MTS Allstream is undertaking a major expansion of its IPTV services in Manitoba, using broadband gateways supplied by San Jose CA-based 2Wire Inc. The expansion is part of MTS's long-term broadband evolution strategy to bring television, Internet, phone, and home security and automation together on one simple platform. The expansion is already underway with a rollout in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. Additional rollouts in the cities of Winnipeg and Brandon are planned for 2009. "Our residential customers expect advanced broadband and TV services to be delivered reliably and seamlessly," Kelvin Shepherd, president, consumer markets division, MTS Allstream said in a statement. "2Wire and its proven, high-quality HomePortal intelligent gateways are a critical part of our plans to extend functional and geographical coverage for our broadband and TV services." 2Wire’s HomePortal 3800HGV is a full TR-069 standard compliant intelligent gateway, optimized for delivering advanced voice, data, and video services to the home.