Telus Sees Smartphone Data Usage Leap 27% in One Quarter

Vancouver-based telecommunications giant Telus increased its revenue by 4% to $2.66 billion during the second quarter of 2012, the company reported today. Telus also grew earnings per share by 2%, hauling in $328 in net income. 

In terms of subscribers, Telus managed to gain 112,000 net new post-paid wireless customers. The national telco also grew its average revenue per user by 2.4%, which has actually been a rare metric to see climb this year. The new influx of smartphone users saw wireless data usage jump 27% in the quarter.

In addition, Telus added 42,000 television subscribers. The company has now nearly 600,000 in total, or 48% more than in the second quarter of 2011.

Telus is currently mired in a battle with Globalive Wireless, the parent company of discount carrier Wind Mobile.

Telus Corp.
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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