Ontario Ministry of Government Services names Allstream Vendor of Record for
videoconferencing services

Two-year contract includes options for extension

Stock Symbol: MBT

TORONTO, May 11 /CNW/ - Allstream, Canada's all-business communications provider, is pleased to announce that it has attained Vendor of Record status with the Ontario Ministry of Government Services for the provision of videoconferencing products, services and support. The two-year contract includes the option to extend for three, one-year renewals.

The Ontario Ministry of Government Services initiated the Request for Proposals after identifying the need to establish a corporate Vendor of Record arrangement in order to consolidate demand, leverage volume and reduce costs. The Vendor of Record arrangement will see Allstream provide new videoconferencing products and solutions throughout the Province of Ontario, and to also provide maintenance and support services for equipment currently in use within the Ontario Public Service as well as the broader public sector.

"As a Vendor of Record for the Ontario Ministry of Government Services, Allstream will be able to provide even better service through volume acquisitions and streamlined processes. Effective videoconferencing solutions also reduce corporate travel and promote a more environmentally friendly way of doing business," said Dean Prevost, President, Allstream. "We look forward to strengthening and building on the great relationship we already have with the Ontario Ministry of Government Services."

Allstream's videoconferencing solutions enhance businesses collaboration by offering the latest advancements in visual communications technologies. By delivering a high quality, face-to-face experience, this national solution helps employees interact more effectively, while bringing geographically dispersed teams together. Allstream's integrated solutions can be adapted to meet a variety of business needs - ultimately enhancing workflow, strengthening client relationships and improving the way companies collaborate.

About Allstream

Allstream is a unit of MTS Allstream Inc. ("MTS Allstream"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Manitoba Telecom Services Inc, Allstream is a leading national communications provider that works exclusively with businesses of all sizes. An industry leader in delivering innovation, Allstream is focused on unifying and elevating all the ways that businesses connect and collaborate to serve customers, to drive workforce and partner productivity, and to get payback on networking and IT resources. Headquartered in Toronto, Allstream leverages the entrepreneurial spirit and skills of 3,000 employees across Canada. Our portfolio features advanced capabilities including: network connectivity and infrastructure, managed network services, and unified communications solutions. Our portfolio is provided across an extensive national broadband fibre optic network that spans some 30,000 km. We supply international connections through strategic partnerships and interconnection agreements. For more information, please visit: www.mtsallstream.com.

SOURCE MTS Allstream

For further information: For further information: Media: Laura Dickie, MTS Allstream Corporate Communications, (204) 941-8181, laura.dickie@mtsallstream.com; Investors: Paul Peters, MTS Allstream Investor Relations, (204) 941-6178, investor.relations@mtsallstream.com

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