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Telus Health buys LifeWorks in $2.3B deal, analysts upbeat

telecom | 06/16/2022 4:02 pm EDT

Telus Corp. announced Thursday it is purchasing digital health company LifeWorks Inc. for approximately $2.3 billion.  That works out to $33 per share. The acquisition will be merged into the telecom’s health division. “Customers will benefit from our team’s...

Telus winding down copper network as it releases Q3 results

Media | 11/05/2021 3:41 pm EDT

Telus Corp. expects to have its legacy copper network out of commission within the next year to 18 months.  At a third quarter earnings call with analysts, Tony Geheran, executive vice-president and chief customer officer, said about 12 per cent of the company’s...

Telus acquires AI company for $1.2B ahead of IPO for Telus International

telecom | 11/06/2020 6:34 pm EST

The $1.2-billion acquisition of Lionbridge AI by Telus Corp. will "help accelerate the digital transformation and strategic growth journey of Telus International," CEO Darren Entwistle said on a...

Telus releases its layoff-authorizing board resolution publicly

telecom | 06/29/2020 5:36 pm EDT

In order to continue paying dividends to the company's shareholders —...

Either disclose or withdraw MVNO layoff threat, CRTC tells Telus

telecom | 06/22/2020 6:10 pm EDT

The CRTC is asking Telus Corp. to publicly release a resolution from the...

Investment cut threats over MVNOs not ‘just theater’: Telus

telecom | 02/20/2020 6:30 pm EST

GATINEAU, Que. — Toward the tail end of nearly three hours of testimony...

Telus confirms it will use Huawei in ‘initial module’ of 5G rollout

telecom | 02/13/2020 8:29 pm EST

Telus Corp. will be using Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. equipment in its initial 5G launch, the company said following a day in which the company’s CEO and CFO had seemingly...

Telus International to go public after $1.3B acquisition

telecom | 12/05/2019 2:04 pm EST

Telus Corp.’s outsourcing and call centre operation Telus International...

Telus subscriber adds offset slight ARPU pressure

telecom | 11/07/2019 5:39 pm EST

Despite the summer’s volatility in the wireless market, with a rush of new offerings in “unlimited”...

Telus warned gov’t of Huawei ban’s ‘far-reaching impacts’: secret docs

telecom | 08/27/2019 3:18 pm EDT

Telus Corp. told the federal government that prohibiting Huawei...

Telus begins separating ‘quality’ wireless subs in financial reports

telecom | 05/09/2019 6:46 pm EDT

One year after claiming it registers similar smartphone-specific new...

Analysts surprised by Bell’s lack of 600 MHz, incumbent spend

telecom | 04/11/2019 5:57 pm EDT

BCE Inc. walking away from the 600 MHz spectrum auction with no licences,...

Telus says it can manage a Huawei 5G ban after warning of costs, delay

telecom | 02/14/2019 10:58 am EST

The head of Telus Corp. says the company would be able to “adeptly”...

Financial hit of a Huawei 5G ban likely ‘non-material’ to Bell, Telus: Desjardins

telecom | 02/12/2019 4:18 pm EST

If the Canadian government eventually decides to ban Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. from Canada’s 5G networks, the financial consequences suffered by Canada’s big telecom...

Telus posts wireline gains at expense of Shaw

telecom | 11/08/2018 5:51 pm EST

Telus Corp. ended its third quarter with 187,000 new customers, reporting growth that beat expectations...

Cultural sector reaches out to Rodriguez

Media | 09/19/2018 6:12 pm EDT

Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez has met with creative groups in his first registered lobby communications since being sworn into the Liberal cabinet three months ago and taking over an often-contentious portfolio. The communications were with the Fédération nationale...

Videotron planning moves on prepaid wireless: CEO

Media | 08/09/2018 5:52 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron will follow the incumbents’ lead and put in place initiatives to increase its stable of prepaid wireless customers, Videotron CEO Manon Brouillette indicated in a conference call with analysts...

Telus’ customer service strategy improving churn in wireline: CEO

telecom | 08/03/2018 4:01 pm EDT

The customer service strategy that Telus Corp. has been employing for over...

