Bell Canada, an operating subsidiary of BCE Inc., reported that its Bell Fibe TV subscriber base totaled 580,643 at the end of the second quarter, up 67.7 percent from the same period a year ago.
Bell Canada is sharpening its customer service focus in the Atlantic Canada region by acquiring two customer call centers in New Brunswick as part of its broader strategy to improve customer service.
BCE, the parent company of Bell Canada, is going to privatize its Atlantic Canada affiliate Bell Aliant by acquiring the interest of its public minority shareholders while supporting its FibreOP fiber to the home (FTTH) broadband growth initiatives.
Bell Aliant has set Quebec as the next target for its FibreOP service, announcing that it is investing $70 million to extend the reach of its fiber to the home (FTTH) network to 125,000 premises in seven Quebec communities.
Bell Canada has responded to the need for greater in-home Wi-Fi speed by introducing its 802.11ac-based Home Hub Internet modem and Wi-Fi router for its growing Fibe Internet customer base.
Allstream, Manitoba Telecom Services' business services subsidiary, has added the Metro Ethernet Forum's Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certification to its growing list of amenities to attract new multi-site business customers.
Comcast continues to make a more dominant presence on Netflix's monthly Speed Index, rising from No. 4 to No. 3 in average streaming speeds among major U.S. Internet service providers for April, reports FierceOnlineVideo.
Fiber-to-the-home-based IPTV service Fibe TV helped Bell Canada offset ongoing declines in its traditional wireline business in the first quarter.
Telcos in Canada like Bell Aliant, Bell Canada and Telus are using their fiber optic networks to cut into the cable TV business stronghold and bring in their own batches of video subscribers, a research group says.
Bell Canada doubled the amount of net broadband customer additions, adding 15,690 subscribers during the fourth quarter, up from the 7,269 customers it added in the fourth quarter of 2012. At the end of 2013, Bell had a total 2.18 million broadband customers, a 2.7 percent increase over 2012.