TELUS Signs LTE agreement with Huawei Technologies with Prime Minister Harper in Attendance
Feb 09, 2012, 05:00 ET
Huawei to provide LTE RAN equipment to leading communications provider
BEIJING, China, Feb. 9, 2012 /CNW/ - At a signing ceremony this morning with Prime Minister Stephen Harper and TELUS officials in attendance, Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, announced it will be providing LTE RAN (radio access network) equipment to TELUS for its LTE wireless network across Canada.
"Huawei has become a strong business ally for TELUS throughout the years, and we are very pleased to extend our relationship as we rollout our LTE network across Canada," said Eros Spadotto, TELUS executive vice-president of Technology Strategy and Operations. "This initiative is the latest technology evolution in the wireless network upgrade path made possible by our 4G wireless network launch in 2009, in which Huawei played an important role."
TELUS' LTE network will enable customers to enjoy even faster speeds when they want to be entertained on-the-go, stay connected with family and friends, visit their favourite social media sites, engage with business contacts wherever they are, and access healthcare applications.
"We are excited to be working with TELUS as they rollout their LTE network across Canada. This new network will be fully optimized to meet world-leading KPIs by Huawei's local teams," said Sean Yang, President of Huawei Canada. "With our leading position in LTE deployments around the world, we are confident that we will provide TELUS and its customers with a superior network experience that is faster and more seamless."
TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $10.3 billion of annual revenue and 12.6 million customer connections including 7.2 million wireless subscribers, 3.6 million wireline network access lines, 1.3 million Internet subscribers and more than 450,000 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 have contributed $265 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 4.2 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Eleven 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.
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