Telus has officially surpassed Bell in mobile subscribers to take the number two wireless provider spot in Canada, according to quarterly results released Feb. 13.
Bloomberg reports that Telus Corp. had 7.81 million subscribers in December compared to long time rival Bell Canada Enterprises 7.78 million. It’s the first time Telus has bested the country’s oldest communication company in back-to- back quarters.
Both BCE and Telus sit behind Rogers Communications Inc., which reported 9.503 million wireless subscribers last quarter.
Telus CEO Darren Entwistle said the success is due in part with the company’s focus on advanced broadband technology and an ‘unwavering commitment to deliver exceptional client experiences.’
BCE is still a larger company overall. It posted a revenue of a $5.38 billion of last quarter compared to Telus’ $2.95 billion.