BCE Inc to hike dividend by 53 following big increase in profit

BCE Inc., Canada’s largest telecommunications company, posted a near 10% increase in fourth-quarter profit on Thursday as gains in wireless results were buttressed by unexpected strength in BCE’s Internet-TV service.The Montreal-based company, which operates under the Bell brand, had a “great quarter and solid guidance,” said Canaccord Genuity analyst Dvai Ghose.While BCE’s forecasts for 2015 were largely in line with expectations, analysts said surprisingly strong wireline subscriber and revenue gains show the company is taking market share from its cable-TV competitors.BCE gained 34,126 net broadband, or high-speed Internet, customers in the quarter, while rival Rogers Communications Inc

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