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MTS Communications Selects Intergraph's G/Comms for Next Generation Geospatial Solution.

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G/Comms solution to provide geospatially-enabled network provisioning Network provisioning or Service mediation are terms referring to provisioning of the customer’s services to the network elements, mostly used in the telecommunication industry.  resource management for Manitoba's leading provider of communications


Intergraph Corporation (Nasdaq: INGR) today announced that MTS (1) See Microsoft Transaction Server.

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 Communications Inc., a subsidiary of Manitoba Telecom Services Manitoba Telecom Services (TSX: MBT), or MTS , formerly Manitoba Telephone System, is the primary telecommunications carrier in the Canadian province of Manitoba and the third largest telecommunications provider in Canada with 7000 employees. , Inc. (MTS) and the leading full-service telecommunications provider for the Canadian Province Noun 1. Canadian province - Canada is divided into 12 provinces for administrative purposes
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 of Manitoba, has adopted Intergraph's G/Comms solution as their next-generation Geospatial Operations Support System. The new solution will provide an end-to-end geospatial network model for access network facility management, design and analysis. Future integration of the geospatial solution with the company's other business applications will provide opportunities to further automate business processes throughout the enterprise.

As Manitoba's primary service provider, MTS delivers local service across 700,000 access lines. The G/Comms solution is an integral part of MTS's aggressive modernization of their network infrastructure, including the company's significant broadband investments in the province of Manitoba.

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 David Rourke, executive vice president, Operations, MTS Communications Inc., "G/Comms will place MTS's facilities, equipment and structures in a flexible, high-performance database. This information system will provide operating efficiencies as well as significantly improve the speed at which we can deliver service to customers and our ability to leverage the network for increased revenues."

Tailored for the specific workflows of communications companies, G/Comms is a completely open, off-the-shelf solution that will enable MTS Communications to create and maintain a comprehensive geospatial facility model, allowing the company's network management community to more effectively plan, design, implement, monitor and manage all network elements. The net result of the company's investment will be significant cost savings realized from faster planning and build cycles, and higher quality and more reliable service for customers.

Arthur Spencer, vice-president of Intergraph's Customer Services, said, "Intergraph commends MTS for their technology vision. We continue to see our customers significantly benefit from the implementation of Geospatial Operations Support Systems Operations Support Systems (also called Operational Support Systems or OSS) are computer systems used by telecommunications service providers. The term OSS most frequently describes "network systems" dealing with the telecom network itself, supporting processes such  and we look forward to working with MTS to realize their project goals and projected benefits."

Manitoba Telecom Services Background Information

Manitoba Telecom Services is Manitoba's preeminent, full-service telecommunications company. Seamlessly blending innovative solutions and world-class technology, MTS connects its customers to the world. Qunara Inc., MTS's e-commerce, e-business and Internet Data Centre subsidiary, provides business solutions across North America. MTS's majority-owned subsidiary majority-owned subsidiary

A firm in which more than 50% of outstanding voting stock is owned by the parent company.
, Bell Intrigna Inc., offers leading-edge telecommunications services, including next-generation IP-broadband services, to businesses in Alberta and British Columbia. The Company's common shares are listed on The Toronto Stock Exchange Toronto Stock Exchange (TSE)

Canada's largest stock exchange, trading approximately 1,200 company stocks and 33 options.
 (trading symbol Trading symbol

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). For more information on MTS, the company's website address is

Intergraph Background Information

Intergraph Utilities & Communications provides leading Windows NT-based geospatial information technology for companies around the world. Geospatial Resource Management (GRM GRM Gross Rent Multiplier
GRM Geospatial Resource Management (GIS, mapping)
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GRM General Relationship Model
GRM Gregg Reference Manual
GRM Gross Refining Margin
GRM Global Request Manager
) for electric, gas, pipeline, and water and Geospatial Operations Support Systems (G/OSS) for communications companies provide advanced integrated solutions to improve efficiency and lower the costs of operating an organization's facility network. Intergraph's legacy FRAMME, and FRAMME Web View and Field View solutions are in production at hundreds of customer sites around the world. Dedicated to streamlining the entire workflow, Intergraph also offers inside plant management solutions and the InService suite of products, addressing outage management, workforce management, crew dispatch, and mobile data needs.

Intergraph Corporation is a worldwide provider of end-to-end technical solutions and systems integration. Intergraph's vertically focused business units develop, market, and support software and services for local and national governments, and for global industries, including process and power, utilities, communications, mapping/GIS, earth imaging, and public safety. Headquartered in Huntsville, Ala., with offices worldwide, Intergraph is located on the Web at

Intergraph common stock trades on The NASDAQ Stock Market Nasdaq stock market

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 under the symbol: INGR.

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