Telus posts 23 pct jump in profit on wireless strength

TORONTO Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:41am EST

TORONTO Feb 15 (Reuters) - Telus Corp, a major Canadian telecom company, posted a 23 percent rise in quarterly profit on Friday, helped by strong growth in its wireless business.

The Vancouver-based company said it had net income of C$291 milllion, or 89 Canadian cents a share, in the three months to the end of December, compared to C$237 million, or 76 cents a share, a year ago.

Operating revenue rose 6 percent to C$2.85 billion.