Vicwest Income Fund Selects MTS Allstream for MPLS Network

Stock Symbol: MBT

TORONTO, Sept. 30 /CNW/ - MTS Allstream Inc. ("MTS Allstream") has been selected by Vicwest Income Fund to design a fully managed Multi Protocol Label Switching ("MPLS") network for 18 of its locations throughout Canada and one location in the United States.

"We are pleased to provide Vicwest with a fully managed MPLS network - an important foundation for Vicwest's communication and information technology platform to save costs and manage one seamless network," said Dean Prevost, President Enterprise Solutions, MTS Allstream. "The installation of an MPLS network enables Vicwest to expand their Unified Communications requirements, local services, and managed hosting infrastructure with MTS Allstream."

"We were impressed with MTS Allstream's ability to understand our business needs and provide a comprehensive and cost effective solution," said Colin Osborne, President and Chief Executive Officer, Vicwest Income Fund. "The new MPLS network provides us with greater flexibility to accommodate new technologies and increased security, and can respond rapidly to our changing business needs."

Vicwest Income Fund is one of Canada's leading manufacturers and distributors of building construction products, and steel containment products for agricultural grain, fertilizer and liquid storage through two divisions: Vicwest Building Products and Westeel Storage Solutions.

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 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 to 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: Greg Burch, MTS Allstream Corporate Communications, (416) 345-3576, media.relations@mtsallstream.com; Investors: Paul Peters, MTS Allstream Investor Relations (204) 941-6178, investor.relations@mtsallstream.com

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