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TELUS Communications Inc

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Edmonton, Canada

Telus is a Canadian national telecommunications company that provides a wide range of telecommunications products and services including internet access, voice, entertainment, healthcare, video, and satellite television. The company is based in Burnaby, British Columbia, in Metro Vancouver; it was originally based in Edmonton, Alberta, before its merger with BCTel in 1999. Telus's wireless division, Telus Mobility, offers CDMA 2000, IDEN, HSPA+, and LTE-based mobile phone networks. Telus’s major market areas are British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec.Telus is a member of the British Columbia Technology Industry Association. Wikipedia.

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VANCOUVER, COLOMBIE-BRITANNIQUE--(Marketwired - 5 mai 2017) - TELUS Corporation (TSX:T)(NYSE:TU) a été notifié d'une offre publique restreinte non sollicitée effectuée par TRC Capital Corporation visant à acheter jusqu'à 3 millions d'actions ordinaires de TELUS, soit environ 0,51 % des actions ordinaires en circulation de TELUS, au prix de 43,50 $ par action. TELUS n'approuve pas cette offre non sollicitée, ne possède aucune association avec TRC Capital ou son offre, et recommande à ses actionnaires de ne pas apporter leurs actions à cette offre. TELUS met en garde les actionnaires que l'offre publique d'achat restreinte a été effectuée à un prix inférieur à celui du marché des actions TELUS. L'offre est inférieure de 4,52 % au cours de clôture des actions à la Bourse de Toronto et de 4,58 % au cours de clôture des actions à la Bourse de New-York pour les actions ordinaires de TELUS au 2 mai 2017, le dernier jour de négoce avant le commencement de l'offre publique d'achat restreinte. D'après les documents relatifs à l'offre de TRC Capital, les actionnaires de TELUS qui ont mis en vente leurs actions peuvent les retirer à tout moment avant 00h01, heure de l'Est, le 2 juin 2017 en suivant les procédures décrites dans les documents d'offre. TRC Capital a effectué des offres publiques d'achat restreintes similaires pour les actions d'autres sociétés publiques au Canada et ailleurs. Les offres publiques d'achat restreintes sont conçues pour obtenir moins de 5 % des actions ordinaires en circulation d'une société, en évitant ainsi les exigences procédurales et de divulgation qui s'appliquent à la plupart des offres dans le cadre des réglementations sur les valeurs mobilières canadiennes et américaines. Les Autorités canadiennes en valeurs mobilières (ACVM) et la Commission des valeurs mobilières des États-Unis (« Securities and Exchange Commission » ou SEC) ont émis de sérieuses réserves sur les offres publiques d'achat restreintes, et notamment sur la possibilité que les investisseurs puissent procéder à de tels appels d'offre sans comprendre le prix de l'offre par rapport au prix du marché réel de leurs titres, ni comparer le prix de l'offre avec les prix en cours du marché. Pour de plus amples renseignements concernant les perspectives réglementaires sur les offres publiques d'achat restreintes, veuillez vous référer aux documents suivants : TELUS encourage vivement les courtiers, négociants et autres participants du marché à faire preuve de prudence et à étudier le contenu de la lettre traitant de la diffusion et des divulgations de l'offre publique d'achat restreinte par courtier-négociant sur le site Internet de la SEC à l'adresse www.sec.gov/divisions/marketreg/minitenders/sia072401.htm TELUS demande qu'une copie du présent communiqué de presse soit inclue dans toute distribution d'éléments relatifs à l'offre publique d'achat restreinte de TRC Capital pour les actions de TELUS. TELUS (TSX:T)(NYSE:TU) est la société de télécommunications nationale connaissant la croissance la plus rapide au Canada, grâce à des revenus d'exploitation annuels de 12,8 milliards $ et à plus de 12,7 millions de connexions abonnés, dont 8,6 millions d'abonnés à des services sans fil, 1,7 million d'abonnés à des services Internet haute vitesse, 1,4 million de lignes d'accès pour réseau résidentiel et plus d'un million d'abonnés au service TELUS TV. TELUS offre une gamme complète de produits et de services de communication, notamment des services sans fil, de transmission de données, de protocole Internet (IP), des services voix, de télévision, de divertissement et vidéo, et est le fournisseur informatique le plus important au Canada dans le domaine des soins de santé. Fidèles à leur objectif consistant à donner dans les communautés, TELUS et les membres de son équipe actuels et retraités ont versé 482 millions de dollars à des organismes caritatifs et sans but lucratif, et plus d'un million de jours de bénévolat dans les communautés depuis 2000. Les 12 conseils communautaires canadiens de TELUS et 5 conseils internationaux ont dirigé le soutien des organismes de bienfaisance de base de la société et ont contribué à hauteur de plus de 60 millions de dollars à plus de 5 595 projets caritatifs locaux, enrichissant la vie de plus de 2 millions d'enfants et de jeunes chaque année. En 2010, TELUS a eu l'honneur d'être désignée l'entreprise philanthropique la plus remarquable au monde par l'Association of Fundraising Professionals, devenant ainsi la première entreprise canadienne à recevoir cette prestigieuse marque de reconnaissance internationale. TELUS est inscrite pour une seizième année consécutive à l'indice dedéveloppement durable Dow Jones, un tour de force qu'aucune autre société de télécommunications nord-américaine n'a pu égaler. Comme expliqué dans notre Rapport de TELUS sur la durabilité, notre engagement pour la durabilité est inspiré directement de la nature pour garantir un avenir plus sain à chacun d'entre nous. Pour en savoir plus sur TELUS, veuillez consulter le site telus.com


