HISTORY OF MTS

Manitoba Telephone System

In January 2008 we helped MTS Allstream celebrate their 100th year in the telecommunications industry with the production of a 30 minute documentary on the history of the company.

The entire film is posted for viewing at MTS Allstream's web site and on MTS TV.

 

History of Manitoba Telephone System


INTRODUCTION

(clip) From the technology today we take the viewer back into time. From the invention of the telephone to the expiration of Bell’s Patent.



1893-1909

(clip) The intense competition for phone business and the events that led to the formation of MGT Manitoba Government Telephones.



1958-1980

(clip) MTS’ record of innovation continues. New technologies (TOPS, DDD, Satellites), new ideas (999, phone stores)



1980-1996

(clip) The digital age begins with “Project Ida” The introduction of wireless, the Internet, and the creation of the modern Manitoba Telecom Services.