Report highlights Canada's superior technology delivering better
coverage, speed and overall client experience
VANCOUVER, July 11, 2013 /CNW/ - Today's OECD report on global wireless pricing once again confirms that
Canadian wireless pricing is extremely competitive internationally and
that Canadians have access to some of the best wireless networks in the
world, thanks to enormous investment by TELUS and its competitors.
"When you consider that Canada's wireless subscribers, spread out over
our vast and challenging geography, pay about the same prices as people
in much more densely populated countries and yet have access to more
national LTE networks than people in any other country - it really is
remarkable," said Darren Entwistle, TELUS President & CEO. "TELUS alone
has invested $100 billion in Canada since 2000 to make that a reality."
"A notable fact highlighted by this report is that Canadian
telecommunications carriers invest more in technology and
infrastructure than those just about anywhere else in the world," said
Entwistle. "Indeed, Canada's investment in advanced technology is
almost double the average for developed countries. I am tremendously
proud of our Canadian talent that has expertly deployed this
world-leading technology for the benefit of all Canadians."
"Report after report says the same thing - Canadians are heavy users of
wireless services, our networks are amongst the very best in the world,
device subsidies are generous, network investment is high, smartphone
usage is world-leading, and pricing is extremely competitive," said
Entwistle. "It all adds up to Canadians getting good value from their
"Importantly, both the OECD report and the Wall Report issued earlier
this month emphatically prove Canada has more competitive prices than
the U.S. - the Wall Report finding U.S. prices average 43 per cent
higher than Canadian prices, the OECD that US prices are about six per
cent higher in the most relevant usage basket," he continued.
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), an
inter-governmental organization, publishes its report on communications
infrastructure and services in its 34 member countries every second
year. This year's report, the OECD Communications Outlook 2013, can be downloaded from the OECD website here: http://www.oecd.org/internet/broadband/communications-outlook.htm.
TELUS (TSX: T, NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications
company in Canada, with $11 billion of annual revenue and 13.2 million
customer connections, including 7.7 million wireless subscribers,
3.4 million wireline network access lines, 1.4 million Internet
subscribers and 712,000 TELUS TV customers. Led since 2000 by President
and CEO, Darren Entwistle, TELUS provides a wide range of
communications products and services, including wireless, data,
Internet protocol (IP), voice, television, entertainment and video.
In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team
members and retirees have contributed more than $300 million to
charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 4.8 million
hours of service to local communities since 2000. Fourteen TELUS
Community Boards 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
For more information about TELUS, please visit telus.com.
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