MTS Allstream Wins Marketing Excellence Award for ZoneAlarm(R) ForceField(TM) Service

    Stock Symbol: MBT

    WINNIPEG, June 16 /CNW/ - MTS Allstream Inc. ("MTS Allstream") has been
awarded a Marketing Excellence Award for the second year in a row by the
Broadband Multimedia Marketing Association ("BMMA") for its marketing efforts
in introducing an additional layer of security to their ZoneAlarm(R)
ForceField(TM) service. ForceField(TM) is the first virtualized browser
security product designed to shield your computer and personal data from the
Internet and computer-based threats like phishing, spyware, and dangerous file
    "We are honoured to be recognized for a highly successful marketing
campaign and our commitment to deliver a safer Internet security service to
our customers," said Stan Kurtas, Vice-President Marketing, Consumer Markets
division, MTS Allstream. "We found a product to meet the needs of our
customers and developed an advertising program to highlight the solution.
ForceField(TM) provides our customers with reliable, secure, and worry free
Internet use."
    The Marketing Excellence Award is presented to the service provider or
vendor that best displays excellence in the field of broadband marketing
    The Broadband Multimedia Marketing Association is an international
organization whose goal is to advance the adoption and use of broadband
services by identifying key industry success factors and sharing best practice
marketing and other industry information.
    For more information on MTS Allstream, visit

    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 27,900 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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