Stock Symbol: MBT
TORONTO, April 29, 2014 /CNW/ - Allstream, Canada's all-business communications provider has begun the year strongly with a number of new business customers choosing to connect to its Canada-wide fibre optic IP network. Allstream is the only national competitor to Bell and TELUS exclusively serving business customers with a coast-to-coast national IP fibre network.
"We are succeeding by providing better service and by being flexible and focused on what our customers want and need," said Allstream President Michael Strople. "In addition to our best-in-class national IP fibre network, part of our success has in fact been achieved by NOT acting like a traditional Canadian telco. Our team across Canada is passionate, determined and committed to providing the best service, solutions and customer experience in the industry."
Allstream signed contracts in the first quarter of 2014 with nationally recognized brands such as Shoppers Drug Mart, Mark's Work Wearhouse, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, Nespresso Canada, Torstar Corporation as well as with Alterra Power Corp, Caledon Capital Management, Nexus Systems Group Inc., Ogilvie LLP, Qualcomm Technologies and Teachers Life Insurance Society.
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 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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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: MTS Allstream
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