DirectCash Selects MTS Allstream for MPLS Network and Unified Communications
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Stock Symbol: MBT

CALGARY, Dec. 2 /CNW/ - MTS Allstream Inc. ("MTS Allstream") has been selected by DirectCash Management Inc. ("DirectCash"), the leading provider of ATMs, debit terminals, prepaid phone cards and prepaid cash cards in Canada, for a multi protocol label switching ("MPLS") network and Cisco Unified Communications Manager solution.

"We identified DirectCash's need for an enterprise-class IP telephony call-processing system as well as an IP converged network to create seamless communications between the company's locations in Canada, the US, and Mexico," said Dean Prevost, President Enterprise Solutions division, MTS Allstream. "Their new Unified Communications solution also creates a unified workspace for DirectCash that supports a full range of communications features with a solution that is highly scalable, distributable, and available."

MTS Allstream provided DirectCash with traditional telephony features and advanced capabilities, such as mobility, presence, preference, and rich conferencing services. The Unifed Communcations solution will help DirectCash simplify their voice systems, build productivity with feature-rich unified communications, enable mobility with software, and improve collaboration with one click to start an IM session, initiate a phone call, or establish a videoconference call.

DirectCash operates in Canada, the US and Mexico. With over 12 years of operational and industry experience, the company has built a substantial technology and security infrastructure that enables their ability to offer convenient and secure transaction processing that allows clients to maximize their revenue.

DirectCash is a member of Interac and part of the Visa and Mastercard networks, offering a diversified product suite including ATMs, debit terminals and prepaid phone cards as well as prepaid debit and credit cards.

For information on MTS Allstream's services and solutions, visit www.allstream.com.

About MTS Allstream

MTS Allstream is 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. In 2008, MTS Allstream had 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: Jill Gibson, MTS Allstream Corporate Communications, (204) 958-3392, media.relations@mtsallstream.com

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