BCE Inc. history, profile and corporate video

   BCE Inc. (formerly Bell Canada Enterprises Inc.) is a Canadian holding company headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

   In 1876, Alexander Graham Bell received a Canadian patent for the Bell telephone. He later transferred 75% of these rights to his father Melville, who proceeded to start up a telephone company in Canada.

   In 1879, Melville Bell sold his Canadian telephone patent rights to William H. Forbes and his associates at the National Bell Telephone Company of Boston.

   In 1880, The National Bell Telephone Company of Boston sent the former sea captain Charles Fleetford Sise to Montréal to organize a Canadian telephone company. The Bell Telephone Company of Canada was incorporated by the Federal charter on April 29, and Charles Fleetford Sise is considered to be the founder of this company.

   In 1983, all of the Bell Canada group of companies (known as the “Bell Group”) were placed under a new holding company, Bell Canada Enterprises Inc. (BCE).

   In 1988, Bell Canada Enterprises was renamed BCE Inc.

   The company operates through the following segments: Bell, Bell Aliant, Bell Media, Bell MTS, Lucky Mobile, NorthwesTel, The Source, and Virgin Mobile.


   Provider of advanced wireless, Internet, TV, smart home and business services over world-class LTE and fiber networks.

Bell Aliant

   Important operator in residential Internet, TV, and home phone services.

Bell Media

   Content creation company with premier assets in television, radio, out-of-home advertising, and digital media. It also operates the country’s top media brands, such as CTV, V, TSN, RDS, Crave, Noovo and iHeartRadio.

Bell MTS

   Manitoba’s top name in home and business communications, and a leader in managed data and professional services through its Epic subsidiary.

Lucky Mobile

   Low-cost prepaid wireless featuring convenient account management app and flexible add-ons for data, international calling and more.


   Investor in communications infrastructure in Canada’s north, providing Internet, TV and phone services over a vast territory.

The Source

   Tech retailer, offering the latest products from top brands and knowledgeable associates at stores across the country.

Virgin Mobile

   National provider of pre- and post-paid wireless services with award-winning customer service and innovative Member Benefits.

   With more than 52 000 employees, BCE Inc. is considered one of Canada’s largest corporations. According to Forbes, it is considered one of the top 2000 largest public companies in the world.

*Information from Forbes.com, Wikipedia.org, and ”www.bce.ca”.

**Video published on YouTube by “Bell Canada“.