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Bell-MTS acquisition completed

telecom | 03/17/2017 4:12 pm EDT

The purchase of Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. by BCE Inc. has officially closed, Bell said in a press release Friday. “Uniting the local and national strengths of MTS and Bell Canada, the new Bell MTS will bring unprecedented investment and innovation in broadband communications to Manitoba, including the rollout of next-generation Fibe services and Canada's fastest-ranked wireless network,” the release said. Following the departure of former MTS CEO Jay Forbes, Bell has appointed Dan McKeen to lead the company as vice-chair of Bell MTS and Western Canada. McKeen will keep his existing role as senior vice-president of small business, while CFO Glen LeBlanc will take over McKeen’s former role as vice chair of Bell Aliant. The company also said it has officially launched LTE service in...

Bell Aliant launches Gigabit Internet in Atlantic

telecom | 09/29/2015 3:35 pm EDT

BCE Inc.’s Bell Aliant announced Tuesday it has enhanced its FibreOP Internet service for Atlantic Canada by increasing download speeds up to 1 Gbps. Bell Aliant said in a press release that the service, called Gigabit FibreOP, will initially offer customers download speeds of 940 Mbps and will later increase to a full gigabit in 2016. “Gigabit FibreOP is available in more than 100 communities across Atlantic Canada,” Dan McKeen, senior vice-president of residential services at Bell Aliant, said in the release. “Residents in communities big and small now have access...

Bell Aliant opens new data centre in N.B.

Media | 06/08/2015 6:19 pm EDT

BCE Inc.’s Bell Aliant announced Monday that its new data centre in Saint John, N.B. is now fully functional and open for business. The new $25 million data centre met the Tier III certification from the Uptime Institute,...

Mandating wholesale FTTH would be ‘another risk factor’: Bell

telecom | 11/26/2014 9:53 pm EST

GATINEAU, Que. — BCE Inc. told the CRTC Wednesday that many of its customers could be delayed from upgrading to an Internet connection faster than what's available through fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) if smaller Internet service providers receive the right to buy wholesale space on fibre-to-the-home networks (FTTH)....

BCE completes acquisition of Bell Aliant

Media | 11/03/2014 3:06 pm EST

BCE Inc. said Monday that its acquisition of Bell Aliant Inc. is complete. It said that on Friday, it gained control through compulsory acquisition of the last 12 million shares of Bell Aliant that had not been tendered. Before...