Allied International Credit Selects MTS Allstream for Global Multi Protocol Label Switching Network

    TORONTO, May 5 /CNW/ - MTS Allstream Inc. ("MTS Allstream") announces
today the completion of installation of a 36-month contract with Allied
International Credit ("AIC") that provides a Global Multi Protocol Label
Switching ("GMPLS") network to AIC locations in the United Kingdom.
    "MTS Allstream is proud to provide our secure MPLS technology globally to
the Allied International Credit locations in the UK," said Dean Prevost,
President Enterprise Solutions, MTS Allstream. "In addition to an increase in
business-critical, multimedia and real-time applications, the volume of
corporate and regional traffic is growing, creating a renewed urgency for
sound and reliable routing. MTS Allstream is pleased to provide AIC with the
seamless connectivity they need in North America and now in the UK."
    "From installation to ongoing performance, MTS Allstream has provided the
highest levels of quality and reliability with intelligent and secure MPLS
networks," said Tom McCausland, Senior Vice President, Allied International
Credit. "The new MPLS technology has allowed us to reduce infrastructure
costs, improve business flexibility and realize significantly higher return on
our investment in IP infrastructure."
    Allied International Credit provides exceptional international debt
collection services to financial institutions, government, telecommunications,
utilities, retail and health care. The company collects from both customers
and businesses on behalf of clients and provides services in a manner that
preserves the reputation and goodwill of both clients, and the customer or
company from which they are collecting.
    For information on MTS Allstream's Global Multi Protocol Label Switching
network, visit

    About MTS Allstream

    MTS Allstream 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
Allstream 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 connectivity, unified
communications, IT consulting and security 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 in select markets 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 27,900 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:

    About Allied International Credit

    Allied International Credit was founded in Ontario, Canada in 1955. In
1968 the Company expanded its operations into the United Kingdom and in 2000
it expanded into the United States when the Company opened its first US office
in Phoenix, Arizona. Today AIC employs over one thousand people in seven
production locations in Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States.

For further information:

For further information: Investor contact: Ian Chadsey, Vice-President
Investor Relations, (204) 941-8283,; Media
contact: Jill Gibson, Corporate Communications Coordinator, (204) 958-3392,

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