Stock Symbol: MBT
TORONTO, July 29, 2013 /CNW/ - Allstream, Canada's all-business
communications provider, today announced that its Chief Operating
Officer, Mike Strople, has been elected to the Board of Directors for
the MEF (Metro Ethernet Forum). At the MEF's Annual Meeting in Montreal
on July 23, the membership elected three new members to the Board,
including Mr. Strople. The Board consists of 11 Directors from around
the world. Mr. Strople will be the only Director from a Canadian
The MEF, as the defining body for Carrier Ethernet, is a global industry
alliance made up of more than 215 organizations including
telecommunications service providers, cable MSOs, network
equipment/software manufacturers, semiconductors vendors and testing
organizations. The MEF's mission is to accelerate the worldwide
adoption of Carrier-class Ethernet networks and services.
"I'm very pleased to represent Allstream on the MEF Board," said Mr.
Strople. "Allstream believes in the activities of the MEF, including
the framework for interoperability which ensures consistent, end-to-end
operational and service excellence."
"It has been an exciting couple of weeks for us, first we announced a second point of presence in Chicago which will provide access to more
than 40 of the leading domestic and international carriers," said
Allstream President Dean Prevost. "And now we have Mike's election to
the MEF board, which reflects our ongoing commitment to the MEF and our
support of its mission and objectives."
For many years Allstream has been enabling businesses' migration to
all-Ethernet environments through its ongoing investment in local fibre
facility expansion and upgrades to its core network. Allstream's native
LAN network services can directly connect businesses into approximately
3,000 buildings across Canada and has U.S. connection points in
Seattle, New York City, Buffalo and Chicago.
Allstream is a Canadian leader in IP communications and the only
national communications provider that works exclusively with business
customers of all sizes. With nearly 600,000 customer connections,
Allstream's momentum is fuelled by the knowledge, skills and
entrepreneurial spirit of its 2,500 employees across the country who
collaborate with customers to determine their unique communications
solutions needs. Supported by its more than 30,000-kilometre nationwide
high-performance fibre-optic network, Allstream's broad portfolio of
business solutions are built from an array of advanced communications
technologies and services including a wide range of innovative,
highly-scalable IP-based solutions to help organizations communicate
more efficiently and profitably. Allstream takes pride in its
commitment to delivering an exceptional customer experience, and has
long been recognized by its technology partners for the contributions
made to their businesses. Allstream is wholly-owned by Manitoba Telecom
Services Inc., which is listed on the TSX (trading symbol: MBT). For
information on Allstream's products and solutions, please visit www.allstream.com.
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SOURCE: MTS Allstream
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