Cogeco hires lobbyist with wireless spectrum expertise

telecom | 07/03/2018 11:54 am EDT

Amir Bigloo, who has a history of successful spectrum purchases as CEO of...

Big Gig-spawned deals ‘artificially’ inflated churn for Telus

telecom | 05/10/2018 6:58 pm EDT

The holiday season caused a dramatic inflation of Telus Corp.’s defection...

Rogers, Bell add junk food bill concerns to lobby efforts

Media | 04/25/2018 2:54 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. and BCE Inc. have registered to lobby the government on proposed Senate legislation, now moving through the House, to quell the impact of junk food advertising on children, joining critics who lobbied heavily in March about the bill they say will...

Internet Society establishes lobby footing in Canada

Media | 03/27/2018 6:32 pm EDT

A decades-old organization that is pushing for a multilateral approach to decision-making on the future...

SWIFT takes fibre goals to the Hill

Media | 02/21/2018 5:57 pm EST

Over six years after it was established, a government-funded non-profit initiative seeking to deliver...

Bell, Telus report wireless sub gains from December promos

Media | 02/08/2018 6:27 pm EST

BCE Inc. and Telus Corp. both reported quarterly results for the three...

BPF registers to lobby amidst consumer group funding concerns

Media | 12/14/2017 2:25 pm EST

A few months after the emergence of a proposal asking the CRTC to shift...

Telus revenue, profit up 4 per cent each

telecom | 11/09/2017 7:52 pm EST

Telus Corp. reported revenue of $3.36 billion, up four per cent from the same quarter last year, in its third-quarter results released Thursday, while net income also increased 4.2 per cent to $370 million over that time....

Broadcast lobbying jumped ahead of Creative Canada release

Media | 10/24/2017 6:20 pm EDT

Creative organizations stepped up and added to a surge in lobbying activity...

Telus leads in end-of-summer lobbying activity

Media | 09/25/2017 5:31 pm EDT

Telus Corp. was far and away the busiest industry stakeholder when it came to...

Telus’ record low wireless churn difficult to sustain: CEO

telecom | 08/11/2017 4:20 pm EDT

Telus Corp. took some analysts by surprise when it reported postpaid...

Telus profits slide as wireless segment continues to impress

telecom | 02/09/2017 9:35 pm EST

Like clockwork, Telus Corp. joined its competitors in reporting higher wireless numbers in its fourth quarter of 2016, but decreased profits due to restructuring costs tugged on the reigns.  As has been the case for all major carriers, Telus continued strong industry-wide postpaid wireless gains by adding 87,000 net new postpaid subscribers in the quarter, up 40.3 per cent from in the same period last year for total wireless subscribers of 8.6 million (up 1.5 per cent), with 1 million prepaid subscribers. Rogers Communications Inc. reported 93,000 new postpaid...

Telus rolls out welcome mat to lead Dec. lobbying numbers

Media | 01/23/2017 9:28 pm EST

Telus Corp. led the telecom pack in December for government relations activity, according to the federal lobbyists’ registry, logging 14 monthly communication reports. In addition to...

Telus launches low-cost Internet program

telecom | 10/17/2016 9:35 pm EDT

Telus Corp. has launched a pilot program intended to make Internet service affordable for single-parent families on government assistance. The company said in a Friday press release the Telus Internet for Good...

Telus takes heat for backing carbon plan

telecom | 10/05/2016 8:52 pm EDT

Telus Corp. issued an apology Wednesday after a Tuesday night social media post linking the company to support for the federal government’s recently announced carbon-pricing plan generated backlash...

Telus reports higher revenues despite Alberta challenges

telecom | 08/05/2016 6:21 pm EDT

Telus Corp.’s revenues in the three months ended June 30 were up 1.5 per cent to $3.15 billion, compared to $3.1 billion a year earlier, the company reported Friday. It said in a...

