MTS Allstream Expands Services with Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

    Will Work With Partners To Deploy Multiple IT Solutions

    Stock Symbol: MBT

    TORONTO, Feb. 4 /CNW/ - MTS Allstream Inc. ("MTS Allstream") is pleased
to announce the award of several projects, in partnership with Plato
Consulting, Infotech Solutions, and Tamarack Technologies, with the Government
of Newfoundland and Labrador - contracts that total over half a million
dollars. Projects include the construction of a secure socket layer (SSL)
virtual private network (VPN) that provides end-point security, access control
and threat prevention and will be used by remote workers to securely access
corporate networks.
    "MTS Allstream is proud to work with our local partners to continue
delivering project services to the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador,"
said Dean Prevost, President Enterprise Solutions division, MTS Allstream. "We
are pleased to provide teams that will enhance projects and provide guidance
during critical implementations of new technology. Noteably, the VPN project,
which will eliminate the need for client-software deployment, changes to
internal servers and the high cost of maintenance and desktop support."
    Other project services to be provided to the Government of Newfoundland
and Labrador include overall project coordination, management and
communication during a detailed business and system requirement review for a
new jury duty system; a business and technical review of existing file
transfer systems; a mobile data project; review functional specifications and
provide recommendations on a telephone directory project; and conduct a
business and system requirements review to deliver a forms automation scalable

    About MTS Allstream

    MTS Allstream 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
Allstream 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 - IP connectivity, unified
communications, IT consulting and security 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 in select markets 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
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For further information: Media: Greg Burch, Manager Corporate
Communications, (416) 345-3576, (204) 941-8576,; Investors: Ian Chadsey, Vice-President
Investor Relations, (204) 941-8283,

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