Company recognized for having highest level of expertise in developing and delivering managed services
Stock Symbol: MBT
TORONTO, May 3, 2012 /CNW/ - Allstream, Canada's all-business communications provider, is proud to announce that it has been awarded Cisco's Managed Services Channel Program Master certification.
The Cisco Managed Services Master Certification is for partners who sell and deliver Cisco-based managed services through a premium network operations center (NOC) investment and offer enhanced management and stewardship practices.
The certification is a testament to Allstream's sophisticated managed services practices and services, reflecting the best customer experiences.
"Allstream's investment in the Cisco Master Managed Services Certification ranks it among an elite group of channel partners with the resources to deploy, manage and support services for multiple technologies," said Edison Peres, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Channels at Cisco.
As a key component of the Cisco Managed Services Master program, Allstream has developed and implemented rigorous managed service ITIL processes, practices, and tools to support Cisco Advanced technologies at all phases of the service lifecycle.
"Allstream was an early adopter of the Cisco platform and we are proud to be recognized by Cisco for our leadership in this area," said Allstream's President Dean Prevost.
Allstream will be showcasing its capabilities at Cisco Plus - one of Canada's leading IT and thought leadership conferences - on May 16, 2012.
For more information on Allstream's Managed Services, please visit http://www.allstream.com/products/managed-services
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 2,500 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.
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