Allstream Does International Data

Allstream's international data network services offer simplified global network connectivity with a single point of contact

October 9, 2003

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TORONTO -- Allstream (TSX: ALR.A, ALR.B; NASDAQ: ALLSA, ALLSB), formerly AT&T Canada, a leading communication solutions provider with a world-class portfolio of Connectivity, Infrastructure Management and IT Services, today announced it has expanded its comprehensive Data Network services portfolio on an international scale, to offer simplified global network connectivity. As part of Allstream's Connectivity service offerings, this portfolio of Data Network services helps to meet the global needs of multi-national customers and reinforce the Company's position as an international communication solutions provider.

Through international interconnection agreements, Allstream will service customers' international requirements, while remaining the customer's single point of contact to provide seamless global connectivity. Being the primary interface for the customer's entire network, regardless of the international service point, will ensure customers have access to Allstream's expertise and support for their global network with the greatest convenience - thereby helping customers centralize control and run their business more efficiently.

"Based on our research, customers have told us they want a simple and easy way to handle their global network requirements," said Mike Kologinski, Executive Vice President of Marketing, Allstream. "With our International Data Network services customers receive the same reliable and high performance solutions and expertise as before, but now on a global scale. Allstream is our customer's single global service provider meaning a single point of contact for account management, provisioning, maintenance and billing. This expansion, in addition to our new global remote access service launched last week, is an important step in our commitment to collaborate with customers to meet their global connectivity needs."

The services initially offered will be ATM, Frame Relay and ATM-Frame Relay Service Interworking (SIW) with connectivity options to Allstream's Business IP (MPLS) service which provides high performance networking for advanced IP applications with multiple Classes of Service (CoS) to allow for network traffic prioritization to accommodate the varying demands of multiple data applications. Allstream will continue to expand its international offerings to other services in the future.

In addition to simplified global network connectivity, customers receive a single point of contact for account management and customer service, common service features, a single contract and consolidated pricing - all backed by comprehensive service level agreements and performance metrics. Customers also receive:

  • Seamless extension of Allstream's Data Network services to countries around the world

  • Single customer contract for service, irrespective of origination and destination end points

  • Network Interoperability, allowing customers to inter-connect with other Allstream data services

  • Simplified single or multi-end billing

  • Project management of customer's network installation

  • 24/7 service and maintenance

Allstream's suite of Data Network services includes Business IP, ATM, Frame Relay, Transparent LAN and Private Line. With a broad range of data network services, Service Interworking capabilities, IP enabled solutions and national network infrastructure, Allstream provides customers with customized data connectivity solutions based on their unique requirements. For more information about Allstream's International Data Network services, please contact 1-877-288-7253 or visit our website at

Allstream Corp.

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