Telus Communications Co. reported an addition of 50,000 new TV customers in its third-quarter results Friday. The announcement brings the company's total subscribers to its IPTV service Optik TV to 453,000, Telus said, an increase of 70 per cent from a year ago. The company said in a release that it added 22,000 new high-speed Internet subscribers during the quarter, “which together with Optik TV growth drove wireline data revenue growth of nearly 15 per cent.” The company also added 133,000 postpaid wireless customers in the quarter as smartphone adoption accelerated and triggered a 53 per cent ($153 million) increase in wireless data revenues during the quarter, which reached $444 million. Data average revenue per wireless user increased by $6.37 or 44 per cent to $20.90, also driven by an accelerated adoption of smartphones and related data plans, mobile Internet devices and tablets, and higher roaming revenues, the company said. Telus added that it supports the CRTC's new vertical integration decision, which “should protect consumer choice, ensure competition in the TV distribution market and make sure that new entrants like TELUS' Optik TV can continue to access content in line with our desire to deliver that content on any device our customers choose.” The company added that it has closed a deal for a new, five-year $2 billion bank credit facility to provide Telus continued access to low-interest commercial paper financing. The financing involves 15 North American and five major Canadian banks, the company said.