Allstream Launches Virtual Workplace Solutions for Enterprise Customers

    Customers Can Leverage Allstream's Leadership in Development, Delivery
    and Support of Complete Virtual Workplace Solutions

    Stock Symbol: MBT

    TORONTO, June 3 /CNW/ - MTS Allstream Inc. ("MTS Allstream") is building
on its track record of innovation and leadership in collaboration, teleworking
and enterprise mobility solutions with the launch of Virtual Workplace
Solutions. The complete suite of end-to-end solutions allow business customers
of all sizes to meet the challenges of globalization and ever growing mobility
with a virtual work environment that supports their workforce flexibility,
improves business continuity and profitability while making a positive green
contribution in the process. Virtual Workplace Solutions are available under
the Allstream brand to business customers across Canada.
    "Business today can see the value in a remote workplace strategy, but the
challenges can be daunting. Without the right strategy, the opportunity can
become a distraction amidst a competitive and challenging business
environment," said Dean Prevost, President Enterprise Solutions, MTS
Allstream. "Allstream addresses this challenge for business customers. We can
create a virtual workplace strategy for a multi-site organization with
hundreds or thousands of employees, in different time zones, with many
variables. We can cut out the clutter, and help ensure the different platforms
required to support Virtual Workplace work together seamlessly. We've done it
for our own business, and we are already helping customers across Canada
realize the same benefits."

    Virtual Workplace Solutions provide several key benefits for customers:
    -  lower costs and a proven return on investment
    -  a more flexible workplace
    -  greater business continuity
    -  reduced environmental footprint

    Remote workplace strategies are not just about the technology - it's a
shift in culture, in human resources policies and the adoption of
collaboration tools within an enterprise. Customers can leverage Allstream's
experience to save money and reduce the risk in embracing a way or working and
    From building and evaluating a business case, to deploying the necessary
technology and training, to support of a deployed solution, Allstream can
deliver a complete Virtual Workplace solution to customers. To learn more
about Allstream's Virtual Workplace solutions, 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 - IP 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
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For further information: Media: Greg Burch, Manager Corporate
Communications, (416) 345-3576, (204) 941-8576,; Investors: Ian Chadsey, Vice-President,
Investor Relations, (204) 941-8283,

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