Did MTS build a cell tower beside the airport Best Western hotel ?

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I'm trying to figure out which provider recently built a new tower beside the best western hotel on Wellington ave near the airport. Telus has a rooftop site on the hotel itself and MTS has a site at the airport itself. So I am confused as to who this site belongs to.
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is the tower fleshed out with antenna etc?


Reason I am asking is I am aware of at least two Wind Cell towers that were put up by a third party site provider but none of the electonics were ever put up on them after Wind decided not to come to Winnipeg.
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I was just able to check out the Canadian Cell Tower map site and it does not show anything but it was last upated in May /15.

According to the  company that updates this site  "Industry Canada is currently behind schedule on a system update and will not be providing data for an unspecified period" so based on that posting it could be a while before anything is shown/released to the pubic on who operates new sites.
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This is an MTS site yes.
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Interesting. I wonder if this could be part of a plan to improve coverage in the airport height restricted area near Polo Park which has always had challenging wireless service coverage.
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Sorry folks this isn't an MTS or Rogers tower. Must have just been put up as Google street view (as of July 2015) doesn't show a tower in that location (unless I am looking at the wrong spot...)

The MTS and Rogers towers are surrounding the area but not in that location.
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OK folks this is where I profess to not know everything (hurts to even type that!!).

I was informed yesterday that it is a Rogers tower going up in that location and it will be part of our shared network.

Sorry for the wrong info. 
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Yay Rogers!!!
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That's odd. Wouldn't be Telus because they have one right beside that location. It is for sure cellular antennas on it. It could be that it's not active yet, we will have to wait and find out.
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I'm wondering if this tower could belong to a wireless ISP.  I know that some of them do utilize sector antenna panels that are nearly identical to those used by cellular providers. 

Wireline ISP service can be surprisingly lacking in some of the industrial areas of Winnipeg. 
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I wonder if there might be some reason that Telus needed to move off the current building site and is replacing it with the tower. I thought Manitoba essentially had three tower networks: MTS (now shared with Rogers), Rogers (now shared with MTS) and Telus (shared with Bell).
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Mainly 2 major networks in Manitoba now. MTS/Rogers shared, and Telus/Bell shared.
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My point was that Rogers and MTS likely still own their towers separately as they were built as two unique networks. Bell on the other hand has never built their own network in Manitoba having used the MTS network for many years and is now on the Telus network.
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Telus and Bell do use the MTS CDMA network outside of Winnipeg. They do use the MTS HSPA network in Extended coverage areas.
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The challenge is Telus and Bell did not have access to the EVDO (aka high speed CDMA) network outside of Winnipeg. Until recently they also did not have access to the MTS/Rogers HSPA network for extended coverage.
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Correct and I don't agree that they should have access to Rogers/MTS HSPA network. Puts more traffic on the network that we pay for
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Carriers that run on the Telus network make up what...maybe 10% or wireless customers in MB? There are also a number of restrictions on what access they have...and the data speeds are throttled to 256kbps. Not like they will be able to do a whole lot with that speed.