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June 16, 2020 - Bell named one of Canada’s Greenest Employers

Bell named one of Canada's Greenest Employers for a fourth consecutive year, in recognition of our environmental leadership and ongoing efforts to improve the sustainability of our operations.

Bell was the first Canadian communications company to achieve ISO 14001 environmental certification in 2009 and has a proven environmental track record, including these highlights:

  • Since 2016, Bell has recovered nearly 10 million TV receivers, modems and mobile phones through the internal mobile take back process and Bell Trade-in and Blue Box programs, diverting 99% of hazardous materials from landfills.
  • We’ve installed more than 90 electric vehicle charging stations at Bell locations across the country.
  • In 2019 were successful in generating more 170,000 kWh of renewable energy through innovative wind and solar projects.
  • This year our Energy Management System is being modified to meet the internationally recognized ISO 50001 standard with effective energy management initiatives to reduce consumption, increase efficiency and achieve our greenhouse gas targets.

June 11, 2020 - Bell launches Canada's largest 5G wireless network

Today, Bell announced the launch of Canada's largest 5G wireless network, offering unprecedented mobile data speeds and Canada's broadest selection of 5G-capable smartphones.

Now available in Montréal, the Greater Toronto Area, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver, Bell's initial 5G service will expand to more centres across the country as the next-generation wireless technology grows in speed and capacity, enabling unprecedented connectivity and an infinite range of new consumer and business mobile applications in coming years.

To further accelerate 5G innovation in Canada, Bell has also partnered with Western University to create an advanced 5G research centre, including the deployment of a campus-wide 5G network.

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June 1, 2020 - Bell to sell 25 data centre facilities to Equinix

Today, BCE Inc. announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell 25 data centres at 13 sites to global interconnection and data centre company Equinix, Inc.

"This transaction reinforces Bell's strategy to focus investment on the network infrastructure, content and services necessary to advance how Canadians connect with each other and the world. Equinix, with its expanding platform of data centres here in Canada and worldwide, is well-positioned to maximize the opportunities these facilities represent for Canadian businesses in an increasingly global and interconnected data sector," said Mirko Bibic, President and CEO of BCE Inc. and Bell Canada.

"Our strategic redeployment of capital further underscores Bell's commitment to champion customer experience by leading investment in communications networks and services, especially as Canada manages and recovers from the COVID-19 crisis," said Mr. Bibic. "As part of ensuring a seamless customer experience for our enterprise clients, we are also pleased to announce today a partnership between Bell Business Markets and the Equinix Platform of global data centre services."

Equinix is acquiring 13 sites representing 25 Bell data centre facilities in 8 cities across Canada; Bell will continue to own and operate 5 other data centres that are located in its network central offices in Calgary, Halifax, Saint John, St. John's and Toronto. The transaction is expected to close in the second half of 2020 subject to customary closing conditions including regulatory approval.

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May 20, 2020 - Bell is proud to be the only Canadian service provider offering MEF 3.0 certified services

MEF announced on May 20, 2020 that Bell is part of a select group of 24 service providers from around the world – and the only one in Canada – offering MEF 3.0 certified services. This recognition demonstrates that Bell solutions conform to rigorous specifications established by the industry’s defining authority for standardized network services.

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March 18, 2020 - Bell team stepping up to serve Canadians through COVID-19 situation

March 18, 2020 - As Canada's core communications provider, Bell focus is on keeping our consumer, business and government customers connected and informed as the country responds collectively to the COVID-19 situation.

"As Canada works through the COVID-19 crisis, the Bell team is continuing to serve our customers and keep our country connected. I thank our team members in every region as we work to deliver for consumers, businesses, governments and health providers at this critical time," said Mirko Bibic, President and CEO of BCE Inc. and Bell Canada. "Bell is making the significant investments required to manage growing service volumes, while also waiving fees on key services and providing billing relief for customers facing difficulty as we all deal with this unprecedented situation."

Bell is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and its impact on our operations, working with all levels of government, major business customers and key suppliers to adapt quickly as the situation evolves. We have taken a number of steps to ensure continuity of essential services, including enhanced capacity and redundancy for our wireless, wireline and broadcast media networks, ongoing special support for health care providers and first responders, and a commitment to delivering the latest news to Canadians at the local, regional and national levels.

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January 16, 2020 - Connect with Bell at PTC 2020

Bell is looking forward to kicking off the New Year at Pacific Rim’s premier telecommunications event, PTC’20 taking place from January 19 – 22 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

With a network spanning over 240,000 kilometers and extensive meet-me points in the U.S. and Europe, we provide seamless access to Canada’s largest network and can connect you to anywhere in the U.S. and Europe.

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Bell Canada– the largest communications company in Canada, provides national and international clients industry-leading voice, broadband and IP wholesale solutions from across Canada and from key points in the United States.

About PTC

PTC’s Annual Conference is a strategic springboard for the global communications industry, providing all attendees with a three-day platform to focus on planning, networking, and discovering what lies ahead for the ICT industry. PTC brings together participants from more than 75 countries for a three-day conference to discuss the growth and transformation of the ICT industry.

For more information about the conference, please visit PTC website or contact us to speak to a sales representative.

Jan. 6, 2020 - Bell welcomes Mirko Bibic as new President and Chief Executive Officer

Jan. 6, 2020 - Bell today welcomes Mirko Bibic as President and Chief Executive Officer and announces his appointment to the boards of BCE and Bell Canada. Mr. Bibic assumes the chief executive role following George Cope's retirement yesterday.

"We welcome Mirko Bibic as our new chief executive as he leads Bell in delivering all the benefits of the digital communications future to Canadians," said Gordon Nixon, Chair of the Board for BCE and Bell Canada. "A key leader in every part of Bell's transformation into Canada's driver of communications innovation, Mirko has the vision, skills and experience to build on Bell's strengths as the country's leading communications company and deliver value for all our stakeholders."

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28 October, 2019 - Bell Announces Exclusive Gold Sponsorship for Capacity Europe 2019

Bell Canada is proud to be a Gold Sponsor of the 19th annual Capacity Europe conference taking place in London from 28th to October 31, 2019.

Capacity Europe is Europe's largest event uniting the global connectivity industry. The event brings together more than 2,500 attendees to London, representing 650+ companies spanning 90+ countries.

In addition, for the 5th year in a row, Bell is shortlisted in the following categories of the Global Carrier Awards, which recognize excellence in the wholesale telecoms industry:

  • Best North American Carrier,
  • Best North American Project and
  • Corporate Social Responsibility – Bell Let’s Talk initiative

Bell, the largest communications company in Canada, provides national and international clients industry-leading voice, broadband and IP wholesale solutions into and across Canada and from key points in the U.S.

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August 15, 2019 - European carriers, meet Bell

With demand for access to reliable and robust networks growing around the world, Bell Canada has consolidated its international wholesale service under a single entity. Bell provides international carriers with access to Canada’s largest Tier 1 network. Benefits include:

  • The shortest and most direct route between Europe and Canada via the transatlantic connection
  • Two diverse. low-latency, coast-to-coast and data sovereign routes - exclusive to Bell
  • Access to more than 240,000 km of fibre cables (enough to wrap around the world 5 times)
  • Annual network investments of approximately $4 billion – well ahead of other Canadian telcos
  • 28 data centres in Canada
  • Multiple points of presence in the UK and the US providing seamless access to the largest network in Canada

Trusted partners matter. See how you can help your customers extend their reach into Canada and beyond with Bell.

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