MTS Allstream Named Cisco Advanced Technology Partner for Outdoor Wireless Mesh Network Solution



    TORONTO, April 29 /CNW/ - MTS Allstream Inc. ("MTS Allstream") has been
named a Cisco Advanced Technology Partner ("ATP") for its outdoor wireless
mesh network solution, becoming one of only five Canadian communications
solutions provider to achieve this status. The invitation-only Advanced
Technology Partner status recognizes MTS Allstream's high level knowledge and
ability to implement, operate and support outdoor wireless mesh services and
technologies.
    "MTS Allstream is proud to be distinguished by Cisco as an Advanced
Technology Partner for our outdoor wireless mesh solution," said Dean Prevost,
President Enterprise Solutions, MTS Allstream. "Using this revolutionary,
cost-effective technology, customers like municipal governments can stimulate
economic growth, public safety agencies can improve the effectiveness of their
services, and transportation agencies can be more efficient."
    "Cisco is pleased to name MTS Allstream an Advanced Technology Partner
for outdoor wireless mesh," said Wendy Bahr, vice president of U.S. and Canada
channels at Cisco. "Cisco's record of innovation and our significant
technological advancements are helping companies like MTS Allstream achieve
their business objectives and provide the most innovative solutions to their
customers. MTS Allstream meets the stringent criteria of the ATP program, and
is in a position to be a leader in providing outdoor wireless mesh solutions."
    Outdoor wireless mesh solutions, including wireless mesh network
infrastructure, wireless bridging, and mobile networks, allow for secure,
high-bandwidth, uninterrupted access to fixed or mobile applications organized
in a mesh topology. The network enables clients to extend existing networks or
create networks where building the physical infrastructure is
cost-prohibitive.
    The flexibility, scalability, security and mobility of outdoor wireless
mesh networking make it an ideal communications solution for a variety of
organizations, from municipal governments and police forces, to industries
such as forestry and mining.
    For more information MTS Allstream's Unified Communications solutions,
visit www.allstream.com/services/uc.

    About MTS Allstream

    MTS Allstream 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
Allstream 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 connectivity, unified
communications, IT consulting and security 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
small business services in select markets across Canada under the Allstream
brand, and 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 27,900 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.





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For further information: Jill Gibson, Corporate Communications
Coordinator, (204) 958-3392, media.relations@mtsallstream.com

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