They should also consider the duration of their tower-sharing agreement. I know telus (in Manitoba) has access to the Bell network, but there are limits on how long they would maintain coverage. (Your common coverage for AWS-1 in Winnipeg and Brandon is already out of date) By sharing its RANs, each company promotes wireless services nationwide, while offering far less than it would need to set up its own proprietary end-to-end network. Telus` single-channel HSPA+ network at 21 Mbps is available to 97% of the Canadian population. Approximately 70% of the Canadian population is in Telus` dual-channel 42 Mbps areas.  Bell and Telus stated that a network sharing agreement between the two carriers would allow them to accelerate network implementation and provide the greatest reach, particularly in remote and rural areas. Bell and Telus have independent EPC and IMS networks (IMS is used for VoLTE in particular). The core network authenticates users` SIM cards, tracks usage and billing, ends calls, provides text messages, and connects data sessions to the Internet. All Bell and Telus-eNodeB in Canada are connected to both Bell and Telus cores.
TELUS and Bell achieve coverage outside the region through a mutual agreement on network sharing called a multi-carrier core network (MOCN). In principle, the two companies share their radio access network, but operate their own network cores. Both companies said upgrades to their faster third-generation networks are expected to be completed by 2010 and pave the way for the transition to the introduction of fourth-generation Long Term Evolution technology, a global standard being developed for even more advanced phone functions, which is expected to be available in 2012. In 1983, AGT Mobility was created by Alberta Government Telephones (predecessor to Telus) to provide an analog 1G mobile network to Alberta`s raw materials industry. It was the first mobile phone network in Canada. Analogue services were made available to the general public in 1986. On March 31, 2015, Telus deactivated its pager network.  Telus` LTE service was introduced on February 10, 2012 through a partnership with Bell.  Telus promotes this network with download speeds of up to 110 Mbps and its LTE Advanced network at download speeds of up to 225 Mbps. On Tower`s side, this would not happen, as agreements between Bell and Telus to share towers equally would not. FIFO (first in, first out) or first come first serve basis.
A bell tower does not give priority to bell customers before Telus. 5. In authorizing Bell`s acquisition of MTS, the Department assessed revisions to manitoba`s network sharing agreements and all related transfer and rank transactions based on the policy objectives and criteria set out in section 5.6 of CPC 2-1-23. However, not everyone agrees on the impact of the sharing agreement on competitors. “Telus` investment in next-generation wireless services will provide our customers with more wireless functionality, including international roaming, fast network speeds and a compelling selection of globally compatible moving parts and devices,” he said in a statement. George Cope, Bell`s president and CEO, said the network upgrade was part of Bell`s commitment to be Canada`s leading communications company. . . .