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Press release from CNW Group

MTS selects Powerland Computers Ltd. to supply technology hardware and service

Thursday, January 24, 2013

MTS selects Powerland Computers Ltd. to supply technology hardware and service13:03 EST Thursday, January 24, 2013Company renews agreement with well-established Manitoba technology reseller and service providerStock Symbol:  MBTWINNIPEG, Jan. 24, 2013 /CNW/ - MTS, the leading full-service communications provider for residential and business customers in Manitoba, announced today that Powerland Computers Ltd.  (Powerland) of Winnipeg, Manitoba, has once again been selected to provide hardware and technology expertise to MTS.  Powerland is a full service technology reseller and service provider, serving the Canadian market for more than 25 years."Powerland's excellent track record of providing innovative and cost-effective solutions makes them an attractive choice," said Paul Cadieux, Vice-President Finance, Procurement & Real Estate, MTS Allstream. "As a well-established Winnipeg-owned business that has a strong commitment to the community, Powerland is a very good fit for MTS."Under the agreement, awarded through a competitive selection process, Powerland will supply computer workstations for MTS personnel.  Along with providing the hardware, Powerland will also provide configuration and deployment services for the purchased workstations."Today's announcement represents the continuation of a strong relationship between two Manitoba-based companies that share a common commitment to excellence," said David Neufeld, Vice President Sales, Powerland. "Powerland is also a proud, long-time MTS business partner, offering MTS wireless, landline, TV, and high-speed Internet products and services to Manitobans."MTS continually supports its hometown Manitoba economy through capital investment, job creation, sponsorship and charitable giving, and the use of local vendors.About MTS MTS is the leading full-service communications provider for residential and business customers in Manitoba. The company's suite of products and services include the latest in wireless technology, high-speed Internet, an award-winning IPTV service, voice services, home security, and an extensive range of business solutions.  A technology leader, MTS operates advanced wireless networks delivering the best coverage for Manitobans with its 4G, CDMA and Wi-Fi wireless networks and is investing to build out its extensive fibre-to-the-home network in over 20 Manitoba communities. MTS's momentum is fuelled by the knowledge, skills and spirit of its 3,000 Manitoba-based employees. With over 100 years of operations, MTS is rooted firmly in the community and is a proud sponsor of the MTS Centre, home to the NHL's Winnipeg Jets. MTS is wholly owned by Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. which is listed on the TSX (trading symbol: MBT). For information on MTS's products and services, please visit www.mts.ca.Forward-looking Statements Disclaimer This 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.SOURCE: MTS AllstreamFor further information: Media:   Chelsea Ross Corporate Communications (204) 958-1848 media.relations@mtsallstream.com