Elkhorn Resort selects MTS Allstream to power customer connections

    Stock Symbol: MBT

    WINNIPEG, Jan. 31 /CNW/ - Elkhorn Resort and Conference Centre has
selected MTS Allstream Inc. ("MTS Allstream"), one of Canada's leading
national communication solutions providers, to provide communications
solutions that will allow them to double their customer communications efforts
with the expansion of their Winnipeg and Edmonton call centres, connected with
a leading-edge Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) network. MPLS is a
technology that simplifies and cost-effectively streamlines the management of
converged voice and data services on an advanced IP-based data network.
    "Elkhorn Resort offers customers the chance to experience the rugged
natural beauty of Manitoba's Riding Mountain region, but we rely on modern
communications solutions to ensure we can reach our customers efficiently and
effectively," said Ian Sarna, General Manager, Elkhorn Resort and Conference
Centre. "Our call centres are an essential part of our sales network, and the
solutions provided by MTS Allstream will ensure we get maximum return from our
communication investments."
    To support this business growth, Elkhorn has signed a three-year contract
for three Megalink PRI access points, a three-year long distance contract that
could see more than a million minutes a year in traffic, and a three-year
contract for a two Mbps MPLS network to connect voice and data traffic between
their Winnipeg and Edmonton operations.
    "Businesses are looking to take advantage of the power of IP based
communications, but they also want to work with proven solutions providers,"
said Brian Arnal, Vice-President Sales, Enterprise Solutions Western Region,
MTS Allstream. "Our work with Elkhorn Resort is an excellent example of how we
can help customers expand their business with state-of-the-art, IP-enabled
technology they can use as a foundation for future success."

    About MTS Allstream

    MTS Allstream Inc. is one of Canada's leading national communication
solutions providers, delivering innovative products and services through its
Consumer Markets and Enterprise Solutions divisions. Our Consumer Markets
division serves small business customers nationally and residential customers
in Manitoba with a full suite of wireline voice, high-speed Internet and data,
next generation wireless, digital television, security and alarm monitoring
services. Our Enterprise Solutions division provides national business
customers with a world-class portfolio of IP-based connectivity, managed
network services, and professional services. MTS Allstream's extensive
national broadband fibre optic network spans more than 24,300 kilometres, and
provides international connections through strategic partnerships and
interconnection agreements with other international service providers. The
Company markets its consumer products and services in Manitoba under the MTS
Brand, and its enterprise products and services nationally under the Allstream
brand. MTS Allstream is a subsidiary of Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. whose
common shares are listed on The Toronto Stock Exchange (trading symbol: MBT).
For more information, please visit: www.mtsallstream.com.

    About Elkhorn Resort and Conference Centre

    Located three hours north west of Winnipeg, Elkhorn Resort and Conference
Centre is located adjacent to the southern border of Riding Mountain National
Park, and provides all-season accommodation for guests looking to explore the
natural beauty, whether on a family getaway or a business conference. For more
information about Elkhorn Resort and Conference Centre, visit

For further information:

For further information: MTS Allstream Inc., Media: Greg Burch, Public
Affairs Coordinator, MTS Allstream Inc., (204) 941-8576,
media.relations@mtsallstream.com; Investors: Hugh Harley, Manager Investor
Relations, MTS Allstream Inc., (204) 958-3587,
investor.relations@mtsallstream.com; Elkhorn Resort and Conference Centre,
Media: Ian Sarna, General Manager, Elkhorn Resort and Conference Centre, (204)

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