Toronto, Canada – (The Hosting News) – September 25, 2006 –
National communication solutions provider, MTS Allstream, has extended its contract by two years, with telecommunications and web hosting provider, PRIMUS Canada,
to supply it with IP data networking, long distance and local services.
John MacDonald, President of Enterprise Solutions at MTS Allstream explained, ”We are proud of the solid partnership we have built with PRIMUS over the past seven years, one that has enabled PRIMUS Canada to offer innovative products such as TalkBroadband, Voice-over-IP (VOIP) service, as well as its successful Home Phone service, to a greater number of customers across Canada. The announcement affirms MTS Allstream’s position as PRIMUS Canada’s national carrier of choice, and further strengthens our position as a leading national communications provider with the ability to meet our customers’ requirements, regardless of scale and complexity.”
Ted Chislett, President and Chief Executive Officer of PRIMUS Canada added, ”MTS Allstream has consistently demonstrated the level of dependability and flexibility we need to continue growing our business in Canada. We are pleased to be continuing our longstanding relationship with the Company.”
MTS Allstream is a Canadian national communication solutions provider, delivering products and services through its Consumer Markets and Enterprise Solutions divisions. The Consumer Markets division serves residential and business customers in Manitoba with a full suite of wireline voice, high-speed Internet and data, next generation wireless, directory, digital television, security and alarm monitoring services. The Enterprise Solutions division provides national business customers with a portfolio of IP-based connectivity, managed network services, and professional services. MTS Allstream’s national broadband fibre optic network spans more than 24,300 kilometres, and provides international connections through strategic partnerships and interconnection agreements with other international service providers. MTS Allstream is a subsidiary of Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. whose common shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (trading symbol: MBT).
PRIMUS Telecommunications Canada Inc. is an alternative communications carrier in Canada with over 1,000,000 retail customers. The Company offers facilities-based voice, data, e-commerce, web hosting, VOIP and Internet services. PRIMUS Canada has over 60,000 Internet subscribers served by a national network of Internet points-of-presence (POPs) for dedicated and dial-up access. PRIMUS Canada also offers local services to businesses, bundling them with its long distance and Internet services. The Company has a fully redundant and diverse SONET network across Canada, extending from Quebec City to Victoria. PRIMUS Canada’s national network consists of Nortel DMS 500 switches with international connectivity through its parent company’s global network, and ATM and IP nodes at major cities across the country. These network elements provide an integrated and converged backbone for all of PRIMUS Canada’s voice, data, VOIP, Internet and private line services. PRIMUS Canada is a wholly-owned subsidiary of McLean, Virginia-based PRIMUS Telecommunications Group, Incorporated (NASDAQ:PRTL – News).
To learn more about MTS Allstream, please visit: www.mtsallstream.com.
For more information about PRIMUS Canada, please visit: www.primustel.ca.