TELUS responds to announcement of rules for Advanced Wireless Spectrum auction

    OTTAWA, Nov. 28 /CNW/ - TELUS today issued the following comments from
Janet Yale, executive vice-president, TELUS Corporate Affairs in response to
the Industry Canada announcement of the rules for the upcoming Advanced
Wireless Spectrum (AWS) auction.

    "TELUS is deeply disappointed with the Government's decision on the rules
    for the upcoming AWS auction. It is inconsistent with this Government's
    stated policy of relying on market forces to deliver benefits to Canadian
    consumers. It also rewards companies that have both the resources and the
    motivation to bid openly for new available spectrum. As a consequence,
    Canadian taxpayers will receive less than full market value for the new

    TELUS advocated a policy that would encourage maximum competition and
    reward those companies who invested in the future. We believe that would
    have been better for consumers, better for industry and better for

    About TELUS

    TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE:   TU) is a leading national telecommunications
company in Canada, with $9.0 billion of annual revenue and 11.0 million
customer connections including 5.4 million wireless subscribers, 4.4 million
wireline network access lines and 1.2 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

For further information:

For further information: media may contact: Shawn Hall, TELUS Media
Relations, (604) 619-7913,

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