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2.6 Achieve a competitive cost structure

2.6 Achieve a competitive cost structure

Cost containment is a core element of our financial performance. It remains a key factor in our objective to preserve steady margins as we continue to experience revenue declines in our legacy wireline voice and data services and further shift our product mix towards growth services. We aim to accomplish this through operating our business in the most cost-effective way possible to extract maximum operational efficiency and productivity gains.

2016 PROGRESS
  • Improved BCE consolidated adjusted EBITDA margin(1) by 0.8 pts over 2015
  • Reduced wireline operating costs by 2.7%, contributing to Bell Wireline adjusted EBITDA margin improvement of 0.9 pts over 2015
  • Executed on labour savings from workforce reductions undertaken in 2015 at Bell Media and Bell Wireline
  • Delivered cost savings from ongoing service improvements and savings related to the deployment of FTTP
  • Lowered Bell Canada’s average after-tax cost of MTN debenture debt to 3.33%
2017 FOCUS
  • Capture operating cost and capital expenditure synergies from the integration of MTS following the completion of the acquisition by BCE
  • Deliver cost savings from workforce reductions, ongoing service improvements, and savings related to the deployment of FTTP to support a stable consolidated adjusted EBITDA margin

 

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