Connecting organizers, athletes, and broadcasters with Allstream's world-class networking services
Stock Symbol: MBT
TORONTO, Jan. 28, 2014 /CNW/ - Allstream, Canada's all-business communications provider, today announced that it has been named the Official Managed IP Communications Supplier and Official Hosted Collaboration Solutions Supplier for the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games.
Allstream will provide services to connect the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Organizing Committee (TO2015), athletes, officials, volunteers and broadcasters at the Games with advanced telecommunication tools enabling them to collaborate and share information. This recognizes and affirms Allstream as an innovative, national competitive provider that delivers important, end-to-end IP communication solutions to customers - or events - with sophisticated and demanding requirements, such as an event like the Pan Am/Parapan Am Games.
"Allstream's advanced IP networking solutions will enable TO2015 to quickly and easily engage with sponsors, partners, suppliers and volunteers and will truly help make the TORONTO 2015 Games the most connected Games ever," said Allstream President Michael Strople.
"Our entire team at Allstream is very proud and excited to showcase our network and expertise in managing complex technology environments to a world-class event like these Games," Strople continued. "Events like this become part of our national identity when every Canadian is connected to what is happening. Allstream is critical to making that happen."
In 1999, the last time Canada hosted the Pan Am Games, Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. - the parent company of Allstream - was also a corporate sponsor of the Games when Winnipeg hosted them for the second time.
"We're pleased to welcome Allstream to the TO2015 family and look forward to working with them to help deliver a fantastic Games experience for our athletes, communities and guests," said Saäd Rafi, chief executive officer of TO2015.
Allstream joins previously announced members of the TORONTO 2015 sponsor family, including: Lead Partner CIBC; Premier Partners Chevrolet Canada, CISCO and Loblaw Companies Limited; Opening Ceremony Creative Partner Cirque du Soleil; as well as Official Suppliers Beanfield Metroconnect, Coca-Cola, Pattison Outdoor Advertising, FUSE Marketing Group, McKesson Canada, Royal Canadian Mint, Schenker of Canada Ltd., Toronto Pearson International Airport, the Toronto Star, and Official Broadcaster CBC/Radio-Canada.
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.
The TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Organizing Committee (TO2015) is tasked with the responsibility of planning, managing and delivering the Games. Its mission is to ignite the spirit through a celebration of sport and culture. The TORONTO 2015 Pan American Games will take place July 10-26 and the Parapan American Games August 7-14.
The 2015 Games are funded by the Government of Canada, the Province of Ontario, as well as other partners and sponsors. CIBC is the Lead Partner of the Games.
For more information about the Games, please visit toronto2015.org.
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SOURCE: Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games
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Director, Media Relations and Chief Spokesperson, TO2015