For more than 100 years, TELUS has been delivering innovative telecommunications solutions to Canadians. Our dedication to improving the lives of Canadians has helped us spread our roots from British Columbia and Alberta to become the country's second largest telecommunications company.
Today, TELUS is unleashing the power of the Internet to deliver the best solutions to Canadians at home, in the workplace and on the move. We provide a wide range of communications products and services including data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, wireless, entertainment and video.
To get a closer look at TELUS' history, please watch the short video below:
We've served Canadians for the better part of a century. Some proud milestones along the way include:
TELUS launches 4G LTE wireless network
February 9, 2012
Optik TV is the first service in the world to offer customers the ability to control both live and recorded TV using hand gestures and voice commands
February 7, 2012
TELUS becomes the first Canadian TV service provider to offer a Facebook application on its TV platform
March 10, 2011
TELUS launches 4G+ wireless network
February 8, 2011
TELUS Health Space is first platform in Canada to achieve Canada Health Infoway pre-implementation certification
May 31, 2010
TELUS named most outstanding philanthropic corporation globally for 2010.
January 26 2010
TELUS launches 3G+ wireless network.
October 26, 2009
TELUS acquires Black’s Photography.
September 8, 2009
TELUS completes acquisition of Emergis.
January 17, 2008
TELUS acquires Emergis.
November 29, 2007
TELUS acquires Assurent Secure Technologies.
April 10, 2006
TELUS completes the restructuring of TELUS Communications and TELUS Mobility.
March 1, 2006
TELUS integrates its wireline and wireless segments of the business – TELUS Communications and TELUS Mobility – into one operating structure.
November 24, 2005
TELUS acquires ADCOM, Inc.
November 16, 2004
TELUS acquires Arqana Technologies Inc.
July 10, 2001
May 31, 2001
TELUS acquires Daedalian Solutions Inc.
June 22, 2001
May 10, 2001
TELUS completes purchase of PSINet's Canadian operations and facilities.
October 12, 2001
August 16, 2001
June 20, 2001
June 1, 2001
TELUS completes the acquisition of QuebecTel, which began in March 2000.
August 15, 2001
July 26, 2001
July 10, 2001
May 31, 2000
March 31, 2000
TELUS acquires Columbus Group.
March 27, 2001
TELUS acquires Northwest Digital (NWD) Systems Inc.
January 8, 2001
TELUS acquires wireless company Clearnet.
October 25, 2000
October 20, 2000
October 19, 2000
October 17, 2000
September 20, 2000
August 21, 2000
TELUS acquires CAG-TAMS Inc.
June 21, 2000
TELUS Corporation and BC TELECOM announce a proposed merger. This is the first step toward creating a leading national telecommunications company.
TELUS given approval by the CRTC to commence multimedia service trials in Edmonton and Calgary.
Canada's first Internet Yellow Pages™ service launched -- alberta.com
The TELUS "master brand" introduced, bringing products and companies under one unified identity. The ED TEL and AGT brands are retired.
Consumer Internet service is launched.
TELUS acquired ED TEL from the City of Edmonton for $467 million.
Long distance telephone competition commenced in Alberta.
North America's first digital cellular network launched.
The Province of Alberta sold its remaining ownership interest in TELUS for $870 million.
Edmonton Telephones Corporation (ED TEL) established as an arms-length subsidiary company of the City of Edmonton.
TELUS Corporation established, following the reorganization of the Alberta Government Telephones Commission, becoming the parent company of AGT. The sale of TELUS shares marked the largest initial public offering in Canadian history up to this time, raising $896 million.
Conventional competitive cellular phone service launched in Alberta.
Canada's first cellular telephone system introduced to serve Alberta resource industries.
Canada's first digital switching units incorporated in parts of the network.
The world's then largest "Centrex" system installed for the Government of Alberta.
The first "911" system in Canada introduced.
The first touch-tone service in western Canada introduced.
The Alberta Government Telephones Commission was established, ending direct government management of the provincial system.
The first long distance call between Alberta and overseas.
Automatic telephone equipment introduced.
The Province of Alberta commenced operation of the provincial phone system after acquiring the Alberta assets of the Bell Telephone Company.
The City of Edmonton purchased the Edmonton District Telephone Company
The first long distance call, between Edmonton and Battleford, Saskatchewan.
Alberta's first telephone call, between Fort Edmonton and the St. Albert mission.