Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Eastern Ontario (Ottawa/Kingston)
It's hