MTS Allstream Inc. reported lower first quarter revenues due to declines in its legacy Internet, business phone and wireless wholesale businesses, the company said. In a quarterly earnings statement Wednesday, MTS Allstream said revenues in the three-month period that ended March 31 were $406.7 million, down 6.5 per cent from $435.1 million during the same period a year earlier “due to legacy declines.” Those declines, the company said, includes a $14.1 million in “planned reductions” at its Allstream Inc. subsidiary, and $4.8 million less in wireless wholesale revenues as other carriers moved their customers from the company’s CDMA wireless network to their own HSPA networks. Those losses were partly offset by growth across the company’s “strategic lines of business,” MTS said, which include its wireless and broadband networks across Manitoba and an inter-provincial fibre network run by Allstream. “Revenues from strategic lines of business increased by 1.2% over Q1 2012, on the strength of increased ARPU and subscriber growth across these lines of business,” the company said. MTS said wireless revenues reached $91.5 million in the quarter, up 1.9 per cent over $89.8 million in the same period a year earlier. That increase was powered by a 26.5 per cent growth in wireless subscriber data revenues, MTS said, and would have been higher if not for lower revenues from the company’s wholesale wireless service. MTS said it had 493,216 wireless subscribers as of March 31, up one per cent from 488,571 at the same time a year earlier. First quarter Internet revenues rose 4.9 per cent from the same period of 2012, to $27.8 million. MTS said revenues from its IPTV service rose 2.6 per cent from a year earlier, reaching $19.9 million.