TELUS Corporation, a telecommunications company, provides a range of telecommunications services and products, including wireless, data, Internet protocol, voice, and television in Canada. The company’s wireless and wireline businesses are integrated to utilize the convergence of technologies to provide integrated solutions. Its wireline and wireless businesses are primarily operated through TELUS Communications Company. In 2013, the company had approximately 13.3 million subscriber connections. This included 7.8 million wireless subscribers, 3.3 million wireline network access lines, 1.4 million Internet subscribers and 815,000 TV subscribers. The company offers prepaid services to the Koodo brand to complement existing Koodo postpaid offerings. In 2013, it extended a contract to provide connectivity services to a major power supplier in Alberta. The company offers various applications, including the free Optik Smart Remote app that Optik TV customers could download to their mobile phones or tablets and which allows customers to navigate the interactive program guide on the mobile device without interrupting the show they are watching on the TV; Multi-View on Optik TV, which allows customers to watch approximately four channels at once on the same screen; The Weather Network app on Optik TV, which allows users to check weather at any time; capability to control both live and recorded TV with hand gestures and voice commands with the addition of an Xbox 360 Kinect sensor for its customers who use an Xbox 360 as their set-top box; and a free Twitter app that provides access to Twitter features and content while watching Optik TV. The company offers TELUS Managed Mobility Services powered by Vox Mobile — a service offering that manages an enterprise’s mobile infrastructure and devices from procurement to payment and utilizes the improving trend among businesses to adopt ‘bring your own device’ policies for their employees. TELUS Managed Mobility Services offer enterprises a series of six individual, yet integrated, service modules that provide a service option for managing wireless devices from multiple carriers on multiple platforms. In September 2013, the company began offering LTE wireless products and services in Northern Canada with launches in Whitehorse, Yukon and Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. In 2013, the company launched TELUS Link its next generation of push-to-talk (PTT) service over its 4G LTE and HSPA networks and Wi-Fi. TELUS Link provides direct-connect, instant voice communication with an individual or a team, as well as standard wireless voice and data service, enabling members of a work team to connect in less than one second. Customers can also roam in the U.S. and around the world with enhanced PTT over Wi-Fi. TELUS Link is Canada’s only PTT service over Wi-Fi and is a natural evolution of Mike service, which the company’s operate on its iDEN network. Strategy The company’s strategic intent is to unleash the power of the Internet to deliver the best solutions to Canadians at home, in the workplace and on the move. Its strategy for growth is to focus on its core telecommunications business in Canada supported by its international contact centre and outsourcing capabilities. Regulation Radiocommunications authorizations and spectrum licences The company holds radiocommunication spectrum licences and authorizations for various wireless services and applications, both mobile and fixed, including for 1.9 GHz personal communications services (PCS) spectrum throughout Canada, 800 MHz SMR/ESMR spectrum in all of the major Canadian markets, and 25 MHz of cellular 800 MHz spectrum in Alberta, B.C. and Eastern Quebec. The company holds various radio spectrum licences in the 2.3 GHz, 3.5 GHz and 24/38 GHz bands throughout Canada, as well as other spectrum licences used for the provision of paging and other miscellaneous wireless services. Broadcasting Services The company holds Class 1 Regional broadcasting distribution licenses to serve areas in each of British Columbia, Alberta and Quebec. It also holds a national licence to operate a video-on-demand programming service. History The company was founded in 1993. It was incorporated under the Company Act (British Columbia) in 1998 under the name BCT.TELUS Communications Inc. In 2000, the company changed its name to TELUS Corporation.
telus corp (TU:New York)
555 Robson Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 3K9
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