TELUS ushers in next generation of IoT connectivity with LTE-M network

Purpose-built, 5G-ready LTE-M network is available today across Canada

Vancouver, B.C. – TELUS is announcing the launch of its LTE-M low-power wide-area (LPWA) network, which is live today and provides the most comprehensive LTE-M coverage in Canada. LTE-M coverage is available across British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada, plus major centres in Manitoba.

The TELUS LTE-M network delivers a strong wireless connection to IoT devices while requiring minimal power for each transmission, helping to prolong the battery life of connected devices. This is crucial for large-scale IoT deployments and devices located in remote areas as it saves time and maintenance resources while increasing device uptime. Whether it is a sensor in a farmer’s field to measure precise rainfall accumulation or a mobile tracking device that reports the location of a shipping container as it crosses the country, the TELUS LTE-M network provides secure, reliable connectivity for IoT deployments of any size.

TELUS’ LTE-M network is built on licensed cellular standards-based technology, which offers a higher quality of service, greater reliability and carrier-grade security.

TELUS’ LTE-M network is designed to be fully compatible with 5G technologies and will support low-power wide-area IoT applications such as smart cities, logistics and agriculture well into the 5G future.

“TELUS is committed to empowering the IoT ecosystem in Canada, from providing connectivity with a world-class LTE-M network to supporting the companies and developers that will create the innovative IoT solutions of the future,” said Michael Cihra, TELUS VP of IoT. “TELUS’ network provides the most comprehensive LTE-M coverage in Canada, allowing for endless possibilities for IoT applications. We can’t wait to see how our customers and developer partners leverage that power to improve Canadians’ lives with IoT technologies.”

IoT developers will play a key role in bringing Canada’s IoT ecosystem to life and TELUS is launching several tools to help developers drive Canadian innovation. These tools include:

TELUS LTE-M Starter Kit: this kit will enable developers and tech companies to rapidly prototype cellular connected IoT devices utilizing TELUS’s LTE-M network. TELUS LTE-M Asset Monitor: a certified device that can plug into existing applications on day one to collect data such as location, motion, and temperature. Certified LTE-M modules: a selection of low-cost LTE-M modules that are approved for use with the TELUS network to accelerate deployment.

Additionally, to promote the growth and success of the IoT industry in Canada, TELUS also announced the launch of the TELUS Technology Incubator. The Incubator’s first stream will focus on IoT startups and is operated in partnership with Calgary Technologies. Through the Incubator, TELUS will provide direct support to IoT startups, supplying access to both tools and industry experts to help bring their visions to life. Applications for the incubator will be open November 1 and more details can be found here.

Full details on the TELUS LTE-M network can be found at telus.com/lpwa.

About TELUS TELUS (TSX: T, NYSE: TU) is Canada’s fastest-growing national telecommunications company, with $13.8 billion of annual revenue and 13.1 million subscriber connections, including 9.0 million wireless subscribers, 1.8 million high-speed Internet subscribers, 1.3 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, video and home security. 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 $525 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered more than 8.7 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Created in 2005 by President and CEO Darren Entwistle, TELUS’ 13 Canadian community boards and 5 International boards have led the Company’s support of grassroots charities and have contributed more than $67 million in support of 6,283 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.

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Media Contact Doug Self TELUS Media Relations douglas.self@telus.com 403-616-8741