Atlantic Canadians can now enjoy some of the best wireless devices on
Canada's fastest coast-to-coast 4G network*
HALIFAX, Sept. 15, 2011 /CNW/ - TELUS today announced it has upgraded
its wireless network to HSPA+ dual cell in Atlantic Canada and is now
offering faster wireless internet speeds in Moncton, New Brunswick;
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island; Halifax, Nova Scotia; St. John's,
Newfoundland, and more.
TELUS' HSPA+ dual cell network now online in Atlantic Canada offers
manufacturer's rated peak wireless internet download speeds of up to 42
megabits per second with an expected average of 7-14 megabits per
second** and is now available to 70 per cent of Canadians
This year alone, TELUS is investing approximately $1.8 billion in Canada
to further expand and enhance its broadband networks including its 4G
wireless services for consumers, businesses and healthcare providers
everywhere, including in Atlantic Canada.
"We are investing hundreds of millions of dollars year after year to
bring the most advanced network technologies to our customers across
Canada," said Brent Johnston, vice-president of mobility solutions at
TELUS. "Our investment this year will enable Atlantic Canada consumers
and businesses to enjoy TELUS' latest and greatest devices, such as the
new Samsung Galaxy 10.1 tablet, on Canada's fastest coast-to-coast 4G
network, with exceptional speeds and reliability."
TELUS is committed to offering a transparent, fair and reliable customer
experience by continuing to make friendly changes to services and rate
plans. TELUS has launched a series of Clear and Simple initiatives
including Clear Choice rate plans with no system access and carrier 911
fees, free SMS data usage notifications, device unlocking services,
international roaming rates that have been reduced by up to 60 per cent
and are available without a complex travel pass, and redefined device
ownership terms that make it easy to upgrade to the latest and greatest
For more information about TELUS products and services and 4G coverage
in Atlantic Canada, please visit www.telusmobility.com/4G.
*Based on TELUS' tests of data throughput speeds in large Canadian urban
centres available from national HSPA+ service providers.
**Speed may vary due to the device being used, network congestion,
distance from the cell site, local conditions and other factors.
TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications
company in Canada, with $10.1 billion of annual revenue and 12.4
million customer connections including 7.1 million wireless
subscribers, 3.7 million wireline network access lines and 1.2 million
Internet subscribers and more than 400,000 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.
SOURCE TELUS Corporation
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