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Telus Speeds Up Wireless Network

TELUS shifts into fourth gear: 4G wireless network will offer download speeds of up to 42 Mbps

February 8, 2011

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TORONTO -- Canadians will enjoy even faster mobile internet access speeds this March with TELUS' launch of a new Dual Cell upgrade to HSPA+ (DC-HSPA+). This new network capability supports extremely fast manufacturer's rated peak download speeds of up to 42 megabits per second (Mbps) and upload speeds of up to 11 Mbps(1). TELUS' HSPA+ network is now a fourth generation (4G) network according to current International Telecommunications Union (ITU) standards(2), and this latest innovation will ensure that TELUS continues to bring the latest in mobile technologies to Canadians.

The first device to take full advantage of this new Dual Cell capability will be the Sierra Wireless AirCard 319U 4G Internet Key, available to TELUS customers in March on Canada's fastest coast-to-coast mobile network(3).

"Canada is an innovation leader in communications technology, and TELUS is at the forefront, bringing our customers the most advanced wireless technology available. Dual Cell is just the latest example of our commitment to offer our clients the latest and greatest available technology," said Eros Spadotto, executive vice-president of Technology Strategy at TELUS. "This upgrade means our customers can enjoy faster speeds when they want to be entertained on-the-go, stay in touch with family and friends, visit their favourite social media sites, stay connected to business contacts wherever they are, and access healthcare information and applications at their fingertips. Our latest 4G Sierra Wireless mobile internet key offers not only blazing fast download speeds but it's also easy to use; you just plug it into your computer and you are good to go."

The Sierra Wireless AirCard 319U 4G Internet Key is an ultra portable, easy-to-use mobile solution for internet users who want to take advantage of Dual Cell's download speed of up to 42 Mbps. It is backwards compatible to HSPA+ and offers the Sierra Wireless Watcher connection manager software to help users monitor their local or international data usage.

"Sierra Wireless is thrilled to support TELUS in its commitment to provide the best available wireless technology to Canadian customers," said Dan Schieler, senior vice-president and general manager, Mobile Computing for Sierra Wireless. "The Sierra Wireless AirCard 319U is uniquely designed to work the way our customers need it to work - on the fly, in tight spaces, and fast. It offers a great solution for anyone who wants to live a truly mobile life."

Telus Corp. (NYSE: TU; Toronto: T)

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