BCE Inc. is ready to compete with new wireless entrants if Canada’s foreign ownership rules are relaxed, says the company’s president and CEO, George Cope. In an interview with BNN Thursday, Cope said BCE disagreed with the government’s decision to allow Globalive Communications Corp. permission to operate in Canada under foreign ownership rules, but the company has moved on. “We can’t compete with the regulator but we’ll compete for customers,” he said. “We believe we have a competitive advantage on any of the new entrants,” he added, referring to new players in Canada’s wireless market. Last December, the Conservative government overturned a CRTC ruling that allowed Gloabalive to operate in Canada. BCE announced fourth quarter revenues Thursday that were up 3.9 per cent from the same time last year, for a total of $4.65 billion. Cope told BNN that the speed of wireless service is important to competition. Cope said Bell Canada’s new HSPA wireless network will improve the performance of the network and give the company a competitive advantage. The company’s ability to bundle services in markets like Quebec, where it will soon compete with Videotron in the wireless sector, will give it an advantage over some of the new entrants, Cope said.