BCE Inc. is a telecommunications company engaged in the provision of a suite of broadband communications and content services to consumer, residential, business and government customers in Canada. The company offers wireline voice, wireless communications, internet access, data and TV product and services. At the end of FY2016, BCE had approximately 8.5 million wireless subscribers, 2.7 million IPTV, Fibe TV and FibreOP TV, and DTH TV subscribers and 3.5 million high speed internet subscribers. The company primarily operates in Canada.
BCE operates through three business segments: Bell Wireline, Bell Wireless and Bell Media.
Bell Wireline segment provides data, including internet access and IPTV, local telephone, long distance, as well as other communications services and products to residential, small and medium-sized business and large enterprise customers, primarily in Ontario, Quebec and the Atlantic provinces. It also offers Satellite TV service and connectivity to business customers nationally across Canada. In addition, the segment includes the wholesale business of the company which buys and sells local telephone, long distance, data and other services from or to resellers and other carriers.
The segment also offers competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC) services in Alberta and British Columbia. In addition, the segment includes the wireline operations of Northwestel, which provides telecommunications services in Canada's Northern Territories; and the operations of the company's wholly-owned subsidiary, the Source, which is engaged in the sales of wireline-related products. At the end of FY2016, the company had the largest fiber network in Canada, spanning over 196,000 kilometers. In FY2016, the Bell Wireline segment reported revenues of C$11,917 million, which accounted for 54.9% of the company's total revenue.
Bell Wireless segment provides integrated digital wireless voice and data communications products and services to residential and business customers across Canada. The data services offered by the wireless segment include fast web access, social networking, text messaging, picture and video messaging and call features. Additionally, it offers mobile business services, including push-to-talk, workforce management, worker safety, dispatch, and mobile device management. BCE provide wireless communications services under the Bell and Virgin Mobile brands. The segment also encompasses the operations of Bell Mobility and wireless-related product sales from the Source.
At the end of FY2016, the company's evolved high speed packet access (HSPA+) network offered high-speed mobile access to 98% of the Canadian population. Its fourth generation (4G) long term evolution (LTE) network reached over 97% of the Canadian population. BCE also provides LTE Advanced (LTE-A) network services which covered 73% of the Canadian population at the end of FY2016.
In addition, the company operated a national third generation (3G) code division multiple access (CDMA) network that covered 99% of Ontario's and Quebec's populations and approximately 97% of Atlantic Canada's population at the end of FY2016. Further, it operated over 4,000 public wireless fidelity (Wi-Fi) hotspots at participating McDonald's, Tim Hortons and Chapters/Indigo retail outlets across Canada, in addition to Wi-Fi networks managed through business markets team at enterprise customer locations. In FY2016, the Bell Wireless segment reported revenues of C$7,117 million, which accounted for 32.8% of the company's total revenue.
Bell Media segment offers conventional, specialty and pay TV, digital media, and radio broadcasting services and out-of-home (OOH) advertising services to customers across Canada. Bell Media owns 30 conventional TV stations, including CTV, Canada's leading TV network based on viewership. It also owns and operates 30 specialty TV channels, including TSN, RDS and Discovery and four national pay TV services, including The Movie network and Super Ecran.
In addition, the segment operates 105 licensed radio stations in 54 markets across Canada and nearly 200 websites and over 30 Internet applications. The company also owns 50% interest in Dome Productions Partnership, a provider of sports and other event production and broadcast facilities. In addition, the company has a network of more than 30,000 advertising faces in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia. In FY2016, the Bell Media segment reported revenues of C$2,685 million, which accounted for 12.4% of the company's total revenue.
Scope of the Report
- About the Company - Historical Details, Current Ownership Structure and basic overview of BCE Inc. in terms of revenue, net income, and operating income.
- Financials - Details about BCE Inc. listing status, annual financial reports (for the past 5 years), key financial highlights and region wise and category wise breakdown of their net revenue.
- Products / Services - Listing of the company’s entire portfolio along with description of individual products / services providing a clear picture of their target audience.
- Company SWOT Analysis - Outlines BCE Inc.’s strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities and threats facing the company.
- Recent Developments - Showcases BCE Inc.’s recent developments including mergers, acquisitions, partnerships, collaborations, new product launches, investment and divestment plans.
- Strategic Evaluation - Provides an overview of BCE Inc.’s corporate goals and strategic initiatives and evaluates their outcomes along with outlining any persisting legal issues and outlook of our in-house analyst panel on the particular company.
- Technology Landscape - Details how the company allocates its IT budget across the core areas of its business, CIO/CTO Profile, Key IT Initiatives and Deals undertaken buy the company at present along with outlook.
Key Questions Answered
- What domain does BCE Inc. operate and what are key points about it?
- What is the product / service portfolio of BCE Inc.?
- How has BCE Inc. performed financially from the 2013?
- How does BCE Inc. rank among its peers in terms of revenue and market share?
- What are BCE Inc. strengths and weaknesses and what opportunities and threats does it face?
- What are BCE Inc.’s main growth strategies and how successful has the company been at implementing them?
- What is the in-house technical capability of BCE Inc.? Where does it procure / outsource it?
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1. About the Company
1.1 History and Basic Facts
1.2 Ownership Structure and Key Executives
1.3 Head Office
1.4 Other Locations & Subsidiaries
1.5 List of Competitors
1.6 Employee Count & Distribution
2.1 Company Type (Listed / Unlisted)
2.2 Annual Statements
2.3 Key Financial Highlights
2.4 Region-wise Breakdown
3. Product / Services
4. SWOT Analysis
4.1 SWOT Overview
5. Recent Developments
5.1 Mergers & Acquisitions
5.2 Partnerships, Collaborations & Joint Ventures
5.3 New Product Launches
5.4 Business Expansion / Divestment
6. Strategic Evaluation
6.1 Corporate Strategy
6.2 Legal Issues
6.3 Analyst Outlook
7. Technology Landscape
7.1.1 Industry Snapshot
7.1.2 IT Spend
7.1.3 Key Information Technology Trends
7.2.1 IT Overview
7.2.2 Key IT Technologies
7.2.3 Recent IT Initiatives
7.2.4 IT Outsourcing Engagements
7.2.5 Key IT Management
7.2.6 CIO/CTO Profile
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Fig.1: Company Snapshot
Fig.2: Locations Listing on Map
Table.1: Ownership Structure
Table.2: List of Competitors
Table.3: Annual Statements
Table.4: Key Financial Highlights
Table.5: Region-wise Breakdown
Table.6: Product/Services Overview
Table.7: Mergers & Acquisitions
Table.8: Partnerships, Collaborations & Joint Ventures
Table.9: New Product Launches
Table.10: Business Expansion / Divestment
Table 11: IT Budgets
Table 12: Key IT Management (CIO / CTO)
Table 13: IT Deals undertaken in the past years