Wave of Fibre-Optic Infrastructure Deals Impact Canadian Communications Landscape

Wave of Fibre-Optic Infrastructure Deals Impact Canadian Communications Landscape

This IDC Market Perspective reviews the wave of communications infrastructure acquisitions made in the fibre-optic and cellular tower distribution businesses by two major emerging global infrastructure players in recent months before the COVID-19 pandemic. We also examine the deals among players that have an impact on the C$55 billion-a-year communications landscape."Rather than being a brake on telecom infrastructure deals later in 2020 and early 2021, the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic will likely stimulate further infrastructure acquisition opportunities in the wake of revenue slowdowns, depressed share prices, and difficulties obtaining access to capital," says Lawrence Surtees, report author, vice president, and principal analyst, Communications Research at IDC Canada.

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Executive Snapshot
New Market Developments and Dynamics
Industry Dynamics
New Telecom Wholesale Infrastructure Companies Proliferate
Private Equity Firms Keen on Telecom Infrastructure Plays
Market Strategies
Digital Colony Concludes Largest Deal and Emerges as Major Player in Canada
Digital Colony Acquires Beanfield, Expanding Allstream's Network Presence
Beanfield Acquires Openface
Digital Colony's Purchase of Cogeco Peer 1
Brookfield Infrastructure Partners on Global Spree
Xplornet Acquired by Stonepeak
IDC's Point of View
Advice for the Communications Services Provider
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