Globalive: Change in the Canadian Wireless Telecom Industry
(7 pages of text)
Case (Pub Mat)
This case describes the situation for Globalive in 2009 shortly after its bid to enter the Canadian wireless telecommunications sector had been denied by the regulatory agency on the grounds that it breached foreign ownership restrictions. The case covers the background to Globalive and the events leading to the regulator’s decision. Andrea Wood, the chief legal officer of WIND Mobile, the wireless brand owned by Globalive, must decide what recommendations to make to Globalive’s chief executive officer.
The case may be taught in a business and government course to illustrate (a) the rationale or political logic of government policy decisions, (b) the role of political or “non-market” strategy in regulated industries, and (c) the relationship between market and non-market strategies.
Information, Media & Telecommunications
Canada, Large, 2009
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