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August 01, 2015 2:50 AM ET

Diversified Telecommunication Services

Company Overview of Bell Canada, Inc.

Company Overview

Bell Canada, Inc. provides communications solutions to consumers and businesses. It offers residential services, including local and long distance telephone, Internet access, and digital television services. The company also provides wireless voice and data communications products and services to residential and business customers across Canada. In addition, it offers end-to-end solutions to its small and medium-sized business customers ranging from network design and integration to servers, desktop management, and business applications. Further, the company provides security, call centre, storage, and vertical industry solutions, including CPE and infrastructure solutions, IT consulting and...

1000 rue de La Gauchetière Ouest

Bureau 3700

Montreal, QC H3B 4Y7

Canada

Founded in 1880

55,101 Employees

Phone:

514-397-7000

Fax:

514-786-3970

Key Executives for Bell Canada, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer, President, Director, Chief Executive Officer of BCE Inc, President of BCE Inc and Director of BCE Inc
Age: 53
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President
Age: 58
Chief Brand Officer and President of Mobility & Residential Services
Age: 54
Executive Vice President and President of Bell Business Markets
Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Bell Canada, Inc. Key Developments

Bell Canada, Inc. Announces Launch of Gigabit Fibe to City of Toronto

Bell Canada, Inc. announced it will deliver gigabit-per-second Internet speeds to homes and businesses across the City of Toronto with the new Gigabit Fibe service. Coupled with Bell's single infrastructure expansion project, creating approximately 2,400 direct jobs and significant economic and innovation benefits, Gigabit Fibe will bring North America's Internet speeds to more than a million Toronto premises starting with approximately 50,000 homes and businesses that will have first access this summer. Part of Bell's plan to invest $20 billion in its broadband fiber and wireless networks across Canada by the end of 2020, Gigabit Fibe will ultimately be available to 1.1 million homes and businesses across the city. Bell will launch Gigabit Fibe in other cities in Ontario, Québec and the Atlantic provinces as soon as this summer in some locations. As with all other gigabit services, service will initially be available at a maximum 940 Megabits per second and rise to a full 1,000 megabits per second or faster in 2016 as modem equipment suppliers catch up to gigabit speeds.

Bell Acquires 2500 MHz Spectrum to Further Accelerate Mobile Broadband

Bell announced it has acquired additional 2500 MHz wireless spectrum as part of Industry Canada's most recent auction, supplementing existing holdings of these important airwaves to enable further expansion of advanced mobile data networks and services to more Canadians. By acquiring the additional 243M MHz per population (MHz-POP) for $29 million, or $0.12 per -MHz-POP, Bell has increased its total 2500 MHz spectrum holdings nationwide to 1,731M MHz POP for a blended cost of $0.10 per-MHz-POP. Bell will use the additional 2500 MHz spectrum to further support the company's 4G LTE services in eastern and western Ontario, Québec, Atlantic Canada, Alberta, British Columbia and the Territories.

$750 Million National Class Action Commences Against Bell Mobility and Bell Canada

A $750 million national class action has been commenced against Bell Mobility Inc. and Bell Canada, Inc. on behalf of Bell Mobility and Virgin Mobile customers for a privacy breach resulting from Bell's Relevant Ads Program. It is alleged that the defendants used the program to track, collect and sell customers' sensitive account and internet browsing information to advertisers. The lawsuit seeks damages for breach of privacy, breach of contract and breach of the Telecommunications Act. A similar lawsuit was commenced in the Province of Quebec. On November 16, 2013, Bell Canada commenced the Relevant Ads Program which tracked Bell Mobility and Virgin Mobile customers' account and network usage information, including internet sites they visited on Bell Mobility's network, to generate marketing reports that were sold to advertisers. Following Bell's announcement of the program, the Privacy Commissioner of Canada commenced an investigation after receiving an unprecedented volume of complaints. On April 7, 2015, the Privacy Commissioner released a report in which it found that Bell violated the federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act because it did not adequately disclose the nature of the information and customers were not given the option to properly consent to the use of their information for the program. On April 13, 2015, Bell Canada announced the cancellation of the Relevant Ads Program. While Bell promised to delete all customer profiles created under the program, the lawsuit seeks the appointment of an expert to oversee and confirm the destruction of the personal information. The lawsuits were launched by Sutts, Strosberg LLP and Charney Lawyers, class action firms with expertise in privacy breach class actions. The firms represent the plaintiffs in national class actions commenced against the federal government for privacy breaches in the Marihuana Medical Access Program and the Canada Student Loans program.

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