TELUS selected as Ville de Montréal’s primary telecommunications partner in ten-year deal estimated at $87 million
TELUS’ full suite of IP-based services to modernize city’s telecommunications infrastructure
Montreal, QC – TELUS today announced a new partnership with Ville de Montréal in which TELUS will provide and manage Internet Protocol (IP) based voice and data services for the city’s more than 300 administrative offices across the island. The contract is valued at $87 million over ten years.
“Today, Ville de Montréal has placed their trust in TELUS to upgrade their communications services to our state-of-the-art IP technology,” said Karen Radford, president of TELUS Québec. “We are honored to have been selected as the Ville de Montréal’s primary telecommunications partner. TELUS’ 4 500 team members in Quebec are eager to bring the benefits of our solutions to the city’s extensive operations.”
In July, 2007, Ville de Montréal requested proposals from telecommunications providers for modernizing the city’s communications infrastructure. Objectives for the project included simplifying communications management processes, containing costs, and enabling future applications.
TELUS will provide managed telecommunications services including voice, data, and IP solutions to the Ville de Montréal. The advanced telecommunications framework supports the city’s goals of accessing a cost-effective infrastructure that meets their current requirements and, at the same time, provides a secure IP backbone for new services and solutions. TELUS was the first to bring a national IP network to Canada, setting a North American industry standard. Migration from the city’s previous technology to TELUS’ centralized IP-based communications platform will begin in the fall of 2008.
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