Dean Prevost, President of Allstream, to speak at a Board of Trade Metropolitan Montreal hosted event

Stock Symbol:  MBT

President to provide insight on the power of IP Networking as Allstream continues to demonstrate IP sales momentum

TORONTO, Nov. 14, 2011 /CNW/ - On November 17th, Dean Prevost, President of Allstream, one of Canada's leading all-business communications providers, will speak to members of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal (BTMM) and  esteemed members of the surrounding business community about IP Networking;  a method of B2B communication that continues to gain momentum in the marketplace.

Through advanced communications such as cloud computing, managed services, virtualization and network security, in his speech titled The Power of IP Networking: Managing the Paradox of "Doing More with Less", Mr. Prevost will provide insight into how businesses' can utilize such technology to become more competitive, collaborative and customer-centric, while better managing costs.

"It is both an honour and privilege to be invited to speak at a BTMM hosted event," said Dean Prevost, President, Allstream.  "In addition to sharing our industry knowledge, I look forward to discussing our strong support of the government's proposal to remove foreign investment restrictions in telecom. We believe that this initiative will help to stimulate competition, promote jobs and incite innovation in the business sector."

IP-based communications services are one of the fastest growing segments of the business telecom market and as a leading provider of such, Allstream continues to make strong progress executing its IP strategy with significant sales in the mid-market.  Some of the customers that recently signed contracts to take advantage of Allstream's suite of IP connectivity services include Platform Computing, Pacific Pentecostal Education and Communication Society, New Vision Family Health Team and SCF Partners.

About Allstream

Allstream is a Canadian leader in IP communications and the only national provider that works exclusively with business customers of all sizes. 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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Please note that forward-looking statements reflect our expectations as at the date hereof.  We disclaim any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise except as required by law.

SOURCE MTS Allstream Inc.

For further information:

Media:
Kristin Foster
Corporate Communications
(416) 644-2411
media.relations@mtsallstream.com

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