Western Canada Lottery Corporation Selects MTS Allstream to Power their Gaming Network in Manitoba, Yukon, NWT and Nunavut



    Stock Symbol: MBT

    TORONTO and WINNIPEG, Sept. 20 /CNW/ - The Western Canada Lottery
Corporation ("WCLC"), providers of games such as Lotto 6/49 and Super 7 on the
Prairies and Territories, has selected MTS Allstream to provide IP network
connectivity and network management for their Gaming Terminals in Manitoba,
Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.
    The eight year contract will see MTS Allstream provide Multi Protocol
Label Switching (MPLS) connectivity to nearly 900 retail locations, and will
also provide managed wide area network services in all locations.
    "MTS Allstream is thrilled to be a partner with the Western Canada
Lottery Corporation in serving lottery customers in Manitoba and the
Territories," said John MacDonald, President Enterprise Solutions division,
MTS Allstream Inc. "MTS Allstream was the first to deploy MPLS solutions for
enterprise customers in Canada, and we are pleased to bring this innovative
technology to the business and retailers of the WCLC."
    "The MTS Allstream managed network will allow WCLC to provide reliable
service to our lottery customers in Manitoba and the Territories as well as
provide top level support to our retailers" said Bob Guse, WCLC's VP
Information Systems. "WCLC is also looking forward to a strong business
relationship with MTS Allstream."
    In addition to connecting the current retail locations, MTS Allstream
will also provide MPLS services to any expansion within the territories
covered by the agreement.

    About MTS Allstream Inc.
    MTS Allstream Inc. 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 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-based communications, unified
communications, voice and data connectivity 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 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 24,300
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.





For further information:

For further information: Media: Greg Burch, Manager Corporate
Communications, (416) 345-3576, (204) 941-8576,
media.relations@mtsallstream.com; Investors: Ian Chadsey, Vice-President
Investor Relations, (204) 941-8283, investor.relations@mtsallstream.com

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