Stock Symbol: MBT
TORONTO, May 26, 2014 /CNW/ - Allstream (TO: MBT), Canada's largest
all-business communications provider, has earned the industry's highest
level of certification for the design and delivery of Carrier Ethernet
(CE) network services.
"I am proud that Allstream is the first among Canada's major national
carriers to achieve this significant milestone," said Allstream
President Michael Strople. "The MEF CE 2.0 certification reinforces
Allstream's reputation for innovation and provides assurance to our
customers that the products and services they are buying are the best
in Canada and the world."
Telecommunications companies that are CE 2.0 certified are capable of
connecting a patchwork of individual carrier networks into a seamless
experience for customers who then benefit from consistent features,
functionality and predictable performance.
"CE 2.0 is a highly challenging and significant accreditation to
achieve. The CE 2.0 test plan sets a new standard for Carrier Ethernet
services," said Bob Mandeville President and Founder of Iometrix, the
official MEF certification test lab.
The MEF granted its CE 2.0 certification to two of Allstream's key
services in its Ethernet-based product and service portfolio: E-Line
and E-Access. These services simplify the network infrastructure
required for organizations with multiple locations.
Allstream's 30,000-plus kilometre national IP fibre-optic network
combines advanced IP connectivity, digital switching, Ethernet-based
services and the latest Internet security technologies and services,
including right-of-way access in major Canadian city centres and nine
cross-border connections to the United States.
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.
About The MEF:
The MEF is a global industry alliance comprising more than 220
organizations including telecommunications service providers, cable
MSOs, network equipment/software manufacturers, semiconductors vendors
and testing organizations. The MEF's mission is to accelerate the
worldwide adoption of Carrier-class Ethernet networks and services. The
MEF develops Carrier Ethernet technical specifications and
implementation agreements to promote interoperability and deployment of
Carrier Ethernet worldwide.
For more information about the Forum, please visit the MEF web site at http://www.MetroEthernetForum.org/
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This news release includes forward-looking statements and information
(collectively, the "statements") about Allstream's future financial
results, performance and sales opportunities that are subject to risks,
uncertainties and assumptions. As a consequence, actual results in the
future may differ materially from any conclusion, forecast or
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Factors that could cause anticipated opportunities and actual results to
differ materially include, but are not limited to, matters identified
in the "Material assumptions" section and the "Risks and uncertainties"
section of the Company's 2013 Annual Report and 2013 Annual Information
Form which are available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
Please note that forward-looking statements reflect Management's
expectations as at the date hereof. The Company disclaims any intention
or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements,
whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise,
except as required by law.
SOURCE: MTS Allstream
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