Bell Canada Enterprises Inc. invested $515 million during the first quarter of 2011, the company said Thursday. The investments were concentrated on Bell’s deployment of broadband fibre in Ontario and Québec, a release said. Bell said the investment represented a 16.8 per cent increase over the same period last year. The company announced that it intends to deploy fourth-generation LTE wireless services "in certain Canadian markets in 2011." Rogers Communications Inc. has also said it will launch LTE this year, and Telus Corp. is planning a launch for early 2012. Both Rogers and Bell have said they intend to launch LTE first. Bell said Thursday its wireless client base reached 7,247,340 by the end of the quarter, an increase of 5.2 per cent compared to last year. For wireless services, the company said it added 80,648 postpaid net additions compared to 81,212 added in the first quarter last year. Smartphones represented 55 per cent of postpaid gross activations, compared to 35 per cent last year, Bell said. Prepaid customers declined 75,356 in the first quarter compared to 25,587 last year. Bell said high-speed Internet subscribers increased by 13,161 in the first quarter, a 25.7 per cent hike from the same period last year. Total TV subscribers increased by 7,663 compared to 19,889 during the first quarter of 2010. The company said its wireline operating revenues decreased by 2.7 per cent during the quarter. Bell said its five strategic imperatives are to improve customer service, accelerate wireless, leverage wireline momentum, invest in broadband networks and services, and achieve a competitive cost structure.