TELUS Corporation is a Canadian telecom giant that, via its many subsidiaries, provides solutions in the fields of wireless and wireline services, mobility, healthcare and agriculture.
The company is publicly listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and trades under the ticker symbol ‘T’.
TELUS Corp’s subsidiaries include:
- TELUS Communications – provides wired telecom services such as landline and internet connection.
- TELUS Mobility – offers wireless network services such as 4G LTE and 5G network.
- TELUS Health – is engaged in providing advanced healthcare solutions.
- TELUS International – provides a diversified platform offering digital solutions related to Information Technology (IT), health and online security. The international platform also provides fully integrated tech-enabled solutions to farmers and grocers involved in agri-business and agri-food business.
Headquartered in Vancouver, TELUS provides wireless internet accessibility, data security, IP networking, phone and television services, etc to nearly 15.2 million customers across the western province of British Columbia and Alberta. It claims to have nine million mobile phone subscribers, accounting for almost 30 per cent of the total market share.
The telecom operator also manages wireline connections in eastern Quebec.
The Canadian company launched TELUS Pollinator Fund to provide resources and financial support to the start-ups involved in addressing health, educational, agricultural and environmental challenges.
TELUS Smart Cities solutions monitor traffic and fleets for operational and cost-efficacy, analyze de-identified network data to advance city planning, track fuel usage and fleet utilization to reduce expenditure.
The corporation was reportedly among the 100 most sustainable companies in the Wall Street Journal Top 100 rankings and 15th in terms of social capital.
It is also among the Global 100 ranking, released by Canada-based media and research firm Corporate Knights, and is included in the Dow Jones Sustainability North American Index (DJSI).
The company claims to have reduced energy consumption by 17 per cent and GHG emissions by 37 per cent since 2010, including switching to eco-friendly packaging to reduce its environmental footprint. The company also aims to become a zero-waste and carbon-neutral company by 2025.
The Canada-based telecom operator aims to reduce electronic waste by repairing and reselling old smartphones under its ‘Bring-It-Back’ program.
As part of its COVID-19 relief, the company claims to dedicate resources to expand mobility and support to frontline workers, provide healthcare solutions for community support and partnerships with local school boards in British Columbia and Alberta to expand its internet.
The Canadian firm is also reportedly distributing free mobile devices, tablet and prepaid SIM cards to isolated senior citizens, patients and others across the country.