Bell is Canada’s largest communications company, providing broadband wireless, TV, Internet and business communication services from Bell Canada, Bell Aliant and Bell MTS. Every year Bell invests almost $4 billion in network infrastructure expansion and research and development.
In 2016, Bell partnered with Nokia on the first Canadian trial of fifth generation (5G) wireless technology, and in April, 2017 announced the first LTE wireless network in North America capable of delivering Quad Band LTE Advanced (LTE-A) service, offering customers access to the fastest mobile data speeds available.
Bell is helping Canadian businesses transform with a range of IoT solutions, including top-ranked wireless and fibre networks, hardware, data hosting and applications, which together can enhance performance measurement, operational efficiency and overall productivity while creating new revenue-generating opportunities. In 2018, Bell will launch an LTE-M (Long Term Evolution, category M1) network that will further improve the efficiency of IoT devices by enabling very low power consumption and better coverage in underground and other hard to reach locations. LTE-M will support a broad range of large-scale IoT solutions, including smart city services, smart metering, asset tracking, supply chain management, security and alarm monitoring, transportation and logistics, and personal wearables for healthcare and accessibility applications.