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Canada's fastest wireless data network offers broadband-like access speeds

 

Vancouver, B.C. – TELUS today announced the expansion of its Wireless High Speed service to Victoria, B.C., offering consumer and business clients mobile access to the Internet, e-mail and other multimedia applications at broadband-like 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 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 city's thriving industries 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, 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 telusmobility.com/evdo.


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 telusmobility.com/connectionmanager.

 

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.

 

About TELUS
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.

 

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For more information, please contact:

 

 

Shawn Hall
TELUS Media Relations
(604) 697-8176
shawn.hall@telus.com