Now, more than ever, the telecommunications industry in Canada is playing an integral role in our society – it facilitates the way we work, the way we shop and the way we learn. It also has a critical impact on the nation’s economy. In 2019 alone, the telecommunications sector contributed $74.5 billion in GDP to Canada’s economy and supported 638,000 jobs.
The industry’s steady growth rate isn’t showing signs of slowing down anytime soon. Ongoing innovation – from the implementation of 5G infrastructure and the increasing prominence of big data analytics, to the expanding reach of the Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI), to the heightened emphasis on digital security – means that telecommunications will continue to figure prominently in Canadians’ everyday life, as well as the country’s economic health.
With so much potential on the horizon, telecommunications industry players have access to a broad range of opportunities for investment, innovation and business growth.
To participate effectively in this always-evolving sector, you need to have expert counsel in your corner, helping you identify and capitalize on opportunities, mitigate potential risks and guide you through an increasingly complex legal and regulatory landscape.
TELUS International in its US$1.06 billion initial public offering. This is the largest technology IPO in Canadian history and the fifth largest IPO in TSX history by total proceeds raised.
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How we can help
Osler lawyers have deep transactional experience in the telecom industry and are frequently called upon to help organizations of all sizes to meet their business objectives through corporate financing, M&A and joint ventures. We work in collaboration with our telecommunications clients and strive to provide guidance and insight on the broad range of issues and challenges that affect the industry, including analyzing shifting business models, assessing strategic investments and facilitating financing transactions. Our lawyers have also represented key telecom clients in privacy, data protection and competition litigation.