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I wish MTS could be as forward with towers as Sasktel. http://www.sasktel.com/wps/wcm/connect/content/home/tools/4g-network-search
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I have been asking for this as well. They likely don't post anything because they be lucky if they install 1 new tower a year.
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How ture, getting a lot of drop calls in Brandon.
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Well we actually have posted on this forum the rural areas we are planning to deploy LTE so that is certainly a start in improving our communication on planned activity. We did a whole lot of HSPA and LTE improvements in 2014 as well.

We do hope to be able to chart our inprovements and communicate better going forward.
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There is also a site called loxcel.com that shows tower location, but I don't know how up to date it is.


Jason, in that video you're in of the MNOC, I saw some monitors with rainbow colored patterns (sneaky screenshot shown!) Looks like cell transmitter patterns? It would be great for everyone to be able to see that stuff, but I'm guessing it's highly confidential :)


I'd also be interested to hear how call setup and teardown works now compared to the good old days. Sometimes calls from my cell to a landline don't ring on my end, and suddenly I hear "hello? hello?" Or sometimes a fast busy/reorder. It seems to be more inconsistent than it used to be.
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Sneaky sneaky! Good eye. I may have designed and written that application ;)

We have something in the works to make a map with more detail on signal strength of HSPA/LTE public. Coming in the next several months.
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Hey Jesse. I was just looking at the site loxcel and its definitely missing many towers (at least in rural western MB) was missing a tower in Foxwarren that's been there since the analog days and has since been upgraded to HSPA. Interesting sit thought. I find myself going back to this site. http://www.ertyu.org/steven_nikkel/ca... it has all the towers I have ever personally verified and its updated quite frequently (the new tower SaskTel put up 3 months ago is listed) but it could be missing some as well not ahure where this individual pulls his data from.
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That would be nice sasktel has that.
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DXintel,

re: I was just looking at ... and its definitely missing many towers

Visitors to the Loxcel celltower map are shown this disclaimer:

The content below is a SMALL, RANDOM SAMPLE from our database of 19,000 sites. Full access to this database requires a Subscription.

This is the reason why you don't see any sites in Foxwarren.

According to the Loxcel map, available via subscription only, there is one 90 meter Lattice tower in Foxwarren, occupied by MTS and Rogers.

Our subscription fees cover the maintenance of our proprietary database of nearly 19,000 cellular and Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) sites. This database is quite different from what you will see from any other map, which typically will show three towers in Foxwarren.

This is why we count Rogers, Eastlink, TBayTel and others are our clients, and also why Telus refers their own clients to us.

Hope this clears things up.

If you have any further questions, please contact us via http://www.loxcel.com/contact-us

Thank you

Kevin Macdonald
Loxcel Geomatics
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@ DXintel:
The http://www.ertyu.org/steven_nikkel/cancellsites.html site says that they get the location  information around the beginning of each month from Industry Canada and then updates the map site a little later after they processes it.  

The resulting map is only as accurate as the information that they get from the Govt who gets it from the Cell service providers.