Bell Canada’s Let’s Talk Day is Coming January 27th: Text, Call, Tweet, Share and Support Mental Health

Bell Let’s Talk Day is this January 27th, 2016, in support of mental health.

Bell Launches Gigabit Fibe Internet in Toronto

Bell today announced the launch of what it’s calling “North America’s fastest internet” in Toronto. The new Gigabit Fibe service will be rolled out to 1.1 million Toronto homes and businesses, with 50,000 gaining access this summer. The company also indicated that it would be launching the service in other cities across Ontario, Quebec and […]

BCE and Astral Get CRTC Approval to Complete Merger on July 5

The $3.2 billion acquisition of Astral Media by BCE has gained approval from the CRTC as of June 27th. On July 5, 2013 the two long-established Montréal companies will begin ramping up competition in the Canadian broadcasting sector, said George Cope, CEO of Bell and BCE. However, the media giants will have to compete with […]

Bell Unveils Canada’s First Wireless TV Receiver

The hassle of running cable through your house to connect your TV is coming to an end. Bell has launched a new Fibe TV Wireless Receiver, which enables customers to enjoy up to 5 additional TVs anywhere in the home. Wade Oosterman, President of Bell Mobility, discusses the exclusive product: “The new Fibe TV Wireless […]

Why is the Competition Bureau Suing Bell, Rogers & Telus?

Canada’s three leading wireless carriers are being sued by the Competition Bureau for misleading consumers. Bell Canada, Telus, Rogers, as well as the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA), will face legal action over “misleading” advertising of texting services. The Competition Bureau concluded, after a five month investigation, that the three telecom incumbents, along with the […]

BCE Buys Astral Media for $3.4B

BCE Inc plans to acquire Astral Media in a $50-a-share cash-and-stock deal putting the price tag at $3.38 billion. The acquisition, announced on March 16th, will strengthen BCE’s telecommunications assets in Quebec and drastically improve its competitive position against other rivals, notably Quebecor. BCE CEO George Cope said in a statement: “Bell’s acquisition of Astral […]

NFL Supporting BCE in CRTC Battle

The National Football League is on BCE Inc.’s side in its latest battle with the Canadian Radio and Television Commission. Recall that in December, the CRTC ruled that BCE would not be permitted to restrict mobile broadcasts of hockey and football games to only Bell Mobility subscribers. BCE also owns broadcast networks CTV and TSN. […]

IPTV in Canada: An update

In 2005, cable companies began offering cable telephony , also known as VoIP or digital phone service, to its customers for the first time. Since that time, the big four cable companies – Cogeco, Rogers, Shaw, and Videotron have taken more than 386 million landline phone customers away from the big Canadian telephone companies.

To offset losses in telecommunications, Bell Canada, Bell Aliant, MTS, Sasktel, Tbaytel, and Telus have decided to take on the cable companies by offering cable customers IPTV or Internet Protocol television, a technology that enables telephone companies (Telcos) to deliver television programming through phones lines.

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