Richardson International Selects MTS Allstream for Communications Services

Stock Symbol: MBT

WINNIPEG, Nov. 10 /CNW/ - MTS Allstream Inc. ("MTS Allstream") has been selected by Richardson International Limited ("Richardson International"), one of Canada's largest private integrated agriculture organizations, to upgrade its communications services at its head office in Winnipeg and oilseed processing facility in Lethbridge, Alberta.

"We were pleased to work with Richardson International to upgrade their communications services to the next generation of telephony," said Dean Prevost, President Enterprise Solutions division, MTS Allstream. "Richardson International's new calling system at their head office in Winnipeg now enables them to leverage IP technology and continue to add more advanced communications features in the future."

"We were able to work closely with the Allstream team to deliver a trouble-free installation at two of our largest sites in Canada," said Paul Beaudry, Assistant Vice-President of Technical Services, Richardson International. "We are pleased to have implemented a new telephony solution that will take our business communications to the next level of scalability and redundancy - enabling better communications between employees and customers."

Richardson International is a leader in the agriculture and food industry and offers a world of expertise in grain handling, merchandising, logistics, crop inputs sales as well as oilseed processing and food service packaging. They serve as customers' premier point of contact for Canadian grains and oilseeds.

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About MTS Allstream

MTS Allstream is 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. In 2008, MTS Allstream had 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:

SOURCE MTS Allstream

For further information: For further information: Media: Jill Gibson, MTS Allstream Corporate Communications, (204) 958-3392,; Paul Beaudry, Management Information Services, (204) 934-5274,

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