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News | 11/09/2006 5:00 am EST

Bell performing better on traditional business
Bell Canada has improved the performance of its traditional local telephony and long distance businesses, the company reported in its third quarter financial results conference call on November 1. George Cope, president and COO of the incumbent telephone company, said during the call that local line erosion was down considerably in the third quarter compared to line losses in the second quarter. He noted that while a lot of the improved performance has to do with the seasonality of the business, there are signs that erosion may be stabilizing. In the third quarter Bell reported local line losses of 71,000 compared to 134,000 in the second quarter.

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