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ClearSky Signs Multi-year Agreement with GCI for Hosted WAP, MMS, Content and More

Alaska’s largest telecommunications company will offer ClearSky’s comprehensive mobile data services to subscribers on its GSM and CDMA networks

ClearSky Mobile Media, Inc., a leading provider of managed services and content to wireless carriers, today announced a new long-term contract with General Communication, Inc. (GCI) to deploy its full suite of wireless content and data services. GCI, located in Anchorage, Alaska, is a leading telecommunications company that owns and operates GSM and CDMA networks in Alaska under two distinct brands, GCI and Alaska Digitel (AKD).

The terms of this multi-year agreement call for GCI to share certain infrastructure components that ClearSky is currently providing for AKD’s CDMA network operation, while other components and services will be designed specifically for GCI’s GSM network. The comprehensive end-to-end solution will include hosted WAP and MMS-C service, along with ProPortal™, ProVantage™, ProVision™, ProConfig™, RevShare and ProTrends BI™ integrated support systems. Taken together, these products and services will enable GCI to boost its ARPU by offering its subscribers access to the mobile web, multi-media messaging, downloadable content, and more.

“The fact that GCI operates both GSM and CDMA wireless networks under separate brands presents both an opportunity and a challenge for GCI’s data services offering,” said Paul Landes, GCI Vice President/General Manager of consumer services. “In ClearSky we found an organization that possessed both the business acumen and technical expertise required to design a solution that was both cost-effective and technically superior to all other competing services.”

“Since their inception, GCI has maintained a singular objective to provide Alaskans with a broad array of world class telecommunications products and services,” said ClearSky executive vice president of sales, Tony Tagliareni . “We are delighted to receive their endorsement and to provide GCI with the necessary tools and infrastructure they need to maximize their data ARPU and effectively compete with regional and national carriers.”

About ClearSky Mobile Media

With its innovative, high-quality portfolio of mobile data and entertainment solutions for carriers and MVNOs, ClearSky Mobile Media provides compelling, market-specific content solutions that drive the growth of data subscriptions and ARPU. Since 1995, ClearSky Mobile Media has pioneered mobile data offerings with its carrier-grade, private-branded portal that includes downloadable content, mobile web browsing, MMS, and managed data services across all wireless technologies. Today, ClearSky Mobile Media provides its unique mix of mobile data services and mobile content to a combined subscriber base of more than 60 million. To learn more about ClearSky Mobile Media, visit www.csky.com.

About GCI

GCI is Alaska’s largest telecommunications company. The company operates Alaska’s most extensive terrestrial/subsea fiber optic network, extending from Prudhoe Bay on the North Slope through Fairbanks, Anchorage, Juneau, and the lower 48 states. GCI’s satellite network provides communications services to small towns and villages throughout rural Alaska. The company is in the process of constructing a statewide mobile wireless network to seamlessly link urban and rural Alaska for the first time. GCI is also the leading provider of communications services to enterprise customers, particularly large business customers with complex data networking needs. More information about the company can be found at www.gci.com.

Media Contact:
Nichole White
Marketing Communications Specialist
407.749.8886
nwhite [at] csky [dot] com

CTC Telcom selects ClearSky Mobile Media for Hosted WAP, MMS, Content and More

Wisconsin carrier will offer ClearSky’s full set of wireless data services to subscribers on its new UMTS network

ClearSky Mobile Media, Inc., a leading provider of managed services and content to wireless carriers, today announced a new long-term contract with CTC Telcom to deploy its full suite of content and data services. CTC Telcom, launched in 1996 as one of the first facilities-based CLECs, provides phone, cable, internet, and wireless services to business and residential customers in western Wisconsin.

The terms of this agreement call for CTC Telcom to deploy ClearSky’s complete, end-to-end solution that includes hosted WAP and MMS-C service, along with ProPortal™, ProVantage™, ProVision™, ProConfig™ and RevShare integrated support systems. Taken together these products and services will enable CTC Telcom to grow its wireless customer base by offering access to the mobile web, multi-media messaging, and downloadable content.

“As we add wireless services to complete our quad-play offering, we searched for an organization experienced in mobile data services. ClearSky’s hosted platform enabled us to very quickly provide our subscribers these value-added features without a large initial capital investment,” said Mark Reams, CTC Telcom’s commercial operations officer. “Moreover, with over 10 years of WAP, MMS, and content delivery experience, ClearSky will enrich our customers’ experience, help us maintain our competitive advantage, and increase revenue growth.”

“The addition of CTC Telcom, a leading rural wireless provider, validates ClearSky’s revenue share pricing as a model that works for both large and small carriers alike,” said ClearSky executive vice president of sales, Tony Tagliareni . “We look forward to working closely with CTC Telcom to maximize their customer loyalty and data ARPU.”