News Article | May 5, 2017
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VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - May 5, 2017) - TELUS Corporation (TSX:T)(NYSE:TU) has been notified of an unsolicited mini-tender offer made by TRC Capital Corporation to purchase up to 3 million TELUS common shares - or approximately 0.51% of TELUS' outstanding common shares - at a price of $43.50 per share. TELUS does not endorse this unsolicited offer, has no association with TRC Capital or its offer, and recommends that shareholders do not tender their shares to the offer. TELUS cautions shareholders that the mini-tender offer has been made at a price below market price for TELUS shares. The offer represents a discount of 4.52% on the TSX closing price and 4.58% on the NYSE closing price for TELUS common shares on May 2, 2017, the last trading day before the mini-tender offer was commenced. According to TRC Capital's offer documents, TELUS shareholders who have tendered their shares can withdraw their shares at any time before 12:01 am Eastern time on June 2, 2017 by following the procedures described in the offer documents. TRC Capital has made similar unsolicited mini-tender offers for shares of other public companies in Canada and elsewhere. Mini-tender offers are designed to seek less than 5% of a company's outstanding shares, avoiding disclosure and procedural requirements applicable to most bids under Canadian and U.S. securities regulations. Both the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have expressed serious concerns about mini-tender offers, including the possibility that investors might tender to such offers without understanding the offer price relative to the actual market price of their securities or without comparing the offer price to the current market price. For further information regarding regulatory perspectives on mini-tender offers, please see the following: TELUS strongly encourages brokers, dealers and other market participants to exercise caution and review the letter regarding broker-dealer mini-tender offer dissemination and disclosures on the SEC website at www.sec.gov/divisions/marketreg/minitenders/sia072401.htm TELUS requests that a copy of this news release be included in any distribution of materials relating to TRC Capital's mini-tender offer for TELUS shares. TELUS (TSX:T)(NYSE:TU) is Canada's fastest-growing national telecommunications company, with $12.8 billion of annual revenue and 12.7 million subscriber connections, including 8.6 million wireless subscribers, 1.7 million high-speed Internet subscribers, 1.4 million residential network access lines and more than 1.0 million TELUS TV customers. TELUS provides a wide range of communications products and services, including wireless, data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, television, entertainment and video, and is Canada's largest healthcare IT provider. In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team members and retirees have contributed over $482 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered more than 1 million days of service to local communities since 2000. TELUS' 12 Canadian community boards and 5 International boards have led the Company's support of grassroots charities and have contributed more than $60 million in support of 5,595 local charitable projects, enriching the lives of more than 2 million children and youth, annually. TELUS was honoured to be named the most outstanding philanthropic corporation globally for 2010 by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, becoming the first Canadian company to receive this prestigious international recognition. TELUS has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the past 16 years, a feat unequalled by any other North American telecommunications company. As detailed in our TELUS Sustainability Report, our commitment to sustainability is inspired by nature to ensure a healthier future for us all. For more information about TELUS, please visit telus.com.


