Bell ready to deliver the world's first all-IP Games

    450 Bell technicians in Vancouver have wired 130 Olympic and Paralympic
       venues and support sites to welcome the world to Canada's Games

VANCOUVER, Feb. 8 2010 -- With only four days until the Opening
Ceremony of the 2010 Winter Games, Bell is ready to deliver the first-all IP
(internet protocol) Games in history. Every image seen on TV, every news
story filed to the world and every real-time score transmitted will traverse
a state-of-the-art network and communications solution designed and delivered
by Bell.
    "These past few days have seen the culmination of an ambitious vision,
with hundreds of Bell technicians and other team members coming together to
deliver Canada's Games to our country and to the world," said Justin Webb, VP
Olympic Services, Bell. "The opportunity for our people to work with such
world class partners has been an awesome once-in-a lifetime experience for
every single member of our team."
    For the complete list of partners Bell has worked with to deliver the
Games, please visit
    As a Premier National Partner and Exclusive Telecommunications Partner to
the 2010 Winter Games, Bell is providing the critical communications services
required to stage Canada's Games. This includes a dedicated Olympic fibre
network, wireless voice and data services, broadcast support, Internet portal
services and much more.
    IDC, a leading provider of global market intelligence, recently published
a Case Study titled "Faster, Higher, Stronger! Bell's 2010 Winter Games
Network". It examines the implementation and delivery by Bell of the
end-to-end communications network and managed services to the Vancouver
Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
    "The resulting network architecture, while very similar to
next-generation converged networks being deployed by large national and
multinational enterprises around the world, goes further because it has been
built from scratch," notes IDC. The complete Case Study can be found at

About Bell

    Bell is Canada's largest communications company, providing consumers and
business with solutions to all their communications needs, including Bell
Mobility wireless, high-speed Bell Internet, Bell TV direct-to-home satellite
television, Bell Home phone local and long distance, and IP-broadband and
information and communications technology (ICT) services. 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. (TSX, NYSE: BCE). For information on
Bell's products and services, please visit For
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For further information: Jeff Meerman, Bell Media Relations, (604) 678-7377,

SOURCE Mobility / Wireless