TELUS' full suite of IP-based services to modernize city's
MONTREAL, Feb. 1 /CNW/ - TELUS today announced a new partnership with
Ville de Montréal in which TELUS will provide and manage Internet Protocol
(IP) based voice and data services for the city's more than 300 administrative
offices across the island. The contract is valued at $87 million over ten
"Today, Ville de Montréal has placed their trust in TELUS to upgrade
their communications services to our state-of-the-art IP technology," said
Karen Radford, president of TELUS Québec. "We are honored to have been
selected as the Ville de Montréal's primary telecommunications partner. TELUS'
4,500 team members in Quebec are eager to bring the benefits of our solutions
to the city's extensive operations."
In July, 2007, Ville de Montréal requested proposals from
telecommunications providers for modernizing the city's communications
infrastructure. Objectives for the project included simplifying communications
management processes, containing costs, and enabling future applications.
TELUS will provide managed telecommunications services including voice,
data, and IP solutions to the Ville de Montréal. The advanced
telecommunications framework supports the city's goals of accessing a
cost-effective infrastructure that meets their current requirements and, at
the same time, provides a secure IP backbone for new services and solutions.
TELUS was the first to bring a national IP network to Canada, setting a
North American industry standard. Migration from the city's previous
technology to TELUS' centralized IP-based communications platform will begin
in the fall of 2008.
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
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