Continuing to lead the Canadian telecommunications sector when it comes to delivering TV service, MTS Allstream Inc. (MTS Allstream) announced today that it will move forward with steps to introduce next-generation high-speed Internet and TV services to Manitoba customers, with more high-definition TV (HDTV) offerings, personal and digital video recorder (PVR and DVR) functionality, improved guide features and other advances. The new services will be powered by a combination of network connectivity provided by Alcatel-Lucent Canada Inc. (Alcatel Lucent Canada) and the award-winning Microsoft Mediaroom Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) and multimedia platform.
MTS Allstream is entering into agreements with both Microsoft and Alcatel-Lucent that will enable the company to introduce an initial set of services on a limited basis in 2008. A trial location outside of Winnipeg is being considered.
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