Allstream announces new cost-effective SIP Trunking Suites for Canadian businesses

Stock Symbol:  MBT  

TORONTO, Oct. 21, 2015 /CNW/ - Allstream, Canada's all-business communications provider, today announced the launch of new cost-effective SIP Trunking "suites" ideal for businesses with 100 to 400-plus employees.  The comprehensive SIP Trunking suites leverage advances in IP technologies to offer a superior way to deploy voice and data communications.

SIP Trunking allows businesses to realize the cost savings and increased productivity of being able to run all their data and voice traffic over a single advanced IP-based service from Allstream.  SIP Trunking also provides the optimal network environment for advanced unified communications and collaboration applications such as real-time collaboration, video conferencing, and fixed-mobile convergence.

"Allstream was the first national telecommunications company to provide SIP Trunking in Canada," says Edith Cloutier, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Allstream.  "We have the years of experience, technical expertise and customer focus to deliver a SIP solution that meets the needs of any Canadian business. We are also making significant new investments in Next Generation Voice Services that will be available to customers in early 2016."

The benefits of Allstream's SIP Trunking for mid-market and enterprise businesses include:

  • National Footprint – Access to major Canadian centres through a single SIP Trunk connection with unlimited local and long distance calling on the Allstream network in Canada
  • Trunk Pooling – A single large pool of  trunks to serve all Allstream exchanges, optimizing efficiency while simplifying network design and management
  • Superior Voice Quality – Voice traffic is prioritized over all other traffic types and is assigned the highest CoS level for MPLS and Internet access
  • Exceptional Reliability – Redundancy built into the service with support for multiple re-route and failover options
  • Pricing & Billing – Affordable rates built in to each suite allowing companies to switch over easily and pain free

About Allstream

Allstream is a Canadian leader in IP communications and the only national provider that works exclusively with business customers.  Supported by its more than 30,000-kilometre nationwide high-performance fibre-optic network, Allstream's communications technologies and services include a range of innovative, highly-scalable IP, Cloud and Security solutions that help organizations communicate more efficiently and profitably.  Allstream is recognized for offering solutions that its competitors will not and for delivering the best customer experience among national providers.  Allstream is wholly-owned by Manitoba Telecom Services Inc., which is listed on the TSX (trading symbol: MBT). For more information, visit:

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This news release includes forward-looking statements and information (collectively, the "statements") about the Company's corporate direction, business opportunities, operations, financial objectives and future financial results and performance that are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions. As a consequence, actual results in the future may differ materially from any conclusion, forecast or projection in such forward-looking statements. Therefore, forward-looking statements should be considered carefully and undue reliance should not be placed on them. Examples of statements that constitute forward-looking information may be identified by words such as "believe", "expect", "project", "should", "anticipate", "could", "target", "forecast", "intend", "plan", "outlook", "see", "set", "pending", and other similar terms.

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, in the Company's 2014 Annual MD&A and 2014 Annual Information Form, all of which are available on SEDAR at

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 Manitoba Telecom Services Inc.

For further information: Media: Keith Irish, Corporate Communications, 416-644-6888,


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