MTS Allstream provides Vulcan County with wireless solution assessment

Stock Symbol: MBT

CALGARY, Oct. 20 /CNW/ - MTS Allstream Inc. ("MTS Allstream") is pleased to provide Vulcan County with a wireless solution assessment that will see leading-edge technologies, an information system network, and other communications infrastructure installed throughout the county.

"MTS Allstream provided Vulcan County with a level set audit and wireless assessment to find out what is currently in place and what needs to be done to improve their network and communication offerings to the public, business owners, and visitors," said Dean Prevost, President Enterprise Solutions, MTS Allstream. "With this assessment, we are now able to make recommendations that will truly take this area to a new level of wireless communication."

"Bringing a wireless solution to the Vulcan area is a great step towards creating new opportunities for not only residents but tourists who need access online," said Alcide Cloutier, Chief Administrative Officer, Town of Vulcan. "With the support of the County's council, we are excited to work with MTS Allstream in rolling out a cutting edge service so that people can be connected no matter where they are."

Along with the wireless solution assessment, MTS Allstream delivered a CISCO Enterprise Call Manager voice solution for the Vulcan County Administration Office. The new CISCO solution offers a new communications infrastructure that ensures the highest standards of quality, reliability and performance.

For more 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 5,800 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 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; Investors: Paul Peters, MTS Allstream Investor Relations, (204) 941-6178, investor.relations@mtsallstream.com

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