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TELUS Network as a Service now makes it easy for Canadian businesses to deploy and optimize their own secure and reliable software-defined networks.
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TELUS transforms how Canadian businesses build and manage their networks

Wednesday, July 19, 2017, 12:00 AM

TELUS Network as a Service, powered by Nuage Networks from Nokia, makes it easy for Canadian businesses to deploy and optimize their own secure and reliable software-defined networks.

Toronto – TELUS and Nuage Networks from Nokia have joined forces to launch TELUS Network as a Service (NaaS), an innovative new software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) solution that enables businesses to virtually build, manage and cloud-optimize their networks quickly, easily and cost-effectively through a flexible self-serve platform.

For Canadian businesses, establishing or expanding a network, or changing its configuration, can be a complex, expensive and time-consuming process. In fact, according to IDC Analyst Connection, 80 per cent of Canadian organizations agree that simplifying management of their networks would be a significant business benefit.1 At a time where IT teams and budgets are already stretched thin, a new network initiative can divert IT resources and focus from strategic projects that drive growth and profitability.

“Businesses looking to grow can be challenged by lengthy lead times and the complex IT required to build or change a network,” said Navin Arora, Senior Vice-President of Business Solutions at TELUS. “TELUS Network as a Service is a game-changer for Canadian businesses, helping them optimize their IT and reduce costs. Our cloud-based integrated connectivity platform is fast, easy to install and has self-serve capabilities; making it convenient for businesses looking for managed services.”

TELUS NaaS can reduce network deployment time by up to 80 per cent, and provides full line of sight to network performance data. Businesses can enjoy cloud-optimization through improved network performance and customizable policies that ensure mission-critical traffic, like VoIP, is prioritized over other types of traffic.

Robust firewalls along with a 99.9 per cent uptime guarantee and automatic wireless LTE backup in the event the primary connection fails ensures data is safe and protected to prevent costly system downtime.

The solution can be installed over any TELUS Internet solution and those of most other providers, making it available to businesses across Canada.

“TELUS is seizing the benefits of SD-WAN technology and the greater automation and flexibility it brings to its business customers,” said Nuage Networks from Nokia founder and Chief Executive Officer, Sunil Khandekar. “Our technology provides a flexible and open SD-WAN infrastructure that can serve as a foundation for TELUS’ next-generation WAN offerings.”

For more information visit telus.com/NaaS.

About TELUS
TELUS (TSX: T, NYSE: TU) is Canada’s fastest-growing national telecommunications company, with $12.9 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 1.1 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. TELUS is also Canada's largest healthcare IT provider, and TELUS International delivers business process solutions around the globe.

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 7.7 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Created in 2005 by President and CEO Darren Entwistle, 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.

For more information about TELUS, please visit telus.com.

  1. IDC Analyst Connection, 2017

For more information:
Ryan Bazeley
TELUS Media Relations
604.230.3268
ryan.bazeley@telus.com