London Kaye, Steven Nederveen, Zombie Boy and Kara Ross among artists confirmed to participate in a large scale public art installation returning to Toronto in July 2017 ​​The TELUS Health Brain Project, is back by popular demand this summer with another exciting public art initiative showcasing A-list artists including: London Kaye, Steven Nederveen, Zombie Boy and Kara Ross among many others. The project aims to surpass the $1.3 million raised in 2016 supporting brain research, care, education and innovation at Baycrest Health Sciences, a leader in the field of aging and brain health. The 2017 collection will feature 100 brain sculptures, designed by a talented group of artists, celebrities and thought-leaders from across North America from July 11 – August 31. The brain sculptures will be on display throughout the summer at locations in the heart of downtown Toronto including the city’s iconic Nathan Phillips Square, The Distillery District, Brookfield Place, Union Station and other popular landmarks. "We’re thrilled to be working with an incredible group of artists and corporate partners for the second year of The TELUS Health Brain Project,” said Josh Cooper, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Baycrest Foundation. “We’re looking forward to expanding on the important work that was done last year to get the entire city – and beyond – thinking about brain health. It’s a cause that should matter to everyone and the funds raised will support care and research at Baycrest.” Thanks to the support of title sponsor, TELUS Health, and media partners: Cineplex Entertainment, Clear Channel Canada and The National Post, the 2017 program builds on last year’s success driving awareness for brain health. “Baycrest’s innovative approach to rethinking brain health and vision of a world in which people can age in the setting of their choice inspired our commitment to support this important cause,” said Juggy Sihota, Vice-president, Consumer Health, TELUS Health. “Through our shared vision of creating better health outcomes, we are building stronger, heathier and more sustainable communities by putting brain health top of mind for thousands of Canadians.” The more than 100 personalities, artists, and creative minds that are involved in the creation of a brain sculpture this year, include: In celebration of #Canada150, a selection of high-profile Canadian personalities will also be contributing their creative talent, including renowned news anchor Peter Mansbridge, JUNO-award winner John Mann and Stanley Cup winner Wayne Gretzky. The Brain Project’s supportive leadership continues this year with prominent co-chairs Ben and Jessica Mulroney and Noah and Erica Godfrey. The Brain Project’s co-chairs and committee members are thrilled to be working with global ambassador, actress Sarah Rafferty, as well as notable established art experts to curate this year’s incredible collections of brain sculptures. The curatorial team includes: Sandra Ainsley (owner of Sandra Ainsley Gallery), Sabrina Hahn (Founder & Principal, Hahn Fine Art) and Alissa Sexton (Co-Director, Bau-Xi Gallery). This year’s sculptures will push artistic boundaries, showcasing bold designs, with emerging and established artists working in the medium of their choice. A major city-wide ad campaign will support the program, featuring a series of innovative out-of-home placements. About the Baycrest Foundation The Baycrest Foundation’s mission is to enrich the quality of life of our community by supporting programs and services that promote excellence in care, research, education and innovation in the field of aging. As the fundraising arm of Baycrest Health Sciences, the Foundation helps provide crucial funding for breakthrough research into cognition, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, stroke and aging brain health; medical programs and services for seniors living in our community; and education that supports healthy aging and healthcare solutions for a growing senior population. About Baycrest Health Sciences Baycrest Health Sciences is a global leader in geriatric residential living, healthcare, research, innovation and education, with a special focus on brain health and aging. Fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, Baycrest provides excellent care for older adults combined with an extensive clinical training program for the next generation of healthcare professionals and one of the world’s top research institutes in cognitive neuroscience, the Rotman Research Institute. Baycrest is home to the federally and provincially-funded Canadian Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation, a solution accelerator focused on driving innovation in the aging and brain health sector, and is the developer of Cogniciti – a free online memory assessment for Canadians 40+ who are concerned about their memory.  Founded in 1918 as the Jewish Home for Aged, Baycrest continues to embrace the long-standing tradition of all great Jewish healthcare institutions to improve the well-being of people in their local communities and around the globe. For more information please visit: http://www.baycrest.org/. About TELUS Health TELUS Health is a leader in telehomecare, electronic medical and health records, consumer health, benefits management, and pharmacy management. TELUS Health solutions give health authorities, providers, physicians, patients, and consumers the power to turn information into better health outcomes. For more information about TELUS Health, please visit telushealth.com. For more information, interview requests or high-resolution photography, please contact:     Courtney Khimji Chimera Collective courtney@chimera-collective.com 416-557-1852 For sponsorship information or to get involved in The Brain Project, please contact:


