WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

                                    FORM 6-K

                        REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER

                     Pursuant to Rule 13a-16 or 15d-16 under
                       the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

          For the month of October 2002 Commission File Number 1-8481

                                    BCE Inc.
                 (Translation of Registrant's name into English)

 1000, rue de La Gauchetiere Ouest, Bureau 3700, Montreal, Quebec H3B 4Y7,
                                 (514) 397-7000
                    (Address of principal executive offices)

Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant files or will file annual reports
under cover of Form 20-F or Form 40-F.

          Form 20-F                           Form 40-F     X
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Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant by furnishing the information
contained in this  Form is also thereby furnishing the information to the
Commission pursuant to Rule 12g3-2(b) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

           Yes                                No     X
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If "Yes" is marked, indicate below the file number assigned to the Registrant
in connection with Rule 12g3-2(b): 82-           .

This Form 6-K is not  incorporated by reference in the  registration  statement
filed by BCE Inc. with the Securities and Exchange  Commission under Form F-3
on June 15, 2000 (Registration No. 333-12130), under Form S-8 on
October 16, 2000 (Registration No. 333-12780), under Form S-8 on
November 1, 2000 (Registration No. 333-12802) and under Form S-8 on
November 1, 2000 (Registration No. 333-12804). Notwithstanding any reference to
BCE Inc.'s Web site on the World Wide Web in the documents attached hereto,
the information  contained in BCE Inc.'s Web site or any other site on the
World  Wide Web  referred  to in BCE  Inc.'s  site is not a part of this
Form 6-K and, therefore, is not filed with the Securities and Exchange


For Immediate Release


Montreal (Quebec), October 7, 2002 -- BCE Inc. today announced that as a result
of lower than expected data and IP services revenue at Bell Canada and  revised
financial  guidance  announced  by Aliant,  BCE now  expects to meet the lower
end of its 2002  guidance for revenue, EBITDA(1) and earnings per share before
non-recurring items (EPS):

o        Revenue of approximately $19.5 billion
o        EBITDA of approximately $7.5 billion
o        EPS of approximately $1.80

For Bell Canada  (including  Aliant and Bell ExpressVu)  full-year  revenue
growth is expected to be approximately 1.5 per cent, rather than in the
previously  forecast range of 3 to 5 per cent.  Industry-wide  lower demand
for data and IP broadband  services will reduce Bell Canada's data revenue
growth to approximately 6 to 10 per cent from the previously forecast range of
12 to 18 per cent.

Bell continues to focus on its  productivity  measures and now expects
productivity  improvements  to exceed $600 million for the full year. As a
result of these  initiatives,  and recognizing the lower EBITDA guidance
provided by Aliant,  Bell expects to achieve EBITDA growth for 2002 of
approximately 6 per cent.  Capital  expenditures  are expected to be
approximately 20 per cent of revenues,  at the lower end of the previously
targeted 20 per cent to 21 per cent.

For the quarter ended  September 30, 2002,  BCE expects to report  results at
the lower end of its guidance:  revenue of  approximately $4.8 billion,
EBITDA of  approximately  $1.8 billion,  and EPS of  approximately  $0.45.
BCE will release its third quarter results on October 23, 2002.

BCE is Canada's largest communications  company. It has 24 million customer
connections through the wireline,  wireless,  data/Internet and satellite
services it provides,  largely under the Bell brand.  BCE leverages those
connections  with extensive  content creation capabilities  through Bell
Globemedia  which features some of the strongest  brands in the industry --
CTV,  Canada's  leading private broadcaster,  The Globe and Mail,  the leading
Canadian daily  national  newspaper and,  the leading  Canadian
Internet portal.  As well, BCE has extensive  e-commerce  capabilities
provided  under the BCE Emergis brand.  BCE shares are listed in Canada,
the United States and Europe.



