Allstream receives contract extension with Primus Canada

Allstream to provide suite of services until end of 2011

Stock Symbol: MBT

TORONTO, April 29 /CNW/ - Allstream announced today the extension of a $34 million wholesale agreement with Primus Telecommunications Canada Inc. ("Primus Canada"). The contract includes a full suite of voice and data connectivity services that include local access to voice services, toll free services, Multi Protocol Label Switching (MPLS), private lines, Switched Ethernet and Wavelength Solutions.

"This contract extension speaks not only to our strong relationship with Primus Canada, but to the continued long-term demand for diverse telecommunications services in Canada as we continue to pursue our strategy of growing our market share," said Dean Prevost, President, Allstream. "Allstream continues to act as a driving force in ensuring competition through our services and we are pleased to provide Primus Canada with a complete suite of our top telecommunications solutions."

The wholesale agreement between Primus Canada and Allstream began in 2001 and will now extend until the end of 2011 and further demonstrates the long standing relationship between the two businesses.

Primus Canada offers the widest selection of consumer and business telecommunications services available nationwide and serves over 1 million customers. Their services include Long Distance & Local Phone Service, TalkBroadband (VoIP), Wireless service, and Internet services (High Speed DSL & Dial-up).

About Allstream

Allstream is a unit of MTS Allstream Inc, 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 6,000 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. MTS Allstream is a proud sponsor of Cindy Klassen, 2006 World Champion and Canada's greatest Olympian, and a proud contributor to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Manitoba Telecom Services Inc.'s common shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (trading symbol: MBT). Customers, stakeholders and investors who want to learn more about MTS Allstream services, markets, community commitments and record of creating shareholder value are encouraged to visit: www.mtsallstream.com.

SOURCE MTS Allstream

For further information: For further information: Media: Gillian Giesbrecht, MTS Allstream Corporate Communications, (204) 958-3392, (204) 293-1934, media.relations@mtsallstream.com; Investors: Paul Peters, MTS Allstream Investor Relations, (204) 941-6178, investor.relations@mtsallstream.com

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