MTS Allstream and MaRS partner to showcase innovative green technologies at
the 2009 Allstream Global Forum: An Evening with Vice President Al Gore

Stock Symbol: MBT

TORONTO, Nov. 6 /CNW/ - Always looking for opportunities to foster innovation in the Canadian business communications market, MTS Allstream Inc. ("MTS Allstream") has partnered with MaRS Discovery District ("MaRS") - a leading innovation centre that supports Canadian innovation by connecting science, technology and social entrepreneurs with business skills and capital. MaRS will showcase new and dynamic green technologies at the 2009 Allstream Global Forum: An Evening with Vice President Al Gore being held November 24 at the Allstream Centre, Toronto.

"We're pleased to have MaRS sign on as the official Community Partner of the Allstream Global Forum," said Dean Prevost, President Enterprise Solutions division, MTS Allstream. "MaRS is a well known and respected organization known for facilitating critical innovation. Like the Allstream Global Forum, MaRS aims to bring thought-leadership to the forefront of the business world and take Canadian innovation to the world."

"MaRS has a unique window on the pipeline of emerging companies that are so critical to Canada's future economy," said MaRS CEO Dr. Ilse Treurnicht. "We are enormously impressed by the quality of their innovation, and the commitment and aspiration of the entrepreneurs building them. Our work is focused on their success, and we are delighted to showcase a group of promising cleantech companies at this important event."

The Allstream Global Forum will feature the "Green Gallery of Innovation" - a gallery of exhibits highlighting leading-edge green technologies and communications solutions from this year's event sponsors, some of the world's leading companies. MaRS will showcase the following three emerging Canadian companies at this year's "Green Gallery of Innovation":

    
    Echologics Engineering Inc. - a leader in the development of acoustic
    technologies for the detection and location of leaks in large diameter
    pipes. www.echologics.com

    Skymeter Corp. - a world leader in providing the technology and services
    that makes universal road-use pricing possible and empowers governments,
    transit agencies and transportation planners to achieve their
    transportation goals such as cutting congestion, financing infrastructure
    and reducing air pollution. www.skymetercorp.com

    Clean Energy Developments - a new leader in the field of geo-exchange,
    one of the most effective methods of lowering greenhouse gases by using
    the ground as a source of heat. www.cleanenergydevelopments.com
    

The Allstream Global Forum is one of Canada's premier thought-leadership events and is staged every year by MTS Allstream, one of Canada's leading national telecommunications companies. Attendees of the 2009 Allstream Global Forum will be the first in Canada to hear former U.S. Vice-President Al Gore share his new and compelling vision of how business can play a pivotal role in ensuring these changes are for the better through innovation and investment in new technology in his remarks, entitled Thinking Green: Economic Strategy for the 21st Century.

Special thanks to the 2009 Allstream Global Forum partners: Cisco, Mitel, Checkpoint, Microsoft, Ericsson, RIM, HP/EDS, Tandberg, Ricoh, CIENA, BMW Canada, AARFID, Two Technologies, VMC Group, MaRS, Board of Trade, IT World, David Suzuki Foundation, Sleemans, Imagin8, Toronto Star, Mike Weir Wine, Indigo, CTV, and Sony.

For more information on corporate tables and individual tickets to the Allstream Global Forum, visit www.allstream.com/globalforum.

About MaRS

MaRS is a non-profit innovation centre connecting science, technology and social entrepreneurs with business skills, networks and capital to stimulate innovation and accelerate the creation and growth of successful Canadian enterprises. Learn more at: www.marsdd.com

About MTS Allstream

MTS Allstream is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. As one of Canada's leading national communication solutions companies, MTS Allstream provides innovative communications for the way Canadians want to live and work today. The Company has more than 100 years of experience, with 6,000 employees across Canada dedicated to a mission of delivering true value as seen through the eyes of our customers. In 2008, MTS Allstream had nearly two million total customer connections spanning business customers across Canada and residential consumers throughout the province of Manitoba. The Company's extensive national broadband and fibre optic network spans almost 30,000 kilometres. MTS Allstream is a proud sponsor of Cindy Klassen, 2006 World Champion and Canada's greatest Olympian, and a proud contributor to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Manitoba Telecom Services Inc.'s common shares are listed on The Toronto Stock Exchange (trading symbol: MBT). Customers, stakeholders and investors who want to learn more about MTS Allstream services, markets, community commitments and record of creating shareholder value are encouraged to visit: www.mtsallstream.com.

SOURCE MTS Allstream

For further information: For further information: Media: Jill Gibson, MTS Allstream Corporate Communications, (416) 640-7011, media.relations@mtsallstream.com; Linda Quattrin, MaRS Communications, (416) 673-8104, lquattrin@marsdd.com

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