Telus Logo – Telus is a leading Canadian of telecommunications, with $ 8.143 million CAD in annual revenue, is the second largest in Canada after Bell Canada. Telus provides telecommunication products and services online and wireless, is the leading provider of online telephony in the province of Alberta, in most parts of British Columbia, and in eastern Quebec.
Telus came in 1990, after the privatization of Alberta Government Telephones (AGT), until then owned by the government of Alberta. In 1995 Telus acquires EdTel, telephone service in the city of Edmonton, ending with the government presence in telecommunications in the province and continuing the process of deregulation of the telecommunications market. This deregulation also allowed other companies, such as Rogers Communications, Bell Canada, Primus Canada, and others, come to compete in Alberta, while fast emerging technologies such as mobile phones, fiber optic and Internet services that Telus did increase services. In 1996, the brand was officially implemented Telus, unifying and removing marks and EdTel AGT.
A new version of Telus came in January 1999, through the merger with BCTel, former monopoly telecommunications British Columbia, and then Telus operated only in Alberta. Although BCTel was the largest company, it was decided to Telus as the brand name of the new company as suggested BCTel regional limitations (due to BC is the acronym of British Columbia in English). This merger allowed Telus to expand its scope to compete nationally and internationally. Telus also moved most administrative operations to Alberta to take advantage of tax lower and workers less unionizados. However, the executive headquarters are located in Burnaby, in the Province of British Columbia, in what was the seat of BCTel.
In March 2000, Telus QuébecTel obtained from a local company in southern Quebec. In the same year, Telus bought Clearnet Communications, a provider of mobile digital phones with the same technology as the central Telus in Toronto, Ontario. This allowed Telus to expand its wireless network to offer these services nationwide. In May 2004 Telus offered 1,100 million Canadian dollars for Microcell Telecommunications (Fido owns a network GSM that was not compatible with Telus). Microcell Telecommunications was eventually acquired by Rogers Communications, a Canadian telecommunications and media.
In 2008, Telus discontinued its analog mobile phone network due to lack of parts for the equipment. A Telus spokesman said they believed that they were the last major phone company to do so. Telus has offered a cost-sharing arrangement to provide landline customers who are affected by the closure of analog network in rural areas as axial digital signals do not work as well as similar in such areas. In October 2008, Telus was named one of the Top Employers by Mediacorp Canada Inc., which was announced by The Vancouver Sun, The Province and the Victoria Times-Colonist.