MTS Allstream honoured by Juniper Networks for outstanding performance and partnership achievements

    Stock Symbol: MBT

    TORONTO, June 6 /CNW/ - MTS Allstream today announced that it has been
named a Canadian J-Partner of the Year award winner by Juniper Networks, Inc.
at the organization's annual J-Partner Summit in Las Vegas, May 21 - 22.
Juniper Networks awarded six regional J-Partner awards based on growth and
balanced performance across multiple Juniper product lines and significant
partnership achievements.
    "We've been a Juniper Networks partner since 2001 and have developed a
successful collaborative relationship that enhances our Security solutions and
collectively strengthens our position in the market," said Gord Haynes,
Executive Vice President, Professional Services, MTS Allstream. "Juniper
Networks is one of our key Security partners helping us deliver innovative
Security solutions to our customers. We're very proud of this award because it
underscores the success of our partnership."
    "We are honored to award MTS Allstream for their vast achievements,
investment in our strategy and their growth and loyalty," said Chris
Mascitelli, Director of Channels, Juniper Networks. "Our partners continually
demonstrate their depth of knowledge and expertise when working with customers
to deliver the high-performance networking solutions they require."

    About MTS Allstream

    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
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

For further information:

For further information: MTS Allstream: Media: Courtney Reistetter,
Specialist, Corporate Communications, (416) 345-3427,; Investors: Ian Chadsey, Vice-President
Investor Relations, (204) 941-8283,

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