MTS Allstream Executive Honoured by Canadian Women in Communications with Mentor of the Year Award

    Stock Symbol: MBT

    WINNIPEG, Jan. 29 /CNW/ - MTS Allstream Inc. ("MTS Allstream"), one of
Canada's leading national communication solutions providers, is proud to
congratulate Pat Solman, Vice-President, Customer Care, Consumer Markets, who
has been honoured with the Mentor of the Year Award by Canadian Women in
Communications (CWC), a national organization that raises the profile of women
working in the communications field.
    "Pat has dedicated tremendous amounts of her time and effort to coach and
mentor young and inspiring women throughout her 20 year career with the
company," said Pierre Blouin, CEO, MTS Allstream. "She is passionate about
helping other women advance their careers while enjoying a balanced life in
the context of a challenging and demanding industry."
    Pat joined the company in 1988. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons.)
from The University of Manitoba, and received her Chartered Accountant
designation in 1986. She is also active in the Winnipeg community as a
volunteer for organizations such as United Way and the Canadian Breast Cancer
Foundation's CIBC Run for the Cure.
    Pat will be honoured at the 2008 CWC Annual Awards Gala in Ottawa,
Ontario on February 26, 2008.

    About MTS Allstream Inc.

    MTS Allstream Inc. 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 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 - Internet protocol-based communications, unified
communications, voice and data connectivity 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 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
24,300 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 more information, please

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