Cable & Telecom

UPDATE: BCE, Bell Nordiq, Aliant create new regional telco; Bell to acquire Aliant Mobility

SAINT JOHN – A little over a month ago, at least one financial analyst at Bell Canada Enterprises investors' day wondered why the company – which had just announced a new income trust was being made from its regional lines (think small communities in Ontario and Quebec) – didn't fold it into the existing Bell Nordiq Income Trust. Today, BCE took that suggestion one step further and combined its ownership in Bell Nordiq, those aforementioned regional lines - and Aliant – to form one of North America's largest regional telecommunications service providers The new regional telecom services provider, a consolidated...