WestJet Renews Contract with MTS Allstream for Global MPLS Network and
Communications Services

Stock Symbol: MBT

TORONTO, Oct. 5 /CNW/ - MTS Allstream Inc. ("MTS Allstream") today announced the renewal of a two year contract with WestJet, Canada's leading low-fare airline, to continue servicing their Global Multi Protocol Label Switching ("GMPLS") network to all domestic and International locations; maintain and support all local, long distance, and toll free services; support Internet services for e-commerce web bookings; and maintain all domestic phone switches.

"MTS Allstream is pleased to extend our services to WestJet to provide them with a robust and scalable, IP converged network to all of its locations around the world," said Dean Prevost, President Enterprise Solutions, MTS Allstream. "Renewing our services with WestJet is a testament to our ability to maintain collaboration and deliver compelling IP-based solutions to meet the customer's business needs and allow them to continue growing their business."

"When we selected MTS Allstream to implement an MPLS network in 2006 - we were not only looking for the next generation of communication networks but a trusted advisor that took the time to understand our business goals and implement a solution catered to our needs," said Steve Stretch, Vice-President, Information Technology, WestJet. "With confidence in MTS Allstream, we have been able to take advantage of the benefits of an IP converged network while reducing our infrastructure costs and improving business flexibility."

Over the past 10 years, MTS Allstream has worked with WestJet to deliver communications solutions that suit the needs of their business. WestJet is part of MTS Allstream's growing base of MPLS customers.

Founded in 1996, WestJet has became Canada's leading high-value, low-fare airline with an award-winning corporate culture and commitment to providing guests with a friendly and caring WestJet experience.

For information on MTS Allstream's MPLS network, visit www.allstream.com/services/ipc/mpls.

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: www.mtsallstream.com.

SOURCE MTS Allstream

For further information: For further information: Media: Jill Gibson, MTS Allstream Corporate Communications, (416) 640-7011, media.relations@mtsallstream.com, www.allstream.com; Robert Palmer, WestJet Media, (888) 954-6397, ropalmer@westjet.com, www.westjet.com; Investors: Paul Peters, MTS Allstream Investor Relations, (204) 941-6178, investor.relations@mtsallstream.com

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