TELUS secures 5 year extension of Government of Ontario contract to manage province-wide telecommunications network

Next generation IP technology enables flexible, efficient and innovative public services

TORONTO, May 13 /CNW/ - TELUS today announced it has entered into a five-year extension of its original 2006 Government of Ontario's Ministry of Government Services contract to provide, manage and supply its portfolio of telecommunications, voice and data services, including IT security, for the entire network of the Government of Ontario.

"TELUS is honoured to extend our relationship with the Government of Ontario and support the innovative delivery of public services," said Joe Natale, Chief Commercial Officer, TELUS. "TELUS was the first to bring a national internet-protocol network to Canada, and the Ontario government has leveraged this state-of-the-art technology to provide highly secure, cost-effective, leading edge network services across the province."

TELUS will continue to provide the Government of Ontario with fully managed services including all network components and a superior IT security solution suite that recognizes the importance of information security to the public sector and to the citizens of Ontario.

TELUS has more than 7,800 team members in Ontario and since 2000 has invested $20 billion in technology and operations in the province. In that time, TELUS and its employees have also contributed $33 million and volunteered 194,000 hours of service to a variety of charities, organizations and local partnerships in Ontario.

About TELUS
TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $9.9 billion of annual revenue and 12.3 million customer connections including 7 million wireless subscribers, 3.7 million wireline network access lines and 1.2 million Internet subscribers and more than 350,000 TELUS TV customers. Led since 2000 by President and CEO, Darren Entwistle, TELUS provides a wide range of communications products and services including data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, entertainment and video.

In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team members and retirees will, by year-end 2011, have contributed $245 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 4.1 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Ten TELUS Community Boards across Canada lead TELUS' local philanthropic initiatives. TELUS was honoured to be named the most outstanding philanthropic corporation globally for 2010 by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, becoming the first Canadian company to receive this prestigious international recognition.

For more information about TELUS, please visit telus.com. To learn more about TELUS' commitment to the community, please visit TELUS.com/community.

SOURCE TELUS Corporation

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For media inquiries, please contact:
AJ Gratton
TELUS Media Relations
(416) 320-0364
AJ.Gratton@telus.com

 

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