The Globe and Mail

Go to the Globe and Mail homepage

Jump to main navigationJump to main content

Globe Investor

News Sources

Take control of your investments with the latest investing news and analysis

Press release from CNW Group

Allstream to support WIND Mobile with Network Expansion

Friday, November 04, 2011

Allstream to support WIND Mobile with Network Expansion10:20 EDT Friday, November 04, 2011WIND Mobile to enter southwestern Ontario and expand in the GTA using Allstream's fibre-optic backbone Stock Symbol:  MBT    TORONTO, Nov. 4, 2011 /CNW/ - Allstream announced today it has signed a three-year contract to provide IP Connectivity services to WIND Mobile, a Canadian wireless telecommunications provider operated by Globalive Communications Corporation.WIND Mobile is utilizing Allstream's Managed Wavelength service to support its network expansion into southwestern Ontario and the Greater Toronto Area."Allstream's Managed Wavelength service is one of our many offerings reinforced by a guaranteed level of network performance," said Dean Prevost, President, Allstream.  "As a growing organization, WIND Mobile will benefit from the flexibility and scalability of this service, which runs over our dependable fibre-optic backbone."As part of a broader portfolio of IP Connectivity services, Allstream's Managed Wavelength service provides customers with fast, reliable and secure point-to-point IP connectivity.  Users of Wavelength services communicate between two sites using a dedicated line, reducing the risk of data compromise and mitigating service interruptions."In keeping with our ongoing strategy to enter new markets in Q3 and Q4 of this year, delivery of timelines was of critical importance. Allstream was able to devise well-qualified service schedules for all of our new sites, giving us the confidence we would be able to execute our various launch initiatives in a timely manner," said Maged Bekheit, Vice President Core Networks, WIND Mobile.For more information on Allstream services and solutions, visit our website at www.allstream.com.About WIND Mobile and Globalive Holdings                                                                        WIND Mobile provides voice, text and data services to Canadians on a next-generation wireless network and is committed to offering a level of wireless service presently not available in Canada. WIND is built on actual conversations that are happening with Canadians who are passionate about wireless and creating a better mobile offering nationally. For more information about WIND Mobile, please visit www.WINDmobile.ca.Globalive Holdings is a leading provider of telecommunications solutions in Canada and internationally to the consumer, business and hospitality markets. The Globalive companies include: WIND Mobile, Yak Communications, One Connect, Canopco and Globalive Carrier Services. For more information, visit www.globalive.com.About AllstreamAllstream is a Canadian leader in IP communications and the only national provider that works exclusively with business customers of all sizes. For more information on Allstream services and solutions, please visit www.allstream.com.Allstream is a division 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 5,500 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. 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: 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 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:       Kristin Foster Allstream Corporate Communications  416 644 2411 media.relations@mtsallstream.com