BCE Inc.’s latest earnings report shows the company made $532 million in profits in the first quarter of 2015, down from $615 million in same period last year. Despite the 13.5 per cent year-on-year drop in profits, the company said it increased operating revenue by 2.8 per cent to $5.24 billion and added subscribers in its wireless, broadband and IPTV divisions. Wireless revenue was up 9.7 per cent in the quarter, the company said, to $1.64 billion, compared with $1.49 billion in the same period last year. The company added more postpaid customers and saw improved average revenue per user as more customers switched to two-year plans, the company said, while wireless data revenues grew by 24.4 per cent in the quarter. Data now accounts for more than half of Bell’s wireless revenue, the company said. The company’s total wireless subscriber base grew to 7.15 million, up 4.6 per cent from the year before. Bell said revenue from its wireline services, including home phone and broadband, increased 0.3 per cent to $3.03 billion in the quarter. The company added 39,650 broadband subscribers to end the quarter with 3.3 million, up 4.3 per cent from the year before, and added 60,863 subscribers to its IPTV offerings, to end the quarter up 36.8 per cent at 990,325. Bell Media posted revenue growth of 0.6 per cent in the quarter, up to $726 million from $722 million in the same period last year. The company said it had higher TV advertising revenue from special events including the Academy Awards and the Super Bowl, which is currently the subject of Bell appeal of a CRTC ruling.