Allstream expands Managed MPLS service for Fujitsu Canada

Fujitsu Canada selects Allstream's IP Business service for greater network efficiency and performance

Stock Symbol:  MBT

TORONTO, June 29, 2011 /CNW/ - Fujitsu Canada, a leading provider of ICT-based business solutions for the global marketplace, is expanding their contract with Allstream to provide two more of their locations with IP-based, communications solutions.

As part of a three-year agreement, Allstream is extending its Managed Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) service to two additional Fujitsu Canada locations. This will help to streamline Fujitsu Canada's network management while maximizing performance. Allstream's MPLS service consolidates the systems, services and applications of all ten Fujitsu Canada locations into one high-performing data network.  The MPLS service combines the flexibility and intelligence of IP routing with the speed and transport quality of a single network, providing a secure and efficient mode of sharing information.

"Our MPLS service is an interoperable, scalable and industry leading solution," said Dean Prevost, President, Allstream. "We are pleased to be a part of Fujitsu Canada's expansion and play a key role in their ongoing efforts to enhance the quality of service they provide their customers."

Fujitsu Canada is an affiliate of the Fujitsu Group, leveraging the company's global capabilities in Canada. Its parent company is the third largest provider of information technology services and solutions in the world, delivering computing and communications products and advanced microelectronics.

"We have been a long time customer of Allstream and we have a strong appreciation for the relationship we have with their team," said Gilles Magnan, Fujitsu Canada's Corporate Director, Purchasing and Facilities. "As we have grown, Allstream has met our communications needs and continues to present us with solutions that are flexible, reliable and help us reach our business goals."

For more information on Allstream services and solutions, visit our new and improved website at www.allstream.com.

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is a leading provider of ICT-based business solutions for the global marketplace. With approximately 170,000 employees supporting customers in 70 countries, Fujitsu combines a worldwide corps of systems and services experts with highly reliable computing and communications products and advanced microelectronics to deliver added value to customers. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.5 trillion yen (US$55 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2011. For more information, please see: www.fujitsu.com.

Fujitsu Canada is the Canadian subsidiary of Fujitsu, the world's third largest IT services provider. It provides a full range of IT services to organizations in all sectors, including system integration and on site/remote outsourcing, as well as services for data centers (applications, operations, infrastructure, customer service, system lifecycle). It also provides business consulting services, customized industry solutions as well as high-performance, high-reliability computing platforms including servers, storage devices, software, point-of-sale systems and mobile devices.

For more information, please see: http://fujitsu.com/ca.

About Allstream

Allstream is Canada's all-business communications provider, focusing and delivering on the business customer's solutions.  For more information on Allstream services and solutions, please visit www.allstream.com.

Allstream is a division of MTS Allstream Inc. ("MTS Allstream"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. As one of Canada's leading national communication solutions companies, MTS Allstream provides innovative communications for the way Canadians want to live and work today. The Company has more than 100 years of experience, with 5,500 employees across Canada dedicated to a mission of delivering true value as seen through the eyes of our customers. MTS Allstream has nearly two million total customer connections spanning business customers across Canada and residential consumers throughout the province of Manitoba. The Company's extensive national broadband and fibre optic network spans almost 30,000 kilometres. Manitoba Telecom Services Inc.'s common shares are listed on Toronto Stock Exchange (trading symbol: MBT). Customers, stakeholders and investors who want to learn more about MTS Allstream are encouraged to visit: www.mtsallstream.com.

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SOURCE MTS Allstream Inc.

For further information:

Media:

Jessica Poitras
MTS Allstream Corporate Communications
(416) 644-6806
(204) 941-7823
media.relations@mtsallstream.com

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