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  1. SaskTel's Bottom Line Potentially at Risk in New Assessment

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    Earlier this week, SaskTel released its high-level risk assessment report regarding the potential impacts that BCE acquiring Manitoba Telecom Services may have on SaskTel. The review, which was completed by Mark H. Goldberg & Associates Inc., provided an analysis of risks which will become part...
  2. BCE to Acquire Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. for $3.9 Billion-Bell Promises to Bring Faster Service to All Manitoban Subscribers

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    Today, Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. (MTS) was acquired by the Bell group of companies in a transaction valued at approximately $3.9 billion. MTS has a long history going all the way back to 1908, as the descendant company of Manitoba Government Telephones, and this is not the first time the...
  3. Telus To Expand Fiber-Optic Internet in Vancouver

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    Telus Corp. announced last week that it plans to spend $1-billion in fiber-optic expansion in Vancouver, in a new strategic move. According to an article in the Globe and Mail, the new step is part of a larger capital spending push by Telus and other telephone companies such as BCE Inc. to...
  4. Netflix Competitor CraveTV to be Offered to All Internet Users in Canada

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    BCE’s CraveTV has announced that it will be making the Internet-streaming TV service available to all Internet users in Canada at the beginning of 2016. BCE’s Chief Executive Officer, George Cope, said the company's streaming service will expand its base of household targets from 3.5 million to...
  5. BCE Buys Astral Media for $3.4B

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    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...
  6. NFL Supporting BCE in CRTC Battle

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    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...
  7. BCE reports Q3 2011 results

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    Bell Canada Enterprises (BCE), Canada's largest communications company, today reported financial results for the third quarter of 2011. BCE, which includes Bell Canada, Bell Aliant, Bell Media, Virgin Mobile, and the Source, reported a 8.7% increase in operating revenues to $4.9 billion and a...
  8. Average Bell Mobility customer spends $51.68 a month

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    The average Bell Mobility customer spent $51.67 a month on wireless services in the first quarter of 2011, up 3.2% from $50.07 in the same quarter of 2010 according to figures from Bell's recent financial statements. The average post-paid customer spent $62.51 per month with Bell in the first...
  9. Bell TV expands its IPTV footprint to more than 800,000 households

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    In financial results released today BCE said it continues to expand its Internet Protocol Television capable footprint in communities across Ontario and Québec. During the first three months of 2011, the Bell IPTV footprint grew by 60% to encompass more than 800,000 households in Toronto and...
  10. Big Four cable companies now have over 3.6 million telephone customers

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    It has now been six years since cable telephony first launched in this country and the number of Canadians receiving cable telephone service from Canada's big four cable companies - Rogers, Shaw, Vidéotron and Cogeco - is now over 3.6 million subscribers. By comparison, Canada’s traditional...
  11. BCE reports fourth quarter results

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    Bell Canada Enterprises (BCE), Canada's largest communications company, today reported fourth quarter and full year financial results for 2010. In the final quarter of 2010, BCE, which includes Bell Canada, Bell Aliant, Virgin Mobile, and the Source, reported a 0.9% increase in operating...
  12. Hearings into BCE takeover of CTV announced for February

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    In a Broadcasting Notice of Consultation released yesterday, the CRTC has announced that it will hold hearings on the acquisition of CTV Globemedia by BCE Inc. beginning on February 8th, 2011. The deal, which was announced in September, would see BCE Inc. acquire complete ownership of CTV...
  13. BCE reports third quarter results

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    Bell Canada Enterprises (BCE), Canada's largest communications company, last week reported financial results for the third quarter of 2010. BCE, which includes Bell Canada, Bell Aliant, Virgin Mobile, and the Source, reported a 1.3% increase in operating revenues to $4.5 billion and an 11.1%...
  14. BCE reports second quarter results

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    Bell Canada Enterprises (BCE), Canada's largest communications company, today reported financial results for the second quarter of 2010. BCE, which includes Bell Canada, Bell Aliant, Virgin Mobile, and the Source, reported a 3.3% increase in operating revenues to $4.4 billion and 22.0% increase...
  15. Revenues at Bell Canada Enterprises up 3.9%

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    Bell Canada Enterprises (BCE), Canada's largest communications company, today reported financial results for the fourth quarter of 2009. BCE, which includes Bell Canada, Bell Aliant, Telesat, Virgin Mobile, and the Source, reported a 3.9% increase in operating revenues and 12.8% increase in...
  16. BCE income and earnings up in third quarter

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    Bell Canada Enterprises (BCE), Canada's largest communications company, today reported financial results for the third quarter of 2009. BCE, which includes Bell Canada, Bell Aliant and Telesat, reported a a modest 0.5% increase in operating revenues to $4.46 billion when compared to the same...
  17. BCE says privatization may not proceed

    Internet, Landline and Wireless Phone
    The $42 billion takeover of Bell Canada Enterprises (BCE) Inc., scheduled to occur on December 11th may not proceed according to a statement issued today by the company. Watch BCE shares come tumbling down today!
  18. Bell Canada reports third quarter results

    Bell Canada Home Phone and Internet
    BCE Inc., Canada's largest communications company, today reported BCE and Bell Canada results for the third quarter of 2008. Gains at wireless, weakness at wireline, video and internet relatively flat. Subscriber numbers and more info on the linked page
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