Call with Financial Analysts:

BCE will hold a  teleconference / Webcast (audio only) on Monday,  October 7,
2002 at 5:30 pm  (Eastern).  Interested  participants are asked to dial
(416) 405-8532  between 5:20 pm and 5:28 pm. If you are  disconnected  from the
call, simply redial the number.  If you need assistance during the
teleconference,  you can reach the operator by pressing "0". This
teleconference will also be Webcast live (audio only) on our Web site at  A replay  facility will be available  between 7:00 pm on Monday,
October 7, 2002 and 7:00 pm on Monday,  October 14,  2002.  To access the
replay  facility,  please dial (416)  695-5800  and enter  access  code
1284429.  The Webcast will also be archived on our Web site.


Certain  statements  made in this press release,  including,  but not limited
to, the statements  relating to financial  guidance,  and other  statements
that  are not  historical  facts,  are  forward-looking  and are  subject  to
important  risks,  uncertainties  and assumptions.  The results or events
predicted in these forward-looking  statements may differ materially from
actual results or events. These  statements do not reflect the  potential
impact of any  dispositions,  monetizations,  mergers,  acquisitions,  other
business combinations or other transactions that may be announced after the
date hereof.

Other factors which could cause results or events to differ  materially  from
current  expectations  include,  among other things:  the timing and extent of
economic  expansion in Canada and of improvement in consumer  confidence  and
spending;  the level of demand,  and prices for,  data,  IP  broadband  and
voice  services;  BCE's  ability to manage  costs and generate  productivity
improvements;  the financial condition and credit risk of customers and
uncertainties regarding  collectibility of receivables;  uncertainty as to
whether BCE's strategies will yield the expected  benefits,  synergies and
growth  prospects;  the intensity of competitive  activity,  and its resulting
impact on the ability to retain  existing,  and attract new,  customers, and
the consequent  impact on pricing  strategies, revenues and network capacity;
the level of capital  expenditures  necessary to expand  operations,  increase
the number of customers, provide new  services, build and update networks and
maintain or improve quality of service;  the  availability  and cost of capital
required to implement BCE's financing plan and fund capital and other
expenditures;  the Internet  economy  growing at a slower pace than is
currently  anticipated;  the ability to deploy new  technologies and offer new
products and services rapidly and achieve market acceptance  thereof;  the
ability to carry out cross  selling of the various services offered by the
BCE group of companies;  stock market volatility; the risk of credit rating
downgrades; the availability of, and ability to retain, key personnel;
the impact of adverse  changes in laws or regulations or of adverse regulatory
initiatives or proceedings  (including the outcome of the appeal of the
CRTC's price cap decision);  the possibility of further  deterioration  in the
state of capital markets and the  telecommunications industry;  BCE's  ability
to implement its financing plan in order to finance the purchase of SBC
Communications  Inc.'s  remaining minority  interest in Bell Canada;  the risk
that the closing of the Bell Canada  directories sale may be delayed or not
occur; and the final outcome of pending or future litigation.


For additional  information with respect to certain of these and other factors,
refer to BCE's Second Quarter MD&A dated July 23, 2002 filed by BCE with the
U.S.  Securities and Exchange Commission under Form 6-K and with the
Canadian securities commissions.  The forward-looking statements contained in
this press release represent BCE's expectations as of October 7, 2002 and,
accordingly,  are subject to change  after such date.  However,  BCE disclaims
any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking
statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

For further information:
Don Doucette                                   George Walker
BCE Communications                             BCE Investor Relations
(514) 786-3924                                 (514) 870-2488
Web site:

(1)      EBITDA is defined as operating  revenues less operating  expenses and
         therefore  reflects  earnings  before  interest,  taxes, depreciation
         and  amortization,  as well as any  non-recurring  items.  BCE uses
         EBITDA,  amongst  other  measures,  to assess the operating
         performance  of its on-going  businesses.  The term EBITDA does not
         have a standardized  meaning  prescribed by Canadian generally
         accepted  accounting  principles  and therefore may not be comparable
         to similarly  titled  measures  presented by other publicly traded
         companies. EBITDA should not be construed as the equivalent of net
         cashflows from operating activities.



Pursuant to the  requirements of the Securities  Exchange Act of 1934, the
Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

                                                  BCE Inc.

                                           (Signed Michael T. Boychuk)
                                               Michael T. Boychuk
                                  Senior Vice-President and Corporate Treasurer

                                             Date: October 9, 2002