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The Telus Communications Company
Founded1999 with the merger of
Telus (Alberta) and BC Tel
HeadquartersBurnaby, British Columbia
Key people
Darren Entwistle, President and CEO
RevenueC$9.074 billion
C$1.974 billion
C$1.257 billion
Number of employees
39,000 (2007)

Telus (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a Canadian company that provides phone, internet, television, and cellular phone service. They are a very large company, one of the largest telecommunication companies in Canada. Telus logo is stylized as TELUS. Telus' head office is in Burnaby, British Columbia.

History[change | change source]

Telus was made from a merger of BCTel, the main phone company in British Columbia and Alberta Government Telephones, better known as AGT. AGT was owned by the government of Alberta. AGT wanted to separate from the government and formed a company called Telus in 1990.[1][2] After that, they combined with BCTel to form the current Telus company in 1999.[3] That remaining Telus company purchased Clearnet Communications, a cell phone company. Clearnet gave them the current style of their advertising, including the slogan «The future is friendly». Telus uses colorful animals to advertise their services. In 2019, Telus announced acquisition of ADT Inc.[4][5]

Services[change | change source]

Telus has cell phone, internet, phone and telephone services. They have a CDMA network for most of their cell phones, but on November 5th, 2009, they started up a new HSPA network, similar to Rogers cell phone network. They have started this with Bell. It allows a very large selection of cell phones.[6]

They have television and internet service based on ADSL service.[7] Telus is the major landline telephone service provider for British Columbia and Alberta.[8]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Alberta Government Telephones (AGT)". Archived from the original on 2010-12-08. Retrieved 2022-05-03.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  2. Wilson, Kevin G. (2000). Deregulating Telecommunications: U.S. and Canadian Telecommunications, 1840-1997. Rowman & Littlefield. ISBN 978-0-8476-9825-7.
  3. "Hunter, Jennifer, "BC Telecom/Telus Merger". Archived from the original on 2007-08-10. Retrieved 2022-05-03.
  4. "Telco Telus to Buy ADT's Canada Unit for $527 Million". 2019-10-01. Retrieved 2022-05-03.
  5. "Telus to acquire ADT Canada assets for C$700 million". Reuters. 2019-10-01. Retrieved 2022-05-03.
  6. "Telus to acquire ADT Canada assets for CA$700 million". Reuters. 2019-10-01. Retrieved 2019-10-01.
  7. Unfair use of spectrum across the spectrum: local ISP Archived 2020-09-05 at the Wayback Machine, The Review Newspaper
  8. Balji, Divya (October 2019). "Telco Operator Telus Buys ADT's Canadian Unit for $527 Million". Retrieved 2019-10-01.

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