Bell tops ranking of managed IT and communications providers



    Canada's largest businesses say Bell is best in industry survey

    MONTREAL, Quebec, Feb. 18 /CNW Telbec/ - Bell Canada is the company best
positioned to provide large Canadian enterprises with managed Information
Technology (IT) and communications services, a recent Yankee Group survey has
found.
    The Anywhere Enterprise-Large: 2008 Canadian IT and Managed Service
Survey solicited input from representatives of 199 Canadian companies with at
least 500 employees.
    "Large enterprises in Canada find Bell Canada is the best company to
serve their global managed IT and communications needs," the survey said.
    Among other things, survey respondents were asked to name the three
companies they believe are best positioned to provide managed IT and
communications services. Forty-three per cent of respondents named Bell. The
next highest ranked company was named by just 34% of survey respondents.
    The survey also found that the demand for outside suppliers to manage a
company's IT and fixed communications services is growing.
    "We're gratified that all the work we have done to improve the solutions
we offer - and the way we deliver them - is being recognized by the people who
count most: Customers," said Stéphane Boisvert, President of Bell's Enterprise
Group.
    "We put the largest IP network in the country at the disposal of our
customers, enabling them to build advanced collaborative business
environments. But it's not just the technology that customers are responding
to - it's also the unmatched pool of experts we bring to the table, including
the largest team of security experts in the country."

    About Bell

    Bell is Canada's largest communications company, providing consumers with
solutions to all their communications needs, including telephone services,
wireless communications, high-speed Internet, digital television and voice
over IP. Bell also offers integrated information and communications technology
(ICT) services to businesses and governments, and is the Virtual Chief
Information Officer (VCIO) to small and medium businesses (SMBs). Bell is
proud to be a Premier National Partner and the exclusive Telecommunications
Partner to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Bell is
wholly owned by BCE Inc. For information on Bell's products and services,
please visit www.bell.ca. For corporate information on BCE, please visit
www.bce.ca.




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For further information: Media inquiries: Jacques Bouchard, Bell Media
Relations, (514) 391-2007, 1-877-391-2007, jacques.bouchard1@bell.ca


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