Patent
TELUS Communications Inc | Date: 2015-09-18

A protection system for a telecommunications network includes an evaluation engine that receives information about threats from user devices using the network and determines a threat level to the network. Threats to the network are mitigated based on the determined threat level.


Disclosed is a method in which a User Equipment will be able to register near instantly onto an available preferred roaming network, when the cellular radio of the UE is powered on. The method disclosed comprises of a roaming destination determined from a mobile boarding pass or input via User Interface of an Application installed on the Mobile Equipment or via UI on the Operating System of the ME, where the Application or OS compares the roaming destination with a PLMN list to obtain the preferred PLMN ID of that roaming destination which is selected and updated to specific files within the UICC. LTE and/or UMTS band information can also be obtained for the roaming destination and an MRU database updated to include the LTE and/or UMTS band information. A specific REFRESH command that is sent from the UICC to the ME prior to turning off the cellular radio of the UE, is used in the disclosed method to achieve near instant or instant registration onto the preferred visited PLMN when the cellular radio of the UE is turned on upon arrival at roaming destination. Alternatively, the ME can send a reset signal to the UICC when turning on the cellular radio of the UE upon arrival at the roaming destination.


News Article | May 9, 2017
Site: www.marketwired.com

TELUS investing an additional $1.5 billion 2017 to 2020 across Ontario to increase network speed and coverage, and build needed infrastructure for Canada's #Next150 TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 9, 2017) - TELUS (TSX:T)(NYSE:TU) is reaching an historic milestone for Canada's 150th Birthday: before the end of the year, the company will have invested more than $150 billion in operations and infrastructure across the country since 2000. TELUS will also invest an additional $1.5 billion in new communications infrastructure and technology across Ontario through 2020, including $250 million this year alone. These investments will further enhance the speed, capacity and coverage of our wireless networks in each corner of the province, connect more businesses directly to TELUS' gigabit-enabled fibre network, and enhance TELUS' innovative healthcare solutions for Ontario healthcare providers and citizens. "As Canada celebrates this significant milestone in our collective history, we have the opportunity to reflect upon the many advantages we enjoy in this exceptional country," said Darren Entwistle, TELUS President and CEO. "Indeed, I have no doubt that the unwavering commitment of the TELUS team and our investment of more than $150 billion in innovation and technology over the past 17 years have contributed significantly to Canada being one of the most connected places on earth. TELUS has evolved from a regional telephone company with roots dating back to our nation's infancy, into a globally leading telecommunications provider, delivering critical services to Canadians from coast to coast to coast. By ensuring Canadians are connected to the people, information and opportunities that matter most - at home, in the office or on the move - our technology innovation will enable our country to compete and succeed on a global basis for the #Next150 years." In support of the company's philosophy to give where we live, TELUS and its more than 8,000 team members and retirees in Ontario have contributed more than $90 million and 639,000 volunteer hours to charitable and community organizations throughout Ontario since 2000. TELUS has also paid and remitted $2.5 billion in sales, income, property and other taxes in Ontario since 2000. "Our investments in technology and infrastructure are future-proofing our nation for the next 150 years and helping us address our country's number one social challenge, healthcare efficiency and effectiveness," continued Entwistle. "We are leveraging our world-class technology to enable better health outcomes through secure and reliable access to better health information. This includes providing electronic medical records to more than 20,000 Canadian physicians and health benefit solutions to more than 39,000 extended healthcare providers, enabling them to provide better quality of care across the healthcare continuum. Our investments are helping to build a primary healthcare ecosystem that places the patient at the centre and promotes wellness through the prevention of disease, not just its remediation." The investments announced in this media release are consistent with TELUS' previously announced capital expenditure plans. TELUS (TSX:T)(NYSE:TU) is Canada's fastest-growing national telecommunications company, with $12.8 billion of annual revenue and 12.7 million subscriber connections, including 8.6 million wireless subscribers, 1.7 million high-speed Internet subscribers, 1.4 million residential network access lines and more than 1.0 million TELUS TV customers. TELUS provides a wide range of communications products and services, including wireless, data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, television, entertainment and video, and is Canada's largest healthcare IT provider. In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team members and retirees have contributed over $482 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered more than 1 million days of service to local communities since 2000. TELUS' 12 Canadian community boards and 5 International boards have led the Company's support of grassroots charities and have contributed more than $60 million in support of 5,595 local charitable projects, enriching the lives of more than 2 million children and youth, annually. TELUS was honoured to be named the most outstanding philanthropic corporation globally for 2010 by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, becoming the first Canadian company to receive this prestigious international recognition. TELUS has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the past 16 years, a feat unequalled by any other North American telecommunications company. As detailed in our TELUS Sustainability Report, our commitment to sustainability is inspired by nature to ensure a healthier future for us all. For more information about TELUS, please visit telus.com. This news release contains statements about future events and plans at TELUS (the Company) that are forward-looking, including relating to our infrastructure investment plans. By their nature, forward-looking statements do not refer to historical facts and require the Company to make assumptions and predictions and are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties. There is significant risk that the forward-looking statements will not prove to be accurate. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements as a number of factors could cause actual future events to differ materially from the assumptions and predictions expressed in the forward-looking statements. Our capital expenditure levels could be impacted by our operating and financial results as well as our ability to carry out financing activities. Accordingly, this news release is subject to the disclaimer and qualified by the assumptions, qualifications and risk factors referred to in the Company's 2016 Management's discussion and analysis, and in other TELUS public disclosure documents and filings with securities commissions in Canada (on SEDAR at sedar.com) and in the United States (on EDGAR at sec.gov). Except as required by law, TELUS disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements.


