TELUS wins Government of Ontario competitive RFP process to provide and manage province-wide telecommunications network
Internet Protocol technology enables flexible and innovative public service
September 13, 2006 - Toronto, Ontario - TELUS today announced it has been selected by the Government of Ontario’s Ministry of Government Services to provide, manage and supply its portfolio of network services, including IT security, for the entire network of the Government of Ontario. The five-year contract is valued at $140M.
“TELUS is delighted to partner with the Government of Ontario to support e.government and the innovative delivery of public services with leading Internet Protocol (IP) technology,” said Darren Entwistle, TELUS President and CEO.
“The contract with the Government of Ontario is another step forward in the continued advancement of the national growth strategy that TELUS initiated in 2000. TELUS was the first to bring a national IP network to Canada, setting a North American industry standard. Today, the Ontario government has recognized the value that our investment in IP technology provides. Backed by TELUS, Ontarians will now have access to industry-leading public services through the most secure, robust and ubiquitous network.”
TELUS will provide the Government of Ontario with fully managed services including all network components and a superior IT security solution suite that recognizes the importance of information security to the public sector and to the citizens of Ontario.
TELUS has 5,200 team members in Ontario and since 2000 has invested approximately $7.5 billion in the province. In that time, TELUS and its employees have also contributed $25 million to a variety of charities, organizations and local partnerships in Ontario.
TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $8.4 billion of annual revenue and 10.4 million customer connections including 4.7 million wireless subscribers, 4.6 million wireline network access lines and 1.05 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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