Telus Communications Co. reported a fourth quarter revenue of $2.7 billion on Friday. In a release, the company said the number is up by five per cent from the same period in 2010. Telus attributed the growth to a 6.5 per cent increase in wireless revenue and a four per cent increase in wireline revenue, both driven by strong data growth. Telus said it added 148,000 postpaid wireless customers in 2011’s fourth quarter. The acceleration of smartphone adoption caused wireless data revenue to increase by 43 per cent in the fourth quarter, the company added. “This increase more than offset declining wireless voice revenues, resulting in wireless average revenue per unit (ARPU) growth of one per cent—the fifth consecutive quarter of year-over-year growth,” a release said. Telus said it added 56,000 wireline TV customers in the fourth quarter, bringing its total subscriber base to 509,000. The Optik TV additions and 24,000 new high-speed Internet subscribers in the fourth quarter helped drive a wireline data revenue growth of 15 per cent, Telus said. "Telus' fourth quarter and full year 2011 results reflect the success of our strategy of investing in our broadband technology and client experience across our wireless, TV and high-speed Internet services,” Darren Entwistle, president and CEO of Telus, said in a release. “As a result of this strategy, we substantially increased new customer connections in 2011 by 26 per cent to 475,000 additions.” Telus surpassed the $10 billion revenue mark, expanding its net income by 15.5 per cent in the quarter to reach $1.2 billion, the company said. The company also launched voice and gesture control version of Optik TV this month, and extended its Optik service onto mobile, allowing its customers to watch TV on their smartphones and tablets.