Disclosed is a method in which a User Equipment will be able to register near instantly onto an available preferred roaming network, when the cellular radio of the UE is powered on. The method disclosed comprises of a roaming destination determined from a mobile boarding pass or input via User Interface of an Application installed on the Mobile Equipment or via UI on the Operating System of the ME, where the Application or OS compares the roaming destination with a PLMN list to obtain the preferred PLMN ID of that roaming destination which is selected and updated to specific files within the UICC. LTE and/or UMTS band information can also be obtained for the roaming destination and an MRU database updated to include the LTE and/or UMTS band information. A specific REFRESH command that is sent from the UICC to the ME prior to turning off the cellular radio of the UE, is used in the disclosed method to achieve near instant or instant registration onto the preferred visited PLMN when the cellular radio of the UE is turned on upon arrival at roaming destination. Alternatively, the ME can send a reset signal to the UICC when turning on the cellular radio of the UE upon arrival at the roaming destination.


Patent
TELUS Communications Inc | Date: 2013-06-14

A method of testing a video decoding device connected to an IPTV service, the IPTV service having a server, the method comprising tuning the video decoding device to a first channel of the IPTV service, the video decoding device receiving the first channel and decoding video from the first channel, the video decoding device collecting data concerning the decoded video and sending the data to the server, detuning the video decoding device from the first channel, the server analyzing the data to generate results; and the server displaying the results.


Patent
TELUS Communications Inc | Date: 2016-07-11

A method of testing a video decoding device connected to an IPTV service, the IPTV service having a server, the method comprising tuning the video decoding device to a first channel of the IPTV service, the video decoding device receiving the first channel and decoding video from the first channel, the video decoding device collecting data concerning the decoded video and sending the data to the server, detuning the video decoding device from the first channel, the server analyzing the data to generate results; and the server displaying the results.


A User Equipment (UE) that was registered on a non-preferred network operator may be forced to register immediately and seamlessly onto another available more preferred network operator by updating the EF_LOCI in the UICC with the MCCMNC (i.e. PLMN ID) of the preferred network operator and then sending the REFRESH3G Session Reset command to the Mobile Equipment (ME).

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