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Bell Q2 2013 results: Subscriber base now at 7,715,641, ARPU $56.85 and LTE network reaches 73% of the Canadian population

Bell reported strong Q2 2013 results this morning. “Backed by continued wireless postpaid strength,” wireless revenues increased by 5.4% to $1,442 million, blended ARPU (average revenue per user) increased 2.7% to $56.85, and the total subscriber base has reached 7,715,641, up 43,566 subscribers from Q1 (Postpaid increased by 96,390, but Prepaid sank 52,824). Bell attributed…

Bell expected to report ‘mixed’ Q1 results, pull 2020 outlook: analyst

According to Scotiabank’s analysis, Bell is predicted to report mixed Q1 2020 results and remove its outlook for the year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The bank’s telecom analyst Jeff Fan notes Bell will likely use its FCF (free cash flow) and subsidies savings to continue investing in networks, including fibre and wireless to the…

Bell predicted to have ‘neutral’ results in Q4 2019

According to Scotiabank’s analysis, Bell is expected to have ‘neutral’ Q4 2019 results with a predicted decline in ARPU (average revenue per user). Bell is predicted to have added 105,000 net postpaid wireless subscribers and 20,000 prepaid wireless subscribers in Q4 2019. In comparison, the carrier added around 122,000 postpaid wireless subscribers and 21,000 prepaid…

Bell’s wireless service revenue growth expected to be stable in Q3 2019

According to Scotiabank’s analysis, Montreal-based national carrier Bell is expected to have neutral results for Q3 2019. “We remain confident that BCE’s wireless service revenue growth will remain stable at above 2 percent and could even positively surprise,” wrote Scotiabank’s telecom analyst Jeff Fan. Bell launched its $75 for 10GB unlimited data promo plans in…

Bell intends to launch 36-month device financing soon

In his first earnings conference call after announcing his retirement, Bell’s CEO George Cope said the carrier intends to launch 36-month device financing option soon, and that new unlimited data plans will positively grow Average Revenue Per User (ARPU). In June, the carrier launched Bell Unlimited, its unlimited data plans, shortly after Rogers revealed its…

Bell reports ‘outstanding’ Q4 2017 results, subscriber base jumps to 9,166,787

Following its strong Q3 2017 results that brought Bell over the 9 million subscriber mark, CEO George Cope stated that its Q4 earnings revealed “outstanding wireless subscriber metrics and financial results.” Bell had many highlights during Q4, specifically, the launch of Lucky Mobile, its low-cost prepaid service, the AlarmForce acquisition, and tested wireless speeds of…

Bell has another strong quarter, wireless subscriber base tops 9 million

Bell had another quarter of strong earnings. According to its Q3 2017 results, Bell’s revenues for the three months topped $2.040 billion, which is a year-over-year increase of 10.4 percent. This huge increase was once again attributed to “higher-rate plans with accelerating data usage,” and additional revenues from its recent acquisition of MTS. Bell crossed…

Bell wireless revenues jump 12.9 percent in Q2, subscribers hit 8,901,291

Coming off strong Q1 2017 results with wireless revenues jumping 7.1 percent, Bell has topped this number through what it’s calling “another excellent quarter of financial performance.” Wireless revenues grew by an astonishing 12.9 percent to $1.959 billion CAD, an increase from $1.735 billion in 2016. Three months ago Bell had a total of 8,144,936…

Bell’s wireless revenue jumps by 7.1 percent in Q1 2017

Following the successful acquisition of MTS to form Bell MTS in Manitoba and announcing support for Quad Band LTE, Bell has reported strong Q1 2017 results. Bell ended 2016 with a total wireless subscriber base of 8,468,872, with postpaid subscriptions measuring in at 7,690,727. For the first three months of 2017, Bell increased its presence…

Bell Q4 2016 Earnings: Subscriber base now at 8,468,872, $1.88b in revenue

Bell has announced its Q4 2016 results and once again the telecom and media company recorded strong revenues in wireless. Bell’s wireless operating revenue increased 6.4 percent over the same period last year to $1.88 billion CAD. The company directly attributed the results to more postpaid subscribers and higher blended Average Revenue Per User (ARPU)…

Bell adds 107,265 postpaid subscribers in Q3 2016

BCE announced its Q3 2016 this morning, with the company reporting $800 million CAD in net earnings, a modest 1.1 percent increase from the $791 million it made the same period last year. From a wireless perspective, however, the company did exceptionally well. Not only did revenue increase 4.3 percent to $1.8 billion, after accounting for…

Bell reports strong Q2 2016 results, wireless subscriber base now tops 8,280,000

Bell has reported a strong Q2 2016 in terms of both revenues and subscribers. According to George Cope, president and CEO of BCE and Bell Canada, the positive earnings are a direct result of the company executing its strategy with “positive momentum in broadband TV and Internet, media and especially wireless.” Specifically for wireless, Bell…

Bell CEO warns that the weak Canadian Dollar will force smartphone prices to rise

BCE CEO George Cope has warned that smartphone prices are set to rise this year as a direct result of the weak Canadian Dollar. That will, in turn, increase customer retention and acquisition costs at the company, he says, but some of the brunt will be passed to customers. Bell, as do other wireless operators, subsidizes…

Bell raises monthly share plan prices, eliminates BYOD benefits [Update: Virgin, too]

Bell, Canada’s third-largest network provider by subscribers and recent winner of two “Best network” awards, is set to increase its wireless prices for the first time in over a year. Starting Tuesday, January 12th, Bell’s standard share plans will increase by $5, justified by “recent network enhancements in coverage, speed and performance” and the ARPU-lowering Roam…

Bell’s third quarter results exceed analysts’ estimates

Bell’s third-quarter 2015 financial results topped analysts wireless subscriber number estimates by a small margin – 255 subscribers to be exact. The report indicates that Bell added 77,655 new postpaid wireless customers, surpassing estimates of 77,400. Total Bell wireless customers grew 1.8 percent to reach 8,183,367. Bell also noted that 78 percent of postpaid customers now have a smartphone,…