New Flyer Industries selects MTS as wireless provider

Stock Symbol: MBT

WINNIPEG, May 13 /CNW/ - MTS today announced a three-year contract renewal with Manitoba-based company New Flyer Industries Canada ULC, North America's leading manufacturer of heavy-duty buses. MTS will support New Flyer's wireless devices, voice and data services and long distance calling. The new contract will see MTS provide additional wireless devices and system upgrades to New Flyer.

"MTS gives customers the options they need to create value on their own terms," said J.P. Perron, Vice President, Enterprise Solutions, MTS. "We worked with New Flyer to build solutions together, ones that addressed their individual business needs and allowed us to provide them with wireless services that made the most sense for them. We look forward to continuing our relationship with one of Manitoba's most successful manufacturing companies."

"We have always been very impressed with the customer service we receive from MTS. They took the time to understand our business communications needs and found innovative ways to meet them," said Paul Soubry, President and Chief Executive Officer of New Flyer. "We look forward to continuing to work closely with MTS to meet our communications needs."

About MTS

MTS is unit of MTS Allstream Inc. ("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:

About New Flyer

New Flyer, together with its affiliate New Flyer of America Inc., is the leading manufacturer of heavy-duty transit buses in the United States and Canada. The company's three facilities - in Winnipeg, MB, St. Cloud, MN and Crookston, MN - are all ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certified. With a skilled workforce of over 2,000 employees, the company is a technology leader, offering the broadest product line in the industry, including drive systems powered by clean diesel, LNG, CNG and electric trolley as well as energy-efficient gasoline-electric and diesel-electric hybrid vehicles. All products are supported with an industry-leading, comprehensive parts and service network. The income deposit securities of New Flyer and its parent, New Flyer Industries Inc., are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol NFI.UN. Further information is available on the company's web site at

SOURCE MTS Allstream

For further information: For further information: Media: Laura Dickie, MTS Allstream Corporate Communications, (204) 941-8181,; Investors: Paul Peters, MTS Allstream Investor Relations, (204) 941-6178,

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