Pace Brings Next Generation Residential Gateway for Multi-Service Delivery to MTS

Pace Brings Next Generation Residential Gateway for Multi-Service Delivery to
                                     MTS

  PR Newswire

  BOCA RATON, Florida, February 25, 2013

BOCA RATON, Florida, February 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

PACE ENABLES MTS TO DELIVER NEW SERVICES, INCREASE DATA BANDWIDTH,AND REACH
FURTHER INTO ITS FOOTPRINTWITH BONDED VDSL/ADSL+ SOLUTION

Pace (LSE: PIC), a leading global developer of advanced technologies for
service providers, today announced a partnership with MTS Inc. (MTS),
Manitoba's leading full-service communications provider for residential and
business customers, to deliver new services and increase 'Rate & Reach' with
the Pace 5168N Bonded VDSL2/ADSL+ Residential Gateway.

The Pace 5168N offers best in class in-home 802.11N wireless throughput to
enable today's most popular consumer connected devices. Increased service
area coverage, speed improvements and ease of installation are all key
benefits that Pace residential gateways deliver to service providers and their
customers.

"The Pace 5168N gateway helps us deliver Internet speeds of up to 250 Mbps on
the MTS FiON Network and will be used to deliver speeds of up to 50 Mbps over
our VDSL2 network," said Stan Kurtas, Vice President of Marketing, MTS. "We
can further expand our broadband service coverage and provide better in-home
wireless networking performance thanks to our partnership with Pace."

"Pace is continuing its long history of partnering with MTS to offer industry
leading product innovation and service enhancements that ultimately improve
the subscriber experience," said Tim O'Loughlin, President, Pace Americas.
"We are very fortunate to have been selected by MTS to deploy this
state-of-the-art new product that provides greater reach, faster broadband
speeds and added value for their subscribers."

Deployed and available since late 2012, the 5168N product is the next
evolution of the 3801 Residential Gateway and continues as the industry
standard for IP video, data, and voice delivery for telecommunications
providers.

About Pace

Pace (LSE: PIC) creates technologies, software, hardware and services for the
broadcast and broadband industries. Pace solutions empower cable, telco and
satellite operators to simply and cost-effectively innovate at the speed they
want, in the way they want for their subscribers. Pace has built up its
experience and expertise over 30 years and this is recognized by a customer
base of over 160 operators around the globe.

Headquartered in the UK, Pace operates in markets across the world, and
employs around 2300 people in locations that also include the USA, France,
India and China. For further information, visit: http://www.pace.com

About MTS Inc. (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 more than 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 http://www.mts.ca .

Contact: For further information, contact: Ashley Glover, Vice President of
Marketing & Communications, Pace Americas, +1-(561)-995-2614,
ashley.glover@pace.com
 
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