Top telecom companies in Canada
Canada is a country where the telecommunications industry was mostly state-owned, but the sector’s privatisation has meant the founding of some of the largest telecom companies in North America.
With nearly 9,000,000 subscribers, this company which is headquartered in Toronto is the leading company in Canada when it comes to the telecommunications industry, especially since it purchased Fido, the wireless network, in 2004. But there are many other reasons for Rogers’ leadership, like the fact that it also owns Chatr wireless netrwork, or that the company carries phones made by most manufacturers, from Samsung and Apple to Nokia, Motorola, LG or Sony Ericsson, HTC, HP…
Bell Mobility (with headquarters in Mississauga) is clearly number two of the list with more than 7,000,000 subscribers. Operating under the networks it owns (Virgin Mobile Canada, Solo Mobile and Loblaw’s PC Mobile) th Bell network comes on Motorola, LG, Samsung, Nokia, Sanyo, Palm, RIM, HTC…and Apple.
Headquartered in Burnaby, Telus has nearly 7,000,000 subscribers. At first it was a way for the Alberta Government Telephones Commission to be privatised back in 1990. It wasn’t until 1996 that Telus became aconsumer brand (one year after purchasing Ed Tel). Among the devices Telus offers, we can find Huawei, HTC, Nokia, LG, Samsung, RIM…
Telus recently became the first North American operator (out of the wireless ones) to offer HSPA+ Dual Cell technology.
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