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Allstream a hit at 2011 enterprise communications and solutions show

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Allstream a hit at 2011 enterprise communications and solutions show13:09 EST Tuesday, November 29, 2011Allstream continues to generate significant IP sales as SIP Trunking solutions increase in popularity TORONTO, Nov. 29, 2011 /CNW/ - Allstream continues to position itself as a leading provider of SIP Trunking services, which are offered through an agreement with Avaya; a global provider of business communications and collaboration systems and services. As part of a broader portfolio of IP-based networking services, Allstream's SIP Trunking service allows businesses to run all data and voice traffic over a single IP backbone, eliminating the need for separate voice and data networks.Using Allstream's SIP Trunking and MPLS based Business IP networking services, in conjunction with Avaya's state of the art Unified Communications platform, Allstream is able to deliver increased network productivity, simplified network infrastructure and cost savings to its customers.  Allstream has been offering SIP Trunking since 2006, but only recently has SIP Trunking initiated widespread adoption amongst the business community. As experts in this arena, Allstream is well positioned to create an innovative and customized solution for businesses of all sizes.Allstream recently participated in Avaya Evolutions 2011 - one of the largest enterprise communications and solutions shows of the year."We had an excellent session, with standing room only. It just shows the extent to which people are tuning into SIP Trunking as an enabler to unleash the power of Unified Communications - taking efficiency and reliability of customer networks to a new level while at the same time, reducing costs. It's an extremely powerful value proposition," said Grant Bykowy, Director, IP & Voice Communications Product Marketing and Management, Allstream.Allstream also continues to make strong progress executing its Internet Protocol (IP) strategy with significant sales in the mid-market.  Some of the customers that recently signed contracts to take advantage of Allstream's suite of IP connectivity services include Interchange Solutions, YMCA Canada, RPI Consulting Group and Knowledge First Financial.Allstream's strong progress in the IP market is in keeping with the company's focus on IP sales and the accelerated expansion of its fibre network in major urban centres across Canada. IP-based communications services are one of the fastest growing segments of the business telecom market.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 Corporate Communications (416) 644-2411 media.relations@mtsallstream.com