MTS considered SaskTel merger, Telus and Rogers declined to bid

telecom | 06/02/2016 9:07 pm EDT

An information package for Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. shareholders sheds some light on the genesis of the proposed $3.9-billion acquisition of the company by BCE Inc., announced May 2. According to the 192-page document outlining various terms of the agreement in which shareholders could receive $40 cash per MTS share, it was a week-and-a-half-long process from offer to public announcement. But the real work started in on the first day of 2015 with the appointment of Jay Forbes as MTS CEO, who undertook a strategic review that was completed by early May. The review culminated in a new...

Telus aiming to make Vancouver ‘gigabit-enabled’

telecom | 10/02/2015 6:23 pm EDT

Telus Corp. said Friday it will invest $1 billion over the next five years to connect most homes and businesses in Vancouver to its fibre-optic network. It said in a press release that when the first neighbourhoods are fully connected early next year, home Internet speeds as fast as 150 Mbps will be available. It said...

Darren Entwistle as Telus CEO is ‘less complicated’: analyst

telecom | 08/10/2015 6:18 pm EDT

After a little more than one year on the job, Telus Corp. announced Monday that Joe Natale has stepped down as president and CEO, and has been replaced by Darren Entwistle, who was Natale's predecessor in this job and has been the company's executive chairman ever since the previous changeover. In a press release,...

Telus to expand fibre network in Edmonton

telecom | 06/22/2015 1:59 pm EDT

Telus Corp. said Friday it will be expanding its fibre-optic network in Edmonton to connect directly to more than 90 per cent of homes and businesses in the city over the next six years. The company said in a press release that...

Telus to invest $4 billion in B.C. through 2018

telecom | 04/15/2015 2:21 pm EDT

Telus Corp. said Wednesday it will spend $4 billion on infrastructure and facilities in its home province of British Columbia over the next four years, including $1 billion this year. The company said in a press release that the...

AWS-3 results provide Wind with ‘secure, clear roadmap for LTE’: Lacavera

telecom | 03/06/2015 2:18 pm EST

Wind Mobile will work to roll out LTE connections on its network by the end of 2016, as long as the technology to take advantage of the AWS-3 spectrum it picked up in this week’s auction is ready, Wind chairman Anthony Lacavera said Friday. The results of the March 3 auction were...

Lisa de Wilde to join Telus board

telecom | 12/04/2014 3:35 pm EST

Telus Corp. on Thursday said that Lisa de Wilde will join its board of directors on Feb. 1. De Wilde is currently CEO of Ontario public educational broadcaster TVO and chairwoman of the Toronto International Film Festival...

Telus lobbies PM Harper on health

Media | 11/19/2014 9:02 pm EST

Telus Corp. communicated with high-ranking members of the federal government in October, including Prime Minister Stephen Harper about the company’s health-care operations, according to the lobbying registry. The Oct. 2...

Telus to invest $1.1B in Ont. by 2016

telecom | 05/21/2014 7:38 pm EDT

Telus Corp. said Wednesday it will invest $1.1 billion in technology infrastructure in Ontario between now and 2016. It said in a press release that the money will go toward expanding its wireless network, bringing fibre-optic...

Telus to invest $2.8B in B.C. over 3 years

telecom | 05/05/2014 2:27 pm EDT

Telus Corp. said Monday it will invest $2.8 billion in infrastructure in British Columbia, much of it designed to improve Internet and wireless coverage across the province, between now and 2016. It said in a press release that it would spend $1.2 billion across the province in 2014 as part of the final year of a three-year plan launched in 2012 and would be spending another $1.6 billion in 2015 and 2016. "By the end of 2016, Telus' investment in operations, infrastructure and technology across B.C. since 2000 will exceed $40 billion," Telus CEO Darren Entwistle said in the...

Darren Entwistle leaves Telus ‘in good hands’

telecom | 03/31/2014 7:07 pm EDT

The man who led Telus Corp.’s evolution from a Western Canada-focused home-phone services provider to what one analyst called “arguably the most successful wireless carrier in North America” is stepping down as...

Telus expands LTE network in Ontario, New Brunswick

telecom | 03/25/2014 6:33 pm EDT

Telus Corp. said Tuesday it has extended its LTE network to new communities in Ontario and New Brunswick. It said in separate news releases that customers in Bradford, Ont., and Bathurst, N.B., would now be able to enjoy data...