MTS Allstream Receives Regulatory Approval for Strategic Wireless Agreement with Rogers

    Stock Symbol: MBT

    WINNIPEG, Sept. 11 /CNW/ - Manitoba Telecom Services Inc., including its
principal operating subsidiary, MTS Allstream Inc. ("MTS Allstream") confirmed
today that its previously announced agreement with Rogers Wireless Partnership
("Rogers") that will see both companies share the cost to deploy a Universal
Mobile Telecommunications Systems/High Speed Packet Access ("HSPA") wireless
network across the existing MTS Allstream regional wireless footprint has
received the required regulatory approvals and will proceed.
    The agreement also allows MTS Allstream to leverage Rogers' purchasing
scope and scale to gain cost effective access to new network technology and
HSPA handsets. MTS Allstream's HSPA customers will have access to the best
national and international roaming capabilities as a Rogers roaming partner.
The agreement also provides MTS Allstream with the opportunity to launch a
national wireless business offering under the Allstream brand through a
competitive wholesale arrangement.
    For more information on the agreement, please see A
Material Change Report describing all material details of the agreement has
been filed with the Canadian Securities Administrators. This report is
available at

    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 learn more about MTS Allstream
services, markets, community commitments and record of creating shareholder
value are encouraged to visit:

For further information:

For further information: Media: Greg Burch, MTS Allstream Corporate
Communications, (204) 941-8576,; Investors:
Paul Peters, MTS Allstream Investor Relations, (204) 941-6178,

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