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Karen Sheriff joins Bell board of directors

telecom | 03/08/2017 5:50 pm EST

Former Bell Aliant president Karen Sheriff has joined the BCE Inc. board of directors, the company said in a Wednesday press release. “We are delighted that Karen Sheriff has agreed to bring her wealth of strategic and operational leadership experience and her deep knowledge of the Canadian communications sector to the service of our shareholders as a Director of BCE," board chairman Gordon Nixon said in the release Sheriff joined Q9 Networks Inc. in 2014, following Bell’s buyout of Bell Aliant. Q9 was later also acquired by...

Companies seeking injunction for Bell’s IPTV technology

telecom | 06/20/2016 9:08 pm EDT

Whether a patent encompasses technology used by BCE Inc.’s IPTV service will be a central issue as a patent case two-plus years in the making gets its date in court Tuesday.   The Federal Court in Toronto was scheduled to hear the patent infringement case brought against Bell, and its Atlantic Canada arm Bell Aliant, by television providers MediaTube Corp. and NorthVu Inc. The statement of claim was initially filed on April 23, 2013. At issue is patent 477, which the plaintiffs allege to be theirs and under use by Bell in its IPTV products. The system...

Bell Aliant jobs being outsourced to India: union

telecom | 08/26/2015 8:37 pm EDT

Jobs with BCE Inc.’s Bell Aliant operations in Atlantic Canada are being outsourced to India despite a commitment from Bell when it took full control of Aliant's operations last year to protect these jobs, according to a...

Karen Sheriff to lead Q9 Networks

telecom | 11/25/2014 3:27 pm EST

Q9 Network Inc., a Toronto-based provider of data centre services, said Tuesday that Bell Aliant CEO Karen Sheriff would become its president and CEO as of Jan. 5. Sheriff has been CEO of Bell Aliant since 2008. She is slated to...

Rogers ranked fastest Canadian ISP by PCMag.com

telecom | 10/10/2014 7:47 pm EDT

For the second year in a row, PCMag.com has named Rogers Communications Inc. the fastest Internet service provider in Canada. The online technology publication gave Rogers a score of 30.3, which is based on a compilation of...

BCE says most Aliant common shares tendered

Media | 10/03/2014 4:01 pm EDT

BCE Inc. and Bell Aliant Inc. said Friday that a vast majority of the common shares of the latter have been tendered to the former, and that the whole deal should be completed on or around the end of this month. The companies...

Bell Aliant makes concession on Ontera purchase

telecom | 10/01/2014 7:28 pm EDT

The Competition Bureau said Wednesday that Bell Aliant Inc. has responded to the bureau's concerns surrounding its purchase of an Ontario-government-owned telecommunications provider. The bureau said in a press release Bell Aliant has agreed to lease a "significant portion" of Ontera's fibre network in northern Ontario to Eastlink. The bureau said it was concerned the proposed acquisition of Ontera by Bell Aliant would "substantially lessen and/or prevent competition in the sale of wireline telecommunications services in up to 16 northern Ontario communities ... "...

First phase of Bell Aliant buyout completed

telecom | 09/22/2014 3:51 pm EDT

BCE Inc. said in a press release Monday that it expects to complete, by Sept. 24, the purchase of the Bell Aliant Inc. shares it is acquiring in its buyout of the company. The company said that “81.2% of Bell Aliant...

Bell Aliant posts higher profits after buyout deal

telecom | 08/01/2014 7:10 pm EDT

Bell Aliant Inc. on Friday reported profits in the second quarter of 2014 that were slightly higher than the previous quarter, days after the company said it had reached a deal to become a wholly owned part of BCE Inc....

Savings, simplification cited in BCE takeover of Bell Aliant

telecom | 07/23/2014 8:38 pm EDT

Saving money, simplifying operations and creating a stronger telecom competitor in Atlantic Canada were among the reasons cited for why BCE Inc. is seeking ownership of all parts of Bell Aliant Inc....

Bell Aliant expands fibre network in Quebec

telecom | 07/15/2014 3:39 pm EDT

Bell Aliant Inc. is expanding its fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network to seven Quebec communities, the company said Tuesday. The company will spend about $70 million to extend its FibreOP service to Alma, Saint-Félicien,...

BCE earnings up as wireless, media divisions boost revenue

Media | 05/06/2014 2:52 pm EDT

BCE Inc. improved its bottom line in this year’s first quarter as wireless data revenue surged and last year’s purchase of Astral Media contributed to its overall revenue. Revenue was up...

Bell Aliant expanding FibreOp to Sturgeon Falls, Ont.

telecom | 12/03/2013 9:01 pm EST

Bell Aliant Inc. is expanding its FibreOp fibre-to-the-home network to Sturgeon Falls, Ont., the company said. Bell Aliant, which BCE Inc. has 44 per cent stake in, expanded the network last month to Bay Roberts, Carbonear,...

Bell Aliant reports fall in profits

Media | 10/31/2013 9:56 pm EDT

Bell Aliant Inc. reported a profit of $81 million for the three-month period ending Sept. 30, falling $7 million from the same time period a year earlier. The company, which is controlled by BCE Inc. through a 44 per cent stake,...

Bell Aliant expands FibreOp in N.L.

telecom | 10/22/2013 9:23 pm EDT

Bell Aliant Inc. is expanding its FibreOp fibre-to-the-home network to Bay Roberts, Carbonear, Torbay, Portugal Cove-St. Philip's and Clarenville, N.L., the company said. Bell Aliant, which is controlled by BCE Inc. through a...

BCE may buy out Bell Aliant after 2015: analyst

telecom | 10/10/2013 9:06 pm EDT

BCE Inc. may try to acquire full ownership of Bell Aliant Inc. to boost its free cash flow and shareholder dividends, likely sometime after 2015, RBC analyst Drew McReynolds said. In a research note released Thursday, McReynolds said BCE, which currently owns a 44-per cent stake in Bell Aliant, could attempt to buy out the remaining 56 per cent in the company to support future growth opportunities following its recent acquisition of Astral Media Inc. Any such acquisition, he said, would give BCE access to Bell Aliant’s free cash flow, and would provide the fully merged company with...

Bell Aliant extending FibreOp to North Bay

telecom | 07/17/2013 8:00 pm EDT

Bell Aliant Inc. is expanding its FibreOp fibre-to-the-home TV and Internet service to North Bay, Ont., the company said. In a release Wednesday, Bell Aliant said it will spend $13 million to roll out its fibre network past...