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Press release from CNW Group

Allstream Wins NAV CANADA Supplier Recognition Award of Excellence

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Allstream Wins NAV CANADA Supplier Recognition Award of Excellence13:30 EST Thursday, November 15, 2012Stock Symbol:  MBT TORONTO, Nov. 15, 2012 /CNW/ -  Allstream, Canada's all-business communications provider, announced today that it is the recipient of a Supplier Recognition Award of Excellence from Canada's national civil air navigation services provider, NAV CANADA.The honour acknowledges Allstream's outstanding support to NAV CANADA's Operations and Air Traffic Management System in 2011. The award is part of NAV CANADA's Supplier Performance Management Program and was accepted by John Woudstra, Senior Sales Executive, Allstream, at a reception luncheon in Ottawa this afternoon."For NAV CANADA to recognize us as a key supplier is a tremendous honour. In an industry where a secure and reliable network is absolutely crucial to operations, we are pleased that NAV CANADA has put its trust in Allstream," said Dean Prevost, President of Allstream. "We continuously strive to find ways to improve our performance, reliability and customer service and I am very pleased we are being awarded for the high standards set by NAV CANADA through its Supplier Performance Management Program."Allstream has been a key supplier of voice, data and communication solutions to NAV CANADA since the company began operating. The elements assessed as part of the Supplier Performance Management Program are: responsiveness, quality improvement, reliability, technology and proficiency/skill set.NAV CANADA is the country's private sector civil air navigation service provider. With operations from coast to coast to coast, NAV CANADA provides air traffic control, flight information, weather briefings, aeronautical information services, airport advisory services and electronic aids to navigation.About AllstreamAllstream is a Canadian leader in IP communications and the only national communications provider that works exclusively with business customers of all sizes. With nearly 600,000 customer connections, Allstream's momentum is fuelled by the knowledge, skills and entrepreneurial spirit of its 2,500 employees across the country who collaborate with customers to determine their unique communications solutions needs. Supported by its more than 30,000-kilometre nationwide high-performance fibre-optic network, Allstream's broad portfolio of business solutions are built from an array of advanced communications technologies and services including a wide range of innovative, highly-scalable IP-based solutions to help organizations communicate more efficiently and profitably. Allstream takes pride in its commitment to delivering an exceptional customer experience, and has long been recognized by its technology partners for the contributions made to their businesses. Allstream is wholly-owned by Manitoba Telecom Services Inc., which is listed on the TSX (trading symbol: MBT). For information on Allstream's products and solutions, please visit www.allstream.com.Forward-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 of today. 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.SOURCE: MTS AllstreamFor further information: Media: Nathan Gibson Corporate Communications 416-345-3364 media.relations@mtsallstream.com