MTS Allstream Selected by Stella-Jones for MPLS Network and Managed Hosting Solution

    Stock Symbol: MBT

    TORONTO, Sept. 4 /CNW/ - MTS Allstream Inc. ("MTS Allstream") announced
today it has been selected by Stella-Jones Inc. ("Stella-Jones"), a leading
North American producer and marketer of industrial pressure treated wood
products, specializing in the production of railway ties, timbers, and wood
poles, for the installation of a Multi Protocol Label Switching ("MPLS")
network and Managed Hosting Solution to eight of the company's facilities
across Canada.
    MTS Allstream will provide a complete infrastructure solution including a
managed MPLS network with operational support, and managed exchange,
BlackBerry(R), firewall, back-up, and Internet services and equipment.
    "MTS Allstream is pleased to provide Stella-Jones with a secure MPLS
network and Managed Hosting Solution that will ensure seamless communication
within its facilities coast-to-coast.," said Dean Prevost, President
Enterprise Solutions division, MTS Allstream. "The solution provides
Stella-Jones with the business-critical connectivity they need to meet the
demand and delivery requirements of their customers. This is especially
important in times of urgent need where systems are required to be up and
running 24 hours a day."
    "Stella-Jones is pleased to continue doing business with MTS Allstream by
implementing a complete solution that will enable our staff to be more
proactive in managing their core competencies while also achieving security,
reliability, and compliance of their critical data," said Rémi Godin,
Vice-president and corporate controller, Stella-Jones. "The communications
upgrade will also allow us to improve business flexibility and build upon our
competitive advantages."
    For over 10 years, MTS Allstream has provided Stella-Jones with
communications services including local, long distance, Internet, data private
line, managed security services, and unified communications at its head office
in Montreal. The new MPLS network and Managed Hosting Solution will support
Stella-Jones' mission to be the performance leader in the wood preserving
industry focusing on customer satisfaction, core products, key market
segments, innovative work practices and the optimal use of resources.
    For information on MTS Allstream's services and solutions, visit

    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: Jill Gibson, MTS Allstream Corporate
Communications, (204) 958-3392,; Investors:
Paul Peters, MTS Allstream Investor Relations, (204) 941-6178,

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