TELUS Corp. history, profile and history video

     TELUS Corp. is a telecommunications company in Canada. It is engaged in the business of providing communications products and services, which include data, Internet protocol, voice, entertainment and video. The company operates through its business through two segments: Wireline and Wireless. The Wireless segment includes digital personal communications services, equipment sales and wireless Internet services. The Wireline segment includes voice local, voice long distance, data and other telecommunications services excluding wireless. TELUS was founded on October 26, 1998 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

    “Telus History

    For more than 100 years, TELUS has been delivering innovative telecommunications solutions to Canadians. Our dedication to improving the lives of Canadians has helped us spread our roots from British Columbia and Alberta to become the country’s second largest telecommunications company.

    Today, TELUS is unleashing the power of the Internet to deliver the best solutions to Canadians at home, in the workplace and on the move. We provide a wide range of communications products and services including data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, wireless, entertainment and video.

    Company history

    We’ve served Canadians for the better part of a century. Some proud milestones along the way include:


    TELUS launches 4G LTE wireless network

    February 9, 2012

    TELUS 4G LTE wireless service goes live in 14 metropolitan areas across Canada

    Optik TV is the first service in the world to offer customers the ability to control both live and recorded TV using hand gestures and voice commands

    February 7, 2012

    Two new innovations from TELUS – Optik TV for Xbox 360

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    TELUS becomes the first Canadian TV service provider to offer a Facebook application on its TV platform

    March 10, 2011

    Status Update: TELUS customers first to stay connected from the living room with Facebook on Optik TV

    TELUS launches 4G+ wireless network

    February 8, 2011

    TELUS shifts into fourth gear: 4G wireless network will offer download speeds of up to 42 Mbps


    TELUS Health Space is first platform in Canada to achieve Canada Health Infoway pre-implementation certification

    May 31, 2010

    TELUS technology opens the way for Canadians to manage their personal healthcare records electronically

    TELUS named most outstanding philanthropic corporation globally for 2010.

    January 26 2010

    TELUS named most outstanding philanthropic corporation with global award


    TELUS launches 3G+ wireless network.

    October 26, 2009

    TELUS to launch Canada’s largest 3G+ network on November 5 

    TELUS acquires Black’s Photography.

    September 8, 2009

    TELUS announces acquisition of Black’s


    TELUS completes acquisition of Emergis.

    January 17, 2008

    TELUS announces successful acquisition of Emergis


    TELUS acquires Emergis.

    November 29, 2007

    TELUS acquisition of Emergis creates leading electronic health care solutions provider


    TELUS acquires Assurent Secure Technologies.

    April 10, 2006

    TELUS acquires leading Canadian provider of IT security services, Assurent Secure Technologies

    TELUS completes the restructuring of TELUS Communications and TELUS Mobility.

    March 1, 2006

    TELUS wireline and wireless subsidiaries complete asset transfer


    TELUS integrates its wireline and wireless segments of the business – TELUS Communications and TELUS Mobility – into one operating structure.

    November 24, 2005

    TELUS announces merger of TELUS Mobility and TELUS Communications


    TELUS acquires ADCOM, Inc.

    November 16, 2004

    TELUS to acquire Canada’s largest videoconferencing provider ADCOM


    TELUS acquires Arqana Technologies Inc.

    July 10, 2001

    Arqana Technologies acquisition completes with former CEO leading new TELUS business unit TELUS also assumes full ownership of TELUS Québec 

    May 31, 2001

    TELUS to acquire Ontario IT infrastructure company Arqana Technologies Inc.

    TELUS acquires Daedalian Solutions Inc.

    June 22, 2001

    TELUS succeeds in offer to acquire Daedalian eSolutions Inc.

    May 10, 2001

    TELUS to acquire Toronto Internet services company

    TELUS completes purchase of PSINet’s Canadian operations and facilities.

    October 12, 2001

    TELUS completes purchase of PSINet Canada

    August 16, 2001

    TELUS purchase of PSINet Canada to proceed to court approval

    June , 2001

    TELUS and PSINet sign US$77 million agreement for the purchase and sale of PSINet’s Canadian operations

    June 1, 2001

    TELUS signs letter of intent to acquire Canadian operations of Internet services and network provider, PSINet

    TELUS completes the acquisition of QuebecTel, which began in March 2000.

    August 15, 2001

    TELUS Québec transaction completed

    July 26, 2001

    TELUS Québec buys AXXENT’s assets in Québec

    July 10, 2001

    Arqana Technologies acquisition completes with former CEO leading new TELUS business unit TELUS also assumes full ownership of TELUS Québec

    May 31, 2000

    QuébecTel’s shareholders approve TELUS deal

    March 31, 2000

    TELUS, QuébecTel unite to form major national telecom player

    TELUS acquires Columbus Group.

    March 27, 2001

    TELUS acquires national data network integration company and a Web hosting and design firm

    TELUS acquires Northwest Digital (NWD) Systems Inc.

    January 8, 2001

    TELUS data and Internet capabilities enhanced with acquisition of Calgary-based Company


    TELUS acquires wireless company Clearnet.

    October 25, 2000

    TELUS and Clearnet announce final proration number

    October 20, 2000

    TELUS and Clearnet create Canada’s largest wireless company

    October 19, 2000

    TELUS anticipates it will be in a position to acquire Clearnet shares

    October 17, 2000

    TELUS gearing up for closing of Clearnet acquisition

    September 20, 2000

    TELUS-Clearnet deal milestones met

    August 21, 2000

    TELUS and Clearnet to create Canada’s largest wireless company

    TELUS acquires CAG-TAMS Inc.

    June 21, 2000

    TELUS acquires market-leading bill integration firm


    TELUS Corporation and BC TELECOM announce a proposed merger. This is the first step toward creating a leading national telecommunications company.


    TELUS given approval by the CRTC to commence multimedia service trials in Edmonton and Calgary.


    Canada’s first Internet Yellow Pages™ service launched —


    The TELUS “master brand” introduced, bringing products and companies under one unified identity. The ED TEL and AGT brands are retired.


    Consumer Internet service is launched.


    TELUS acquired ED TEL from the City of Edmonton for $467 million.


    Long distance telephone competition commenced in Alberta.


    North America’s first digital cellular network launched.


    The Province of Alberta sold its remaining ownership interest in TELUS for $870 million.


    Edmonton Telephones Corporation (ED TEL) established as an arms-length subsidiary company of the City of Edmonton.


    TELUS Corporation established, following the reorganization of the Alberta Government Telephones Commission, becoming the parent company of AGT. The sale of TELUS shares marked the largest initial public offering in Canadian history up to this time, raising $896 million.


    Conventional competitive cellular phone service launched in Alberta.


    Canada’s first cellular telephone system introduced to serve Alberta resource industries.


    Canada’s first digital switching units incorporated in parts of the network.


    The world’s then largest “Centrex” system installed for the Government of Alberta.


    The first “911” system in Canada introduced.


    The first touch-tone service in western Canada introduced.


    The Alberta Government Telephones Commission was established, ending direct government management of the provincial system.


    The first long distance call between Alberta and overseas.


    Automatic telephone equipment introduced.


    The Province of Alberta commenced operation of the provincial phone system after acquiring the Alberta assets of the Bell Telephone Company.


    The City of Edmonton purchased the Edmonton District Telephone Company


    The first long distance call, between Edmonton and Battleford, Saskatchewan.


    Alberta’s first telephone call, between Fort Edmonton and the St. Albert mission.”

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