Bell targeting more rural markets with fixed wireless expansion

Originally published by The Wire Report
Author: Anja Karadeglija

BCE Inc. will grow its presence in the fixed wireless space to 30 additional rural communities after a successful trial earlier this year, CEO George Cope said Thursday in a call with analysts.

“We ran a unique wireless trial in some markets, leveraging our footprint in areas we’ve not really been competitive in the rural footprint in the past. It’s a very positive result,” he said.

Bell announced in February that it was testing 5G tech using 3.5 GHz spectrum for fixed wireless in Ontario, with Desjardins Capital Markets analyst Maher Yaghi flagging high-capacity fixed wireless as an interesting alternative to fibre connections earlier this year.

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