About ClearSky Mobile Media

With its innovative, high-quality portfolio of mobile data and entertainment solutions for carriers and MVNOs, ClearSky Mobile Media provides compelling, market-specific content solutions that drive the growth of data subscriptions and ARPU. Since 1995, ClearSky Mobile Media has pioneered mobile data offerings with its carrier-grade, private-branded portal that includes downloadable content, mobile web browsing, MMS, and managed data services across all wireless technologies. Today, ClearSky Mobile Media provides its unique mix of mobile data services and mobile content to a combined subscriber base of more than 60 million. To learn more about ClearSky Mobile Media, visit www.csky.com.

About CTC Telcom

Chibardun Telephone Cooperative was formed in 1957, and in 1996 launched CTC Telcom – one of the first facilities-based competitive local exchange carriers in the country. In addition to phone, cable, and internet, CTC Telcom has recently completed a new UMTS network and has added wireless services to complete their quad-play offering. For more information, visit their website at www.chibardun.net/gowireless/.

Media Contact:
Nichole White
Marketing Communications Specialist
407.749.8886
nwhite [at] csky [dot] com

ClearSky Continues Expansion into Canada; Signs Multi-year Agreement with MTS Allstream for Comprehensive Mobile Browsing and Entertainment Services

MTS Allstream will provide ClearSky’s suite of mobile data services on its leading regional wireless network

ClearSky Mobile Media, Inc., a leading provider of managed services and content to wireless carriers and their subscribers, today announced a new long term contract with MTS Allstream to deploy its full suite of wireless content and mobile data services. MTS Allstream is one of Canada’s leading national communications solutions providers and operates leading wireless services in the Province of Manitoba.

“MTS Allstream is simultaneously executing a number of strategic initiatives to further strengthen our position as one of Manitoba’s leading wireless operator,” said Mike Strople, Vice President of Technology Development, MTS Allstream. “ClearSky’s products and services not only matched our business requirements, but they were able to complete the implementation plan on time and on budget.”

“We embrace each new ClearSky client, however, the addition of MTS Allstream is especially significant because it further expands our market reach in Canada, and affirms our ability to implement a large and fast-growing regional carrier,” said ClearSky’s executive vice president of sales, Tony Tagliareni . “The implementation time frame was successful because both MTS Allstream and ClearSky were committed to the swift and efficient execution of the project plan.”

Under the terms of this multi-year agreement, MTS Allstream will deploy ClearSky’s complete, end-to-end solution which includes hosted WAP and MMS-C service, along with ProPortal™ ProVantage™, ProVision™, ProTrends™ and RevShare integrated support systems. Taken together, this portfolio of products and services will enable MTS Allstream to offer its post- and pre-paid subscribers access to the mobile web, MMS messaging, and a broad array of downloadable content.

About ClearSky Mobile Media

With its innovative, high-quality portfolio of mobile data and entertainment solutions for carriers and MVNOs, ClearSky Mobile Media provides compelling, market-specific content solutions that drive the growth of data subscriptions and ARPU. Since 1995, ClearSky Mobile Media has pioneered mobile data offerings with its carrier-grade, private-branded portal that includes downloadable content, mobile web browsing, MMS, and managed data services across all wireless technologies. Today, ClearSky Mobile Media provides its unique mix of mobile data services and mobile content to a combined subscriber base of more than 60 million. To learn more about ClearSky Mobile Media, visit www.csky.com.

About MTS Allstream

MTS Allstream Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Manitoba Telecom Services Inc., and is one of Canada’s leading national communication solutions providers, delivering innovative products and services through the Enterprise Solutions and Consumer Markets divisions. The Enterprise Solutions division, which operates under the Allstream brand nationally and under the MTS Allstream brand in Manitoba, is a leading competitor in the national business and wholesale markets. This division offers customers a portfolio of solutions tailored to the needs of medium and large businesses looking for success in a world of rapidly evolving technology – Internet protocol connectivity, unified communications, information technology consulting and security services, and voice and data connectivity services. The Consumer Markets division leads every telecommunications market segment in Manitoba, delivering a full suite of next generation wireless, high-speed Internet and data, digital television and wireline voice services under the MTS brand, as well as small business services in select markets across Canada under the Allstream brand, and security and alarm monitoring services through AAA Alarm Systems Ltd., an affiliate of MTS Allstream which also operates in other western provinces. MTS Allstream’s extensive national broadband fibre optic network spans more than 24,300 kilometres, and provides international connections through strategic alliances and interconnection agreements with other international service providers. Manitoba Telecom Services Inc.’s common shares are listed on The Toronto Stock Exchange (trading symbol: MBT). For more information, please visit: www.mtsallstream.com.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
Media contact: Ron Willett

North American Account Manager

ClearSky Mobile Media

(407) 515-8604

Investor contact: Ian Chadsey

Vice-President Investor Relations

MTS Allstream

(204) 941-8283

Media contact: Greg Burch

Manager Corporate Communications

MTS Allstream

(416) 345-3576 or

(204) 941-8576