Who is doing tower work on MTS sites?

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I noticed over the past few months a company called WesTower adding a lot of antennas on MTS sites. Are they adding Bell antennas?!
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Bell equipment cannot be added or replace MTS equipment until the sale happens.  It would be a waste for both companies to do any pre-work before the sale is approved since it could be a waste of money if the sale is denied.
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Could be upgrading for MTS or could be for another company as Industry Canada is encouraging co-location on existing towers over building new towers if possible.
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I believe it could be Telus. Looking at the antenna configurations they look exactly how Telus has been arranging theirs recently.  
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Where are you seeing this Dan?  It should show up eventually on the cell tower map website as an additional provider on the tower once the paperwork clears Industry Canada.
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Some of the originally owned MTS sites that were CDMA/LTE only with no HSPA are showing up with Telus antennas on them now. Telus seems to be doing 3 separate antennas in three different directions, with a total of 9 antennas per cell site.

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Yeah it's definitely Bell or Telus adding the antennas because they look very similar.
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Noticed this on the following sites:


St James at St Matthews (across from Staples) and the site on top the apartment building Portage and Mandeville St. Also Erin and Sargeant (apartment building).
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Yes, also noticed on a tower Northwest of Logan and King Edward Street, on top of an apartment on Jefferson Ave. near Garden City High School, and on top of an apartment on Mountain Ave. at McGregor St.
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There's some new MTS towers going up south of Winnipeg along highway 75 as well.  I know of two that have started construction on the sites, one just outside of Morris and the other just east of Letellier.
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I wonder if some of the funding for this project is coming from Bell. I remember Bell saying they would build 3 new towers along that route if the Bell/MTS deal is passed. I wonder if they are doing this to show the people "look this is why you should want the deal to be approved"