Bell has introduced its Fibe TV service to Quebec City with high-speed fibre optic technology available directly to residences and businesses beginning March 12th. The $220 million investment is the largest ‘fibre to the home’ network rollout of its kind in Canada, supporting enhanced competition and choice in Québec with the latest broadband TV, Internet and Home [...]
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. [...]
The number of wireless telephone subscribers in Canada topped 25.5 million at the end of September 2011 according to numbers compiled by industry trade group, the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA).
That number was up 6.2% from 24 million at the end of September 2010 and up just under 4% year to date.
In a broadcasting decision handed down today, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) says Bell Mobility has violated the regulator’s New Media Exemption broadcasting orders.
After a complaint by Telus Communications, the federal regulator investigated and found that Bell had given itself a significant competitive advantage by entering into exclusive agreements for the mobile rights to popular National Hockey League (NHL) and National Football League (NFL) content.
In its annual report released last week, Canada’s Commissioner for Complaints for Telecommunications Services (CCTS) is reporting an increase in telecom consumer complaints for the fourth straight year.
The commission handles a wide range of complaints about products and services offered in the telecommunications sector including: home telephone, wired and wireless internet access services, long distance telephone services wireless services, directory and operator services.
>The LG Optimus LTE smartphone, which launched in South Korea last month, will be launched in Canada in coming weeks by Bell Mobility. It will be the second LTE smartphone offered by Bell following the HTC Raider.
Features of the device include LG’s Optimus LTE features a 4.5″ 720p HD display, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, HSPA+ and 4G LTE connectivity, an 8-megapixel rear camera, 1.3-megapixel front facing camera, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, a 1,830mAh battery, HDMI output, DLNA, WiFi, WiFi Direct, 2GB of internal storage, and a preloaded 8GB microSD card.
Bell Mobility this week announced the expansion of its next generation 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) wireless network service into areas around Halifax Nova Scotia and Belleville Ontario.
Halifax and Belleville join areas of Toronto, Mississauga, Hamilton, Kitchener-Waterloo and Guelph with access to the new LTE network.
Loblaw, Canada’s largest supermarket chain, has announced plans to to open more than 200 full-service Mobile shops within its stores by the end of 2012. The Mobile Shop is a part of PC Telecom, a division of Loblaws Inc.
The company says it has already opened shops at select Loblaw stores in Ontario and is quickly expanding into British Columbia, Alberta and Atlantic Canada. Loblaw says it expects to have nearly 100 locations up and running by the end of 2011.