MISSISSAUGA, ON, Apr. 27, 2010 (Canada NewsWire Group) -- /CNW Telbec/ -- Bell Mobility today officially opened the newest building at its expanded campus in Mississauga. Built to environmentally responsible LEED standards, the new 29,000 square metre (350,000 sq ft) facility unveiled today at Eglinton Avenue and Creekbank Road is the fourth building at the national wireless provider's busy campus.
"The expansion of our campus is part of Bell's commitment to the broadband investment and innovation that will further accelerate Canada's rapid growth in wireless," said Mr. Oosterman, President of Bell Mobility and Chief Brand Officer for Bell. "Almost 300,000 Canadians are employed as a result of the wireless industry, which generates total economic value of approximately $39 billion for our nation each year. Bell Mobility is proud to be a leader in enhancing our industry's strong contribution to Canada's growth and productivity from this location and our centres from coast to coast."
"Bell Mobility's new state-of-the-art building at its Creekbank campus is very welcome in Mississauga and will be right at home," said Mayor Hazel McCallion. "Businesses choose to locate in our City with its great connections and access to global markets through Canada's busiest international airport and 400 series highways. Mississauga continues to be the home of great companies like Bell Mobility because of our great workforce, economic strength, natural areas and first class amenities."
Bell Mobility's newest building is designed to meet LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) standards for environmental sustainability. The international LEED standard focuses on site sustainability, water and energy conservation, sustainable use of materials and resources, and quality of indoor spaces.
"As a leader in environmental management, Bell takes an active and systematic approach to maximizing the sustainability of our business operations and facilities, and our newest LEED-designed building is a great example of our commitment," said Mr. Oosterman, noting that Bell is the first Canadian telecommunications company to be awarded certification to the international ISO 14001 standard for its environmental management system.
The largest information and communications technology (ICT) company in Mississauga, Bell's campus here was established in 2002 and has expanded in line with the rapid growth of wireless in Canada.
Now serving almost seven million mobile clients across Canada, Bell Mobility has been at the forefront of Canadian wireless investment, innovation and competition since its founding 25 years ago this summer. Bell Mobility recently turned on the most advanced wireless network in the world, offering 93% of Canadians access to the fastest and largest wireless network available and to the latest smartphones, turbo sticks and other mobile devices for consumers and business users.
In line with its strategic imperative to invest in broadband networks and services, Bell Canada Enterprises will undertake capital expenditures of approximately $3 billion in 2010, about the same amount the company invested in 2009.
Headquartered in Montréal since its founding in 1880, 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 phone services, 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 www.bell.ca. For corporate information on BCE, please visit www.bce.ca.
As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 730,000 residents and 55,000 businesses, including 61 Fortune 500 companies with Canadian head offices or major divisional head offices. A diverse, progressive and award-winning municipality located on the shores of Lake Ontario in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, Mississauga is one of Greater Toronto's Top 90 Employers for 2010. Enhancing its citizens' quality of life by providing superior services, revitalizing its infrastructure and conserving the environment, Mississauga is committed to innovation, operational excellence and fiscal responsibility which are reflected in its motto: "Leading Today for Tomorrow."