Research shows Canadian businesses are ready to adopt the next wave of wireless technology



    TELUS launches online assessment tool to help businesses get more out of
    their wireless technology investment

    TORONTO, Sept. 4 /CNW/ - Research from TELUS and IDC Canada shows
Canadian business is on the cusp of a new wave of adoption in wireless
business technology as firms move beyond the basics of mobile email and web
access. More than 90 per cent(*) of Canadian firms now have mobile email and web
access and IDC Canada reports that businesses will make changes in the coming
year that improve business performance such as replacing paper forms with
wireless solutions.
    To help address this anticipated shift in the market, TELUS is launching
a new strategic online assessment tool, the TELUS Online Wireless Solutions
Roadmap. The online tool is designed to help businesses measure their own
performance in relation to their peers and competitively evaluate their plans
for strategic wireless investments that are designed to drive business
performance.
    "Canadian business clearly sees the value in integrated mobile solutions
but has struggled with a gap in its ability to access those benefits," said
Jim Senko, TELUS vice-president, mobility solutions. "TELUS has developed an
online assessment tool that will help address this gap by allowing individual
businesses to compare the anticipated value of their wireless investment plans
against the results of their peers and competitors in the marketplace."
    As wireless connectivity becomes common place, IDC reports leading
companies are increasingly turning to more integrated wireless business
applications to drive competitive business advantage with improved
productivity, service and revenue. But in 2006, an IDC study revealed that
only 36 per cent of Canadian businesses have a wireless business strategy in
place as part of their business plans.
    "Our research projects show that Canadian businesses see enormous
potential in expanding their wireless solutions and integrating them with
their ongoing business operations," said Tony Olvet of IDC Canada. "However
the absence of a strategic business plan for implementing integrated wireless
business solutions is preventing them from accessing the benefits they see
available."
    The TELUS Online Wireless Solutions Roadmap can be accessed at
telus.com/wirelessroadmap.

    
    (*) Methodology: 2007 survey of 683 Canadian companies with access to the
        web. This research is considered accurate within 4.4 percentage
        points, 19 times out of 20.
    

    About TELUS

    TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE:   TU) is a leading national telecommunications
company in Canada, with $8.9 billion of annual revenue and 10.9 million
customer connections including 5.3 million wireless subscribers, 4.5 million
wireline network access lines and 1.1 million Internet subscribers. TELUS
provides a wide range of communications products and services including data,
Internet protocol (IP), voice, entertainment and video. Committed to being
Canada's premier corporate citizen, we give where we live. Since 2000, TELUS
and our team members have contributed more than $91 million to charitable and
non-profit organizations and volunteered more than 1.7 million hours of
service to local communities. Eight TELUS Community Boards across Canada lead
our local philanthropic initiatives. For more information about TELUS, please
visit telus.com.





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For further information: For media inquiries, please contact: Allison
Vale, TELUS Media Relations, (416) 629-6425, Allison.Vale@telus.com

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