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MTS Allstream Participates in World IPv6 Launch Day

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

MTS Allstream Participates in World IPv6 Launch Day13:21 EDT Wednesday, June 06, 2012Company is among market leaders helping businesses successfully evolve to Internet Protocol Version 6 Stock Symbol:  MBTTORONTO, June 6, 2012 /CNW/ -  MTSAllstream is proud to announce its participation in this year's World IPv6 Launch. Organized by the Internet Society, World IPv6 Launch 2012 represents a major milestone in the global deployment of IPv6. As the successor to the current Internet Protocol, IPv4, IPv6 is critical to the Internet's continued growth as a platform for innovation and economic development because it will enable businesses to expand their reach and continue to access all Internet resources.IPv6 allows businesses to continue to expand their Internet presence and provides a higher level of business flexibility and security. MTS Allstream is committed to facilitating a seamless transition for its customers to IPv6."We will proactively assist our customers in their deployment and migration plans as IPv4 addresses become exhausted," said Mike Strople, Chief Technology Officer, MTS Allstream. "We have implemented IPv6 in our own network and have plans to enable it broadly throughout our product lines. IPv6 is all about looking towards the future."To show its commitment to IPv6, MTS Allstream's core Internet network across Canada is now IPv6 enabled. For more information please visit www.allstream.com/solutions/it-network/IPv6.htmlManitoba Telecom Services Inc. (MTS Allstream)MTS Allstream is one of Canada's leading national communication solutions companies, providing innovative communications for the way Canadians live and work today. The company has more than 100 years of experience, with 5,500 employees across Canada. MTS Allstream's business is dynamic and consists of two operating divisions.  In Manitoba, MTS is the leading full-service telecommunications provider for residential and business customers. MTS's suite of services include the latest in wireless technology, broadband services, IPTV, voice services, home security, and an extensive range of business solutions. Across Canada, Allstream is a leader in IP communications and is the only national provider that focuses exclusively on the business telecommunications market. MTS Allstream has nearly two million customer connections spanning business customers across Canada and residential consumers throughout the province of Manitoba. The company's extensive national fibre optic network spans more than 30,000 kilometres. MTS Allstream has spent 11 consecutive years on the Jantzi Social Index for leadership in social responsibility and is the recipient of the 2011 Governance Gavel Award from the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance, recognizing clear and effective public disclosure and leading governance practices. MTS Allstream's common shares are listed on the TSX (trading symbol: MBT).  Customers, stakeholders and investors who want to learn more about MTS Allstream are encouraged to visit: www.mtsallstream.com.  For more information about MTS's products and services, please visit: www.mts.ca. For more information about Allstream's products and services, please visit: www.allstream.comForward-looking Statements DisclaimerThis news release includes forward-looking statements and information (collectively, the "statements") about the Company's corporate direction, business opportunities, operations, financial objectives and 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 or projection in such forward-looking statements. Therefore, forward-looking statements should be considered carefully and undue reliance should not be placed on them. 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 "Material assumptions" section below, the "Risks and uncertainties" section, elsewhere in the Company's 2011 Annual MD&A and 2011 Annual Information Form, all of which are available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.Please note that forward-looking statements reflect Management's expectations as at the date hereof. The Company disclaims 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:         Nathan Gibson Corporate Communications 416-345-3364 Nathan.Gibson@mtsallstream.com