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Feds ditch 80,000 PSTN lines for Telus VoIP; replace Rogers with Bell in CAD432m mobile deal

Telus Communications has won a CAD176 million (USD140.6 million) seven-year contract with the Canadian federal government's Shared Services Canada to provide VoIP telephony, instant messaging and desktop videoconferencing. The deal is in conjunction with a federal decision to axe 80,000 traditional landlines in favour of VoIP; Shared Services Canad...
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Telus claims Canada-first LAA test on live commercial network

Telus has completed tests of Licensed Assisted Access (LAA) on indoor and outdoor live LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) networks in Canada, claiming a national first. The tests delivered download speeds of 970Mbps indoors and 966Mbps outdoors using 80MHz of aggregated spectrum, and Telus noted that LAA is one of the key LTE-Advanced Pro technologies that will ...
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Telus matches Bell’s 4C LTE-A footprint; launches SD-WAN NaaS solution

Canadian carrier Telus has revealed that its recently-launched 'Quad-Band LTE' – four-carrier aggregation (4C) LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) – high speed mobile data services have been expanded to cover 38 markets across eight provinces, mirroring a previous announcement from rival Bell Canada, with which Telus has nationwide joint network investment/sharin...
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Telus acquires local telco Raftview Communications

Canadian major telco Telus Communications has purchased Raftview Communications, a local cable TV and telecoms network operator in Clearwater and Barriere in the province of British Columbia. Paul Caissie, the owner of Raftview, which has been in business for 30 years, said of the takeover: 'We feel the time is right to transition our business for ...
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Telus, Huawei hail successful 5G wireless-to-the-premises pilot

Canadian operator Telus and Chinese technology partner Huawei have claimed a 'significant breakthrough' with a successful 5G pilot of live point-to-multipoint (P2MP) connections over commercial central office and transport network infrastructure using equipment based on 3GPP 5G foundational technologies, utilising 28GHz band frequencies. A press re...
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Telus raises around USD350m selling stake in international outsourcing unit

Telus raises around USD350m selling stake in international outsourcing unit
Canadian carrier Telus Communications has announced an agreement to sell a 35% stake in its 100%-owned business process, IT and customer services subsidiary Telus International to Baring Private Equity Asia, in a deal which values the unit at approximately USD1 billion. Telus intends to retain a long-term majority ownership position in Telus International, which was launched in 2005 and provides customer services, IT and business process outsourcing to the telecommunications, utilities, high tec...
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Telus joins Rogers, Bell in offering VoLTE

Canada’s second-largest mobile operator by users Telus has joined its main nationwide rivals Rogers and Bell in offering voice-over-LTE (VoLTE), although the service is currently only available to post-paid Telus customers with LTE SIM cards in Lower Mainland British Columbia, while device compatibility is initially limited to the Samsung Galaxy S6 and LG G4, writes Canadian website MobileSyrup. The operator plans to expand VoLTE coverage and add more compatible devices throughout 2016. In a sta...
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