Bell Canada reported that in Q1 it added 47,463 new Fibe TV IPTV customers in Q1 2013, up 41.9 percent from the same period a year ago, a factor that helped it stem traditional wireline voice revenue losses.
In today's spotlight, FierceIPTV takes a look at a lawsuit that Toronto-based technology companies NorthVu and MediaTube filed against Bell Canada and Bell Aliant.
A pair of Toronto-based technology companies, NorthVu and MediaTube, believe that Bell Canada and Bell Aliant infringed on their patent when they launched IPTV services. The pair have filed suit seeking at least $350 million.
Bell Canada is extending its ISP capabilities beyond connectivity by bringing McAfee security services to its end-users.
CenturyLink may be following the growing usage-based billing (UBB) trend where service providers place usage caps on bandwidth consumption, but the telco's policies are anything but clear for its end users.
Bell Canada on Tuesday cleared another major hurdle in its effort to acquire Astral Media when it got the Competition Bureau's approval to proceed with the proposed acquisition. The telco still needs to get the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission's (CRTC) approval.
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) on Thursday released the wholesale rates for broadband access services that competitive ISPs like TekSavvy will purchase from the country's incumbents like Bell Canada to deliver services to their customer bases.
Telecom giant Bell Canada reported fourth quarter 2012 earnings this week that showcased a 45 percent jump in net earnings--although just 4.5 percent after adjustments--as well as improvement in access line losses and its IPTV footprint.
Bell Canada will continue to aggressively pursue an IPTV business to overcome what a carrier executive concedes is a "challenged" traditional wireline business, extending the footprint where service is available and introducing a wireless set-top box toward the end of 2013.
Incumbent telecom service providers in Canada are campaigning for a relaxation on that country's rules on foreign ownership of their firms. Western Canadian service provider Telus is the latest firm to stoke that debate.