Montreal, PQ - Inter.net Canada, one of Canada's foremost Internet Service Providers (ISPs), has signed an agreement valued at up to $13 million to outsource part of its network operations to TELUS Corporation. Coupled with Inter.net Canada's significant infrastructure investment, the two-year agreement with TELUS, one of Canada's leading telecommunications companies, will contribute to the development of Inter.net Canada's customer base. The outsourcing contract is a major step in Inter.net Canada's strategy to become the leader in Canada's residential and home office Internet access market. The agreement is also a strong endorsement of TELUS' national Internet backbone network and national service capabilities.
"The TELUS agreement not only reflects that we have the largest coverage of any ISP in Canada, but also gives us the opportunity to further expand our presence in areas such as Eastern and Western Canada," said Stéphane Goyette, president of Inter.net Canada. "By managing some of our network operations, TELUS will become one of our top-tier partners."
Inter.net Canada provides local Internet access to residential and home office customers through a global network of world-class telecommunications service providers. This enables it to offer clients extensive roaming through fast, reliable access numbers nationwide. With over 1,400 points of presence across North America, Inter.net Canada offers the best coverage in Canada. Inter.net's newly-signed contract guarantees the highest quality and performance levels in accordance with the SLA (Service Level Agreement) reached by the parties.
Added Goyette: "The TELUS agreement demonstrates Inter.net Canada's commitment to providing easy-to-use, readily available Internet access that better serves its customers. This will only continue in the future."
The agreement comes just after independent network analyst NetConfigs Ltd. rated the TELUS Internet backbone as the best Canadian national fibre optic Internet network in terms of connectivity.
"The contract with Inter.net Canada demonstrates TELUS is the Internet provider of choice, even for other Internet providers," says Francois Hardy, vice-president sales and marketing, global trading and partner solutions, TELUS Québec. "It is another example of our commitment to our data/IP national growth."
Inter.net is a full-service Internet company focused on providing customers with the most reliable, simple and secure way to use the Internet for communications, community involvement, vital information and entertainment. With its global network of subsidiaries in 16 countries, Inter.net also enables customers to easily connect with others worldwide who share similar interests and access their Inter.net account en route.
Inter.net will continue to evolve by investing its resources in appropriate Internet technology companies and service providers. Inter.net has over 900 employees in 16 countries and serves over 500,000 customers worldwide. The Company has offices in Europe, Latin America, North America and Asia and is headquartered in Reston, Virginia. For more information on the world of Inter.net, visit www.inter.net and www.ca.inter.net (in Canada).
TELUS Corporation (TSE: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is one of Canada's leading information technology providers with a full range of telecommunications products and services that connect Canadians to the world. The company is the leading service provider in Western Canada and provides data, Internet Protocol, voice and wireless services to Central and Eastern Canada.
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