MTS Allstream reported Thursday that its bundled customers in Manitoba rose by 10.2 per cent during the third quarter. "MTS in Manitoba produced another quarter of solid operating results. The total number of customers using our innovative bundled services was up by more than 10%, including strong growth in the number of customers using our four or five product bundles,” Pierre Blouin, CEO of MTS, said in a release announcing the company’s quarterly results ending Sept. 30. The company offers Internet, phone, and digital television services, and is building out a wireless network. MTS said it continues to make progress on its HSPA network build out with Rogers Communications Inc. and the company now moving into a technical test phase. The company said it expects to fully launch its HSPA wireless services in the first quarter of 2011. "We are undergoing detailed testing of both the HSPA network and related systems and with that in mind, it makes sense to launch HSPA early in the new year when activity in our customer service channels is typically lower,” Kelvin Shepherd, president of MTS, said in a statement. Allstream added that during the quarter it continued its program to target business customers for Internet services, winning 38 new IP contracts during the quarter and, as of Sept. 30, bringing the total number of business IP contracts to 87.