Stock Symbol: MBT
TORONTO, July 21, 2014 /CNW/ - Allstream (TO: MBT), Canada's
all-business communications provider, today announced that Rexall has
chosen Allstream to design and deliver a comprehensive
telecommunications solution for its 448 stores across Canada.
Allstream, the single most relevant competitor in Canada to Bell and
TELUS for business customers, will provide Rexall with a next
generation integrated data and voice network that will provide fast,
reliable and flexible service.
Rexall worked with Allstream to create a new technology plan that will
help guide the modernization of the communications infrastructure of
their stores. Using leading edge technologies such as SIP, Rexall will
centralize its voice infrastructure, move their data to a dedicated and
secure network, and leverage the benefits of Allstream's expertise to
deliver new features while significantly reducing costs.
"We were very impressed with Allstream's agility, flexibility and
customer-centric approach," said Ahmed Shariff, Sr. Director, I.T.
Operations and JDE Financial Systems, Rexall. "Allstream understood
that with the right technology we can improve our customers' experience
in each of our stores. Allstream studied our business, learned our
needs and delivered a plan for a scalable end-to-end telecommunications solution that will allow us to unlock hidden value in our technology
infrastructure. This will also allow us to acquire and implement new
technologies faster than ever before, especially as we grow."
"Allstream is extremely pleased to have the opportunity to work with
Rexall, an innovative pharmacy leader," said Allstream Vice President
National Sales, Edith Cloutier. "In such a competitive retail
environment, companies like Rexall look to Allstream for innovative
solutions that will differentiate them in the marketplace. Our
solution will free them up to focus even more on being a
customer-focused and award-winning retailer."
Allstream is a Canadian leader in IP communications and the only
national communications provider that works exclusively with business
customers of all sizes. With nearly 600,000 customer connections,
Allstream's momentum is fuelled by the knowledge, skills and
entrepreneurial spirit of its employees across the country who
collaborate with customers to determine their unique communications
solutions needs. Supported by its more than 30,000-kilometre nationwide
high-performance fibre-optic network, Allstream's broad portfolio of
business solutions are built from an array of advanced communications
technologies and services including a wide range of innovative,
highly-scalable IP-based solutions to help organizations communicate
more efficiently and profitably. Allstream takes pride in its
commitment to delivering an exceptional customer experience, and has
long been recognized by its technology partners for the contributions
made to their businesses. Allstream is wholly-owned by Manitoba Telecom
Services Inc., which is listed on the TSX (trading symbol: MBT). For
information on Allstream's products and solutions, please visit www.allstream.com.
With a heritage dating back to 1904, Rexall and Rexall Pharma Plus
pharmacies are among the most trusted names in retail pharmacy. Rexall
is focused on helping Canadians feel good about their health through
easy access to a wide assortment of health and wellness services and
products. Supported by our team of 8,600 employees in 448 pharmacies
across the country, Rexall is continually evolving to enhance the
customer experience. For more information visit Rexall.ca.
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