VANCOUVER, July 11 /CNW/ – TELUS today announced the expansion of its
Wireless High Speed service to Kamloops and Kelowna, B.C., offering consumer
and business clients mobile access to the Internet, e-mail and other
multimedia applications at broadband-like download speeds similar to desktop
Internet access at home.
“TELUS has been delivering state-of-the-art telecommunications services
to British Columbians for more than one hundred years and today’s announcement
marks another step in making it simple for consumers and businesses to stay
connected for ultimate productivity,” said Robert Blumenthal, TELUS senior
vice-president of Products and Services. “By uniting the broadband-like
download speed of our Wireless High Speed network with the newest portable
computing and entertainment devices, TELUS is providing clients with the most
powerful mobile data solutions available.”
Whether working in one of the cities or visiting beautiful tourist
destinations, business and consumer clients can now use TELUS Wireless High
Speed service to access the information they need quickly and easily without
being tied to their desks.
With typical download speeds of approximately 400 to 700 kilobits per
second, and maximum possible speeds of more than 2 megabits per second, TELUS
Wireless High Speed service offers clients the speed they need for powerful
mobile computing. Wireless High Speed is based on the CDMA 1xEVDO standard,
the newest Third Generation (3G) wireless data technology available.
Since November 2005, TELUS has launched Wireless High Speed in Vancouver,
Victoria, Whistler, Calgary, Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Lethbridge, Medicine
Hat, Red Deer, Toronto, Ontario’s Golden Horseshoe and Muskoka regions,
Ottawa, Montreal, Mont-Tremblant, St. Jovite and Quebec City. The company
expects to continue to expand Wireless High Speed to other regions throughout
2006. For more information on the Wireless High Speed service, please visit
TELUS Connection Manager
TELUS Connection Manager Software provides mobile computing clients using
portable computers and a TELUS PC card with one-click access to TELUS’ best
available wireless network – including TELUS Wireless High Speed, 1X and over
1,000 TELUS Hotspot locations across Canada.
TELUS Connection Manager Software also offers built-in acceleration
software that can increase data access speeds by up to two to three times on
Wireless High Speed or 1X data networks through data compression. TELUS
Connection Manager software is available for free download at
Wireless High Speed data products
TELUS offers the widest variety of Wireless High Speed data devices
available to Canadians, including mobile phones, PDAs and wireless PC cards.
All are “backward compatible” with the ability to operate on TELUS’ national
1X data network, which reaches more than 90 per cent of the Canadian
population, when outside Wireless High Speed coverage areas. For more
information and pricing, please visit telusmobility.com/pcs.
TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications
company in Canada, with $8.2 billion of annual revenue and 10.3 million
customer connections including 4.6 million wireless subscribers, 4.7 million
wireline network access lines and 1.0 million Internet subscribers. The
company’s strategic intent is to unleash the power of the Internet to deliver
the best solutions to Canadians at home, in the workplace and on the move.
TELUS provides customers with a wide range of wireline and wireless
communications products and services including data, Internet protocol (IP),
voice, entertainment and video services. For more information about TELUS,
please visit telus.com.
Forward Looking Statement
This news release contains statements about expected future events that
are forward-looking. By their nature forward looking statements may not prove
to be accurate and readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such
statements. Such statements require the Company to make assumptions and are
subject to inherent risks and uncertainties. Please refer to TELUS’ public
disclosure documents for a review of the risk factors that may affect actual
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