Telus is a Canadian national telecommunications company with headquarters in Metro Vancouver, British Columbia. Founded in 1990, it now has $11.8 billion of annual revenue and 13.5 million customer connections, including 8 million wireless subscribers, 3.2 million wireline network access lines, 1.45 million Internet subscribers and 888,000 TELUS TV customers.  


Verizon is a US telecoms company based in New York. It was formed in 2000 following the merger of Bell Atlantic with GTE. It now has 178,500 employees, and 2013 annual revenue of $120.6 billion.