4.13 Capital expenditures
- 2016 Annual Report
- MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS
- REPORTS ON INTERNAL CONTROL
- CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
- NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
BCE capital expenditures were up $145 million, or 4.0%, in 2016, compared to 2015, driven by greater spending in our Bell Wireline and Bell Wireless segments. As a percentage of revenue, capital expenditures for BCE were 17.4% in 2016 compared to 16.9% last year. Our capital investments supported the continued rollout of broadband fibre, including the build-out of Gigabit Fibe in the city of Toronto and other urban locations, the ongoing deployment of our 4G LTE and LTE-A mobile networks, and expansion of wireless and internet network capacity to support subscriber growth and accelerating data consumption.