Bell Q3 2011 subscriber base increases by 3.4% to total 7,369,596

Bell reported their Q3 2011 results and the total wireless subscriber base increased 3.4% to now total 7,369,596. However, total subs for both Prepaid and Postpaid in Q3 fell a combined 37.8% over last year for net additions of 85,749 – postpaid was 126,854 (down 20.5% compared to last year) and Prepaid subs fell by 41,105. These decreases were apparently caused by a “higher churn reflecting more aggressive acquisition offers from competitors”. Blended ARPU increased by 2.7% to $55.01, Bell stated that Postpaid ARPU was $64.98 because of the surge in data usage, while Prepaid ARPU decreased by $1.04 to $17.81. Total revenues increased by 5.6% to $1,339 billion.

During Q3 Bell launched their LTE network in Toronto, Mississauga, Hamilton, Kitchener-Waterloo and Guelph, plus released 13 new devices, including the Samsung Galaxy S II 4G, HTC Sensation 4G, Motorola Atrix 4G, Motorola XT860 4G, BlackBerry Bold 9900, Torch 9810, Curve 9360 and Torch 9860, Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 4G and two LTE Turbo Sticks: Novatel Wireless U679 and Sierra Wireless U313.

Source: Bell

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