BCE- Bell Canada Enterprises
The Bell Telephone Company held its first general meeting of the shareholders in 1880 in Toronto. Three persons attended the meeting, Hugh Cossart Baker, Charles Fleetford Sise, and Andrew Robertson.
In 2002, Manitoba Telephone Services and Bell Canada created Bell West Inc., offering to its business customers in British Columbia and Alberta a variety of data, long distance, and local services. The company sold its directory business the same year. The sale included Yellow Pages and White Pages directories in Quebec and Ontario, as well as Canada 411, toll-free, and electronic directories. In 2004, Bell Canada purchased forty percent interest from Manitoba Telecom Services, assuming 100 percent ownership of Bell West.
Bell Canada offers its clients a wide selection of solutions, including high-speed Internet, wireless communications, telephone services, voice over IP, and digital television. The company also features ICT services, offered to governments and businesses as well as VCIO intended for medium and small businesses. Bell Canada takes pride in operating a large local access network designed for long distance and local telephone services. Customers can take advantage of a variety of services such as voice mail, call waiting, and more. The company also offers the popular Internet destination, the Sympatico.ca portal, with premium features, broadband content, entertainment, and information. Bell Mobility is the company’s wireless division, offering wireless communication services in Canada under the Solo Mobile and Bell Mobility Brands. Having 100 percent ownership in Virgin Mobile, BCE offers to clients wireless services, which are under the Virgin brand. The wireless network includes HSPA, EVDO, and 1xRTT, providing data and voice services to Canadians. Finally, Bell TV is a major digital television provider in Canada.