MTS TV - 75,000 Subscribers Strong in Winnipeg

    Stock Symbol: MBT

    WINNIPEG, Oct. 30 /CNW/ - MTS TV, the digital television service offered
by MTS Allstream Inc. ("MTS Allstream") in Winnipeg, has reached another
milestone after officially acquiring a total of 75,000 customers. In the last
two years, MTS TV has grown by over 30,000 customers, with over 5,000 new
customers added since April 2007.
    "We are very excited that MTS TV continues to make outstanding progress
in the marketplace," said Kelvin Shepherd, President Consumer Markets
division, MTS Allstream. "Our customers value the variety of channel packages,
the high quality 100% digital picture and sound, and the unique features that
allow them to make the most of their bundled MTS services."
    MTS TV includes many features customers who appreciate home entertainment
have come to expect, including Video on Demand and High Definition channels.
In addition, MTS TV also offers several innovative features such as TV Call
Display, Photos on Demand and Email on Demand; features that help your MTS TV
service work interactively with other MTS Allstream products. For more
information about MTS TV, visit

    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
small business services 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 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 visit:

For further information:

For further information: Media: Greg Burch, Manager Corporate
Communications, (416) 345-3576, (204) 941-8576,; Investors: Ian Chadsey, Vice-President
Investor Relations, (204) 941-8283,

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