Fido to Expand HSPA+ Network Coverage in Manitoba

August 26, 2010 by
According to the Fido website, Fido is planning on expanding their current 3G network in the province of Manitoba. Currently the network only goes as far north as the area around Swan River, Eriksdale and Lac du Bonnet, with 3G high-speed only available in Winnipeg. The network expansion will bring the current GSM/GPRS/EDGE coverage area HSPA+ high-speed voice and data access. They will also be building out the HSPA+ network further north (note: this will require an HSPA+ compatible device, as there are no plans to build out the GSM/GPRS/EDGE network up there). The Fido website states, "Tentative projected in-service dates are for late 2010." If all goes well, Fido Manitobans outside of Winnipeg will finally be able to upgrade their phones and access the high-speed network much of the country already enjoys.

Current customers from Swan River to Melita to Falcon Lake will enjoy the upgraded HSPA+ network.

New HSPA+ only coverage areas will include:
  • Flin Flon
  • Cranberry Portage
  • The Pas
  • Nelson House
  • Thompson
  • Herb Lake Landing
  • Cross Lake
  • Grand Rapids
  • Moosehorn
  • Riverton
  • Island Lake

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