Manitoba company will provide wireless Internet solutions, FleetNet 800's and cellphones for national hockey tournament
Stock Symbol: MBT
WINNIPEG, April 27 /CNW/ - MTS is proud to announce its role as the official Communications Solutions Provider of the 2010 MasterCard Memorial Cup, the national championship of the Canadian Hockey League and showcase of the country's champion top-level junior hockey teams. The tournament will feature the champions from the Western Hockey League, the Ontario Hockey League, and the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, as well as this year's host team, the Brandon Wheat Kings. For the first time in its history, the tournament will be held in Manitoba, and MTS is proud to help Western Manitoba put on a sporting event of this scale by providing all telecommunications services for the 2010 MasterCard Memorial Cup.
"MTS is honoured to participate in this historic event as the official Communications Solutions Provider of the 2010 MasterCard Memorial Cup by providing leading edge communications technology to this premiere hockey tournament," said Kelvin Shepherd, President, MTS. "We're very excited to be able to support another national calibre event in Western Manitoba, and I know the volunteers and organizers in the City of Brandon will raise the bar as they always do."
The 2010 MasterCard Memorial Cup will take place between Friday, May 14 and Sunday, May 23 at Brandon's Keystone Centre, and will mark the 92nd edition of the Canadian Hockey League national championship. MTS has already begun outfitting the Keystone Centre with a wi-fi network that will support the tournament operations. Organizers will also be provided with a variety of MTS services to help the event succeed. Hundreds of 2010 MasterCard Memorial Cup staff and volunteers will be equipped with MTS wireless devices. In addition, 27 dedicated lines will be installed in the Keystone Centre. MTS will equip, install and maintain these services for the duration of the tournament.
"The 2010 MasterCard Memorial Cup is proud to partner with MTS, one of Canada's leading national communications providers, and Manitoba's own telecommunications specialist," said Jeff Cristall, Chairman of the Organizing Committee for the 2010 MasterCard Memorial Cup. "Not only will we be working with our hometown provider, but we will have access to the top telecommunications solutions available, which will enable our staff and volunteers to organize and run a milestone event."
MTS is very active in the Western Manitoba area, as an employer and a telecommunications provider, as well as through continued community investment in events such as the 2010 MasterCard Memorial Cup, the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair, Dauphin's Countryfest, and Canada's National Ukrainian Festival, among others. MTS continues to build on the services it offers in Western Manitoba, including advanced wireless and broadband, expanded wireless coverage, and MTS Ultimate TV service in Brandon.
MTS is part of MTS Allstream, 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. MTS Allstream has 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 to learn more about MTS Allstream services, markets, community commitments and record of creating shareholder value are encouraged to visit: www.mtsallstream.com.
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