MTS Allstream Provides WorldSkills Calgary 2009 with Secure and Reliable Network



    Stock Symbol: MBT

    CALGARY, June 25 /CNW/ - MTS Allstream Inc. ("MTS Allstream") will
provide WorldSkills Calgary 2009 with a secure and reliable, information
technology network during the largest skills Competition in the world to be
held September 1 to 7 at Calgary Stampede Park.
    "MTS Allstream is pleased to provide a network capable of handling the
complicated needs of the event and one that Competitors and judges will rely
upon for the most effective and reliable outcomes," said Dean Prevost,
President Enterprise Solutions, MTS Allstream. "WorldSkills is a great event
to promote a skill-oriented future and rally young people from around the
world to strive for excellence in skills like cooking, hairdressing,
floristry, autobody repair, welding, and cabinetmaking, to name a few."
    "It has been a pleasure to work with MTS Allstream to design and build an
infrastructure that paves the way to future information technology networks,"
said John Cox, Manager of Information Systems, WorldSkills International. "The
network will remain set-up at MTS Allstream for the next two months while it
is being configured and tested. It will then be distributed on-site at Calgary
Stampede Park to manage an extensive network of systems and equipment during
the 40th WorldSkills Competition."
    MTS Allstream will also provide support for streaming audio and video and
secure wireless Internet available to Competitors and guests throughout the
Stampede Park grounds during the seven day event.
    WorldSkills Calgary 2009 involves 900 Competitors from 51 countries and
regions competing in 45 different skills and will showcase some of the best
up-and-coming young professionals from trades, service and vocational programs
from around the world. Hailed as the pinnacle of global skills, trades, and
technology competition, this biennial event promotes excellence and
international competency industry standards. Skill categories include Social &
Personal Services, Creative Arts & Fashion, Information & Communication
Technology, Manufacturing (& Engineering) Technology, Construction & Building
Technology, and Transportation & Logistics.
    For more information on WorldSkills Calgary 2009, visit
www.worldskills2009.com.
    For more information about MTS Allstream services and solutions, please
visit http://www.allstream.com/services.

    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 learn more about MTS Allstream
services, markets, community commitments and record of creating shareholder
value are encouraged to visit: www.mtsallstream.com.





For further information:

For further information: Media: Jill Gibson, Corporate Communications
Coordinator, (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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