Chartrand did say, however, that the MNS was asking for money the MNC does not have.
Phillip Chartier, an MNS area director from northwest Saskatchewan, spoke in the absence of Roth, and called the vote against Saskatchewan a legal maneuver that demonstrated no real interest in building a true national governing body for the Metis.
The announcement of these new applications from the MNS Alliance comes at a time when 57 percent of companies report increasing difficulty in managing telecommunications and data communications, citing systems integration and incorporating new technologies as critical needs.
In addition, two-thirds (64 percent) of the companies in the study reported that they view purchasing all services, equipment, management and monitoring of their networks from a single vendor - such as the MNS Alliance - of value.
AT&T's MNS customers are supported by more than 1,000 networking professionals dedicated solely to managing their networks.
MNS allows companies to have flexible strategic control over their networks -- from complete outsourcing to selective out-tasking.
In MacIntosh, Gordon said, MNS is gaining an individual who is well-established in the India telecommunications market and who is comfortable living in the country.
His initial MNS duties include staff recruitment and business responsibility in the region, comprising Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan and the Maldives, reporting to Chris Brown, MNS' vice president-international sales.
California Microwave's MNS
division designs and manufactures microwave radio systems for cellular personal communications services (PCS), and public and private communications networks.