Wind Mobile Begins Nationwide Network Upgrade to Boost Data Speeds, Call Clarity

Wind Mobile is getting faster.

The carrier, Canadians’ primary alternative to the “Big Three” of Rogers, Telus, and Bell, has been plagued with notoriously slow speeds but is now making significant upgrades.

By adding new antennas and added recently acquired wireless spectrum, Wind customers will soon see clearer calls and faster data speeds, starting with the Vancouver area.

“Wind customers in the Greater Vancouver area are already noticing better performance as we upgrade every aspect of our network components,” said Dean Price, Vice President & General Manager – Western Region, Wind Mobile. “We expect to have our Greater Vancouver coverage area completed by the end of January 2016.”

Also, Nokia Networks will work with Wind Mobile as its network infrastructure provider and innovation partner to bring LTE network technology to Wind customers. Nokia Networks says it will deploy cloud-based core technologies that enable VoLTE, VoWi-Fi and IMS services. The result, says Wind, will significantly increase network capacity and speed, achieve substantial network efficiency gains, and deliver a better network experience for customers.

“We have worked with Nokia Networks since our inception in 2009, and they have been a trusted partner as we’ve expanded our footprint and subscriber base over the years. This new partnership with Nokia Networks as our sole source LTE network provider allows WIND to bring the most advanced technologies available to our customers,” Alek Krstajic, CEO, Wind Mobile, said.

“Wind has put its complete trust in us, and we are committed to helping them bring new technologies and capabilities to the market, and achieve their goal of delivering the best network experience for their customers,” noted Ricky Corker, Executive Vice President of North America, Nokia Networks.