Apr. 19, 2011 (Canada NewsWire Group) --
Stock Symbol: MBT
TORONTO, April 19 /CNW/ - MTS Allstream Inc. announced today that it has signed a five-year contract to provide Business IP connectivity service to BCBG Max Azria Canada Inc. (hereinafter: "BCBG"), a leading designer, retailer and distributor of women's apparel and accessories.
BCBG will implement Allstream's Managed Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) service in its Canadian operations to improve business flexibility and streamline the flow of business-critical information for their 57 locations across the country. BCBG will also receive round-the-clock network management from Allstream, which will proactively monitor their network environment, mitigating network failures.
Dean Prevost, President of Allstream said, "BCBG is a dynamic and growing business, and I believe our MPLS service can play a key role in supporting that growth, connecting employees and stores, and improving the efficiency of their operations across Canada."
Allstream's Business IP combines the flexibility and intelligence of IP routing with the transport quality of a single high performance network, while MPLS technology simplifies and streamlines IP addressing to optimize data networks without the use of authentication, encryption or tunneling protocols. Together, this provides a secure mode of transport for a defined set of users including employees, partners or customers.
"By leveraging Allstream's strong and stable IP backbone, we're ensuring our stores have access to a secure and superior connectivity," said Luc Guay, President of BCBG Max Azria Canada Inc. "Allstream's commitment to building strong, innovative partnerships with its customers will best support our continued success as a leading fashion retailer."
For more information on Allstream services and solutions, visit www.allstream.com.
Created in 1989, BCBGMAXAZRIA was named for the Parisian phrase "Bon Chic, Bon Genre," meaning "Good Style, Good Attitude." BCBGMAXAZRIA designs, develops, produces and markets complete collections of women's ready-to-wear and accessories, and select categories for men, each known for being at the forefront of creativity, quality and style. The Group is one of the worldwide leaders in ready-to-wear, encompassing a portfolio of 23 brands including BCBGMAXAZRIA, BCBGeneration, BCBGMAXAZRIA Runway, Max Azria, Max Azria Atelier, Hervé Léger Couture, BCBG Paris, among others, and a retail and wholesale network that include more than 5,200 points of sale throughout the world.
Allstream is Canada's all-business communications provider, focusing and delivering on the business customer's solutions. 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.
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