BCE Inc, headquartered in Verdun, Quebec, is a communications and mass media company that provides a wide range of solutions like television, digital media, wireless voice and data communication.
The company’s history dates back to 1880, when the Bell Telephone Company of Canada was incorporated.
Over the years, the company underwent several organizational changes, including the rebranding of logos and names.
In 1968, by an amendment of the company charter, the name Bell Canada was authorized for legal and corporate use.
Bell Canada Enterprises Inc was incorporated in 1970 and became the parent company of Bell Canada in 1983.
The Canadian holding company provides various telecommunication and mass media services through its subsidiaries, including Bell Media.
The company operates through various segments, including Bell Wireline, Bell Media and Bell Wireless.
The product offerings include data communication and wireless voice, and consumer electronic products. In addition, the company advanced wireless services to residential, businesses and public sector clients across Canada.
This unit mainly focuses on providing internet access, internet protocol television (IPTV), local and long-distance telephonic services, and other communication-related services to multiple clients like small and medium scale businesses, residential customers and large enterprises.
Bell Media, a wholly-owned subsidiary, is a content creation company that engages mass media platforms like television, digital media, radio broadcasting, and advertisements. The company owns a network of local television stations, radio channels, online platforms etc.
BCE Inc claims to be one of the largest providers of long-distance and local telephonic services, with nearly 32 million subscribers in Quebec, Ontario, and Atlantic provinces.
Reportedly, it also provides broadband internet connection to around four million users and television connectivity to over 3 million viewers.
BCE Inc other holdings include Bell Mobility and its subsidiary Virgin Mobile Canada.
The company is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange. It trades under the ticker ‘BCE’. The firm is also among S&P/TSX 60 component.
The company operates through various brands, including:
• Fibe: an internet protocol TV (IPTV)
• AlarmForce, a home security system
• TSN: popular sports network