WIND Mobile to enter southwestern Ontario and expand in the GTA using
Allstream's fibre-optic backbone
Stock Symbol: MBT
TORONTO, Nov. 4, 2011 /CNW/ - Allstream announced today it has signed a
three-year contract to provide IP Connectivity services to WIND Mobile,
a Canadian wireless telecommunications provider operated by Globalive
WIND Mobile is utilizing Allstream's Managed Wavelength service to
support its network expansion into southwestern Ontario and the Greater
"Allstream's Managed Wavelength service is one of our many offerings
reinforced by a guaranteed level of network performance," said Dean
Prevost, President, Allstream. "As a growing organization, WIND Mobile
will benefit from the flexibility and scalability of this service,
which runs over our dependable fibre-optic backbone."
As part of a broader portfolio of IP Connectivity services, Allstream's
Managed Wavelength service provides customers with fast, reliable and
secure point-to-point IP connectivity. Users of Wavelength services
communicate between two sites using a dedicated line, reducing the risk
of data compromise and mitigating service interruptions.
"In keeping with our ongoing strategy to enter new markets in Q3 and Q4
of this year, delivery of timelines was of critical importance.
Allstream was able to devise well-qualified service schedules for all
of our new sites, giving us the confidence we would be able to execute
our various launch initiatives in a timely manner," said Maged Bekheit,
Vice President Core Networks, WIND Mobile.
For more information on Allstream services and solutions, visit our
website at www.allstream.com.
About WIND Mobile and Globalive
WIND Mobile provides voice, text and data services to Canadians on a
next-generation wireless network and is committed to offering a level
of wireless service presently not available in Canada. WIND is built on
actual conversations that are happening with Canadians who are
passionate about wireless and creating a better mobile offering
nationally. For more information about WIND Mobile, please visit www.WINDmobile.ca.
Globalive Holdings is a leading provider of telecommunications solutions
in Canada and internationally to the consumer, business and hospitality
markets. The Globalive companies include: WIND Mobile, Yak
Communications, One Connect, Canopco and Globalive Carrier Services.
For more information, visit www.globalive.com.
Allstream is a Canadian leader in IP communications and the only
national provider that works exclusively with business customers of all
sizes. For more information on Allstream services and solutions, please
Allstream is a division of MTS Allstream Inc. ("MTS Allstream"), 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 5,500 employees across Canada dedicated to a mission
of delivering true value as seen through the eyes of our customers. MTS
Allstream has 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. Manitoba
Telecom Services Inc.'s common shares are listed on Toronto Stock
Exchange (trading symbol: MBT). Customers, stakeholders and investors
who want to learn more about MTS Allstream are encouraged to visit: www.mtsallstream.com.
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