February 28, 2017 5:53 AM ET

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Company Overview of Bell Aliant Inc.

Company Overview

Bell Aliant Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides regional telecommunications services to residential and business customers in Atlantic Canada, Ontario, and Quebec. The company offers communication, information, and entertainment services, including voice, TV, Internet, data, video, wireless, value-added business solutions, and home security. It also provides local and long distance, and other services, as well as network access, license, hosting, and maintenance services; and sells equipment. In addition, the company offers FibreOP, a fibre-to-the-home network service through Internet and television; and is involved in the rental of telephone sets. Bell Aliant Inc. is headquartered in H...

7 South Maritime Centre

1505 Barrington Street

Halifax, NS B3J 3K5


Key Executives for Bell Aliant Inc.

Chief Executive Officer and President
Age: 58
Chief Legal Officer, Executive Vice President of Corporate Services and Secretary
Age: 62
Senior Vice President of Customer Solutions
Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy, Wholesale & Wireless
Vice President and Treasurer
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Bell Aliant Inc. Key Developments

Bell Aliant Inc. Announces New Enhancements for Customers in Atlantic Canada

Bell Aliant Inc. announced new enhancements for customers in Atlantic Canada with the launch of a new FibreOP TV feature called Restart, more On Demand TV programming and Gigabit FibreOP. Bell Aliant is the only TV provider in Atlantic Canada to give customers the ability to watch TV shows already in progress from the beginning with Restart. For eligible programming, customers can also browse backwards in the guide for up to 30 hours and watch previously aired programs as if they were live TV. This new feature supports thousands of shows on over 100 channels including CBC, CTV, Global TV, HBO Canada, Super Channel, TSN and more. Customers with both HD and PVR will receive Restart automatically over the next several weeks through a new FibreOP TV software upgrade. The software also enhances the FibreOP TV on-screen menu and channel guide, with a larger channel preview window, a Last Peek feature that shows picture-in-picture for the last 5 channels tuned, and an improved universal search with poster art. Upgrades are scheduled to be completed by the end of November. In addition, customers will receive more TV programing with 25 new On Demand channels equaling close to 1,000 more hours of quality content added to On Demand library and as the official broadcast partner for Atlantic University Sport (AUS), FibreOP TV1 offers all the AUS action on any screen at home or on the go with a smart phone, tablet or laptop. TV1 can be found on FibreOP TV channels 1 and 401 and online. Gigabit FibreOP will initially be available at a maximum of up to 940/100 Megabits per second increasing to up to 1000 Megabits (1 Gigabit) per second or faster in 2016.

Bell Aliant Announces Open for Business in Saint John Data Centre

Bell Aliant announced that its new data centre in Saint John, N.B. is now online and fully operational. Certified Tier III by Uptime Institute, it is the first data centre in Atlantic Canada, and one of only 11 in Canada, to achieve this designation. The gold standard for data centres, Tier III certification requires that all mission critical infrastructures be completely redundant to ensure a continuous power supply and protection for customer data.

Bell Aliant Announces $10.5 Million Expansion for its St. John's Data Centre

Bell Aliant has increased the capacity of its St. John's data centre by 10 times with a $10.5 million investment that also improves efficiency, security and reliability, with built-in flexibility to more than double the facility's 400kW capacity to meet future demand. The Bell Aliant St. John's data centre is built to withstand the most severe weather and has complete redundancy safeguards on all vital infrastructure components: Security: Internal and external video surveillance, controlled access, onsite 24/7 security station. Network: The data centre is supported by Bell Aliant's nextgen fibre network " Atlantic Canada's most advanced fibre optic network. Capacity and durability: The data centre is built to support the most demanding capacity needs. Reinforced floors easily handle cabinets that hold up to 2,500 pounds (1,134 kg) of hardware and store approximately 1 billion emails. Reliability: During commissioning of the facility, independent testing of every system in the building is conducted by installing temporary 'load banks' that simulate the full load of energy including heat, electricity and other factors. Scalability: The data centre was built with a view to the robust and growing demand for data hosting facilities. It can more than double its capacity for future needs.

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