MTS Allstream Meets Forbearance Quality of Service Requirements in Winnipeg Market



    Stock Symbol: MBT

    WINNIPEG, June 15 /CNW/ - Today, MTS Allstream Inc. ("MTS Allstream")
filed evidence with the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications
Commission ("CRTC") confirming that it has met the requisite Quality of
Service ("QoS") criteria for deregulation of the residential local telephone
market in Winnipeg. The QoS evidence is the last piece of information required
to obtain forbearance or deregulation in this market.
    "We think the current requirements for QoS are fair and achievable," said
Chris Peirce, Chief Regulatory Officer, MTS Allstream. "These requirements
provide competitors with a minimal QoS that is an essential ingredient to a
healthy competitive market, and is necessary to ensure that customers are well
served in a deregulated environment. With this filing, we believe we have
proven that the assertions by other incumbent players that QoS requirements
cannot be met are false, and that respect for competitive rules can indeed
play a role in streamlined deregulation. We look forward to proceeding with
our application for forbearance in the Winnipeg marketplace."
    MTS Allstream filed its forbearance application for the Winnipeg market
on May 8, 2007. With the evidence it has filed today, MTS Allstream becomes
the first incumbent local exchange carrier to fully meet all the requirements
for deregulation.

    About MTS Allstream

    MTS Allstream Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Manitoba Telecom
Services Inc., and is one of Canada's leading national communication solutions
providers, delivering innovative products and services through the Enterprise
Solutions and Consumer Markets divisions. The Enterprise Solutions division,
which operates under the Allstream brand nationally and under the MTS brand in
Manitoba, is a leading competitor in the national business and wholesale
markets. This division offers customers a portfolio of solutions tailored to
the needs of medium and large businesses looking for success in a world of
rapidly evolving technology - Internet protocol-based communications, unified
communications, voice and data connectivity services. The Consumer Markets
division leads every telecommunications market segment in Manitoba, delivering
a full suite of next generation wireless, high-speed Internet and data,
digital television and wireline voice services under the MTS brand, as well as
security and alarm monitoring services through AAA Alarm Systems Ltd., an
affiliate of MTS Allstream which also operates in other western provinces.
MTS Allstream's extensive national broadband fibre optic network spans more
than 24,300 kilometres, and provides international connections through
strategic alliances and interconnection agreements with other international
service providers. Manitoba Telecom Services Inc.'s common shares are listed
on The Toronto Stock Exchange (trading symbol: MBT). For more information,
please visit: www.mtsallstream.com.





For further information:

For further information: Media: Greg Burch, Public Affairs Coordinator,
(204) 941-8576, media.relations@mtsallstream.com; Investors: Ian Chadsey,
Vice-President Investor Relations, (204) 941-8283,
investor.relations@mtsallstream.com

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