Mobilicity Selects Allstream to Provide IP Connectivity

Nov 1, 2010 | Corporate Member News

Allstream chosen for strong customer service track record  

Stock Symbol:  MBT

Allstream is pleased to announce it has signed a three-year contract with Mobilicity, Canada’s unlimited 3.5G mobile operator. Allstream is the preferred telecom provider for Mobilicity for Ethernet back-haul services. The new carrier’s unlimited zones in Toronto, Ottawa, Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver will leverage Allstream’s industry-leading IP Network.

“Allstream is pleased to continue our relationship with Mobilicity and provide its customers with reliable IP connectivity,” said Dean Prevost, President, Allstream. “Allstream has built a very successful business relationship with Mobilicity and has a solid understanding of the company and its business needs.”

Allstream provides a wide range of Ethernet Network Services that work over its IP Network and have the ability to evolve in order to support the changing needs of its customers. Allstream’s Ethernet service will allow each of Mobilicity’s various locations to stay connected, reducing infrastructure costs and improving business flexibility.

“By leveraging Allstream’s strong and stable IP backbone network, we’re ensuring our customers receive a superior mobile experience,” said Mobilicity’s Vice President of Network Operations Sharyn Gravelle. “We have worked with the Allstream team in the past and consider them to be a valued partner. As we continue to grow our company, we know we can rely on Allstream to support our IP connectivity needs, efficiently and effectively.”

For more information on Allstream services and solutions, visit http://www.allstream.com/.

About Mobilicity (DAVE Wireless)

Mobilicity, Canada’s UNLIMITED 3.5G mobile operator, provides city-based consumers with simple, value-packed talk, text and data plans on its state-of-the-art, unlimited 3.5G network – without contracts, credit checks or hidden charges. Formerly known as Data & Audio Visual Enterprises Wireless Inc. (DAVE Wireless), the company is led by Obelysk, a diversified Canadian holding company, and Quadrangle Capital Partners, a global investor in the telecommunications and media sectors with more than $3 billion of capital under management. Mobilicity was recently named one of Canada’s Top 25 Up and Coming Information & Communication Technology start-ups by the Branham Group Inc. Further information about Mobilicity can be found at http://www.mobilicity.ca/.

About Allstream

Allstream is a business 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 Toronto Stock Exchange (trading symbol: MBT). Customers, stakeholders and investors who want to learn more about MTS Allstream are encouraged to visit: http://www.mtsallstream.com/.

Forward-looking Statements Disclaimer

This news release includes forward-looking statements and information (collectively, the “statements”) about our corporate direction, business opportunities, operations, financial objectives,  planned activities, future financial results and performance that are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions.  As a consequence, actual results in the future may differ materially from any conclusion, forecast, anticipation or projection in such forward-looking statements.  Examples of statements that constitute forward-looking information may be identified by words such as “believe”, “expect”, “project”, “should”, “anticipate”, “could”, “target”, “forecast”, “intend”, “plan”, “outlook”, “see”, “set”, “pending”, and other similar terms.

Factors that could cause anticipated opportunities and actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to, matters identified in the “Risks and Uncertainties” section and elsewhere in our most recent annual MD&A and any subsequent quarterly MD&As, as well as our most recent Annual Information Form, all of which are available on SEDAR at http://www.sedar.com/.

Please note that forward-looking statements reflect our expectations as at the date hereof.  We disclaim any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise except as required by law. 

For further information:

Media:
Gillian Giesbrecht      
MTS Allstream Corporate Communications 
204-958-3392   
[email protected]

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