TV, Bell Home Phone local and long distance, and Bell Business Markets IP-broadband and information and communications technology (ICT) services. Bell Media is Canada's premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio and digital media, including CTV, Canada's #1 television network, and the country's most-watched specialty channels.

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Jason Laszlo
Bell Media Relations