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Bell's 4G LTE wireless network now faster than ever

      --  Data speeds increase up to 45% on Canada's largest LTE network     --  Even faster mobile access to the Internet and apps like Bell         Mobile TV     --  Bell extending the world's fastest mobile network technology to         rural and remote locations across Canada  MONTRÉAL, Aug. 26, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Bell today announced it has increased  4G LTE network speeds up to 45%, giving customers even faster mobile access to  the Internet and apps like mobile TV on Canada's largest LTE network.  "Bell is committed to bringing the world's best wireless communications  technologies to Canadians everywhere, and we're proud to announce  significantly faster mobile data speeds in more places." said Wade Oosterman,  President of Bell Mobility. "More than 4 in 5 Canadians can now access Bell's  4G LTE service, and we're growing coverage to over 98% of the population by  the end of 2015 with our LTE rollouts to rural and remote locations across the  country."  Bell LTE download speeds have increased from 75 Megabits per second (expected  average 12-25 Mbps) to 110 Mbps (14-36 Mbps), with speed as high as 150 Mbps  (18-40 Mbps) available in some locations.  Since 2006, Bell has invested approximately $7 billion to acquire mobile 4G  spectrum and build advanced wireless networks in every region of Canada. As a  result, Canadians are rapidly adopting smartphones and becoming world leaders  in usage of services like mobile video. Bell Mobile TV has grown to become  Canada's leading mobile video service with more than 1.5 million subscribers  across the country.  Bell plans to grow 4G LTE coverage from 82% of the national population to more  than 98% with service rollouts to small towns, rural locations and Canada's  North over the next 15 months. The company has already announced its LTE plans  for rural Atlantic Canada (52 new locations this year and more than 100 by the  end of 2015), and will continue to announce new coverage locations in regions  across Canada in coming months.  About Bell  Bell is Canada's largest communications company, providing  consumers and business customers with wireless, TV, Internet, home phone and  business communications services. Bell Media is Canada's premier multimedia  company with leading assets in television, radio and digital media. Bell is  wholly owned by Montréal's BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE). For more information,  please visit Bell.ca  The Bell Let's Talk initiative promotes Canadian mental health with national  awareness and anti-stigma campaigns, like the recent Clara's Big Ride for Bell  Let's Talk and Bell Let's Talk Day, and significant Bell funding of community  care and access, research, and workplace programs. To learn more, please visit  Bell.ca/LetsTalk.    SOURCE  Bell Canada  Media inquiries: Jason Laszlo, 905-614-6602, jason.laszlo@bell.ca, @Bell_News  | Investor inquiries: Thane Fotopoulos, 514 870-4619, thane.fotopoulos@bell.ca  To view this news release in HTML formatting, please use the following URL:  http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/August2014/26/c2833.html  CO: Bell Canada ST: Quebec NI: INTERNET TLS TVNEWS ADV NP  
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