Bell is Canada's largest telecommunications company, providing Mobile phone, TV, high-speed and wireless Internet, and residential Home phone services.
Its subsidiary Bell Aliant provides services in the Atlantic provinces. It provides mobile service through its Bell Mobility (including flanker brand Virgin Mobile Canada) subsidiary, and television through its Bell Satellite TV (direct broadcast satellite) and Bell Fibe TV (IPTV) subsidiaries.
(Wowtimes)Bell Canada’s History andAchievements
- 1880: Bell Canada was incorporated and operated as the Canadian subsidiary of the Bell System.
- 1881: Bell installed its first public telephone outside its offices in Hamilton, Ontario. The world’s first international submarine telephone cable is successfully placed between Windsor and Detroit.
- 1896: Launched of direct long-distance service between Montréal and Toronto, made possible by a newly-constructed copper metallic line.
- 1916: Montréal is connected to Vancouver via telephone for the first time.
- 1925: Bell launched a dial service in Montréal and Toronto.
- 1927: Bell introduced new receiver-transmitter sets, ushering in the era of combination handset telephones.
- 1931: Bell introduced the toll-free number in Canada.
- 1947: Bell launched Canada’s first commercial mobile telephone service.
- 1960: Bell introduced All Number Calling (7-digit telephone numbers).
- 1962: Bell was the first telephone company in the world to offer a commercial facsimile service.
- 1964: Bell inaugurated the Touch-Tone service, transforming the telephone into a data terminal.
- 1973: The world’s first nationwide digital transmission network, called Dataroute, was launched.
- 1977: Bell was the first to use fiber-optic technology on a public network, laying the foundation for today’s all-fiber consumer and business connections.
- 1983: Bell Canada Enterprises Inc. (BCE) became the parent company of Bell Canada.
- 1985: Bell launched wireless service in Canada
- 1997: Bell Mobility inaugurated its digital wireless network in Toronto, Ottawa, Montréal, and Québec.
- 1999: Bell was the first in North America to offer mobile Internet services.
- 2002: Bell Mobility launched the first 3G network in Toronto with 1X.
- 2011: Bell first to launch 4G LTE in GTA, Canada’s largest wireless market.
- 2016: Bell and Nokia completed Canada’s first trials of mobile 5G technology.
- 2018: Bell became the first wireless provider in Canada to achieve Gigabit LTE speeds.
- 2019: Bell completed the shutdown of CDMA wireless network on April 30 to further enhance the industry-leading LTE network.
- 2020: Bell turned on Canada’s largest 5G wireless network.
- 2022: Bell was taking 5G mobile data speeds to the next level by announcing the network readiness of 5G+, the fastest mobile technology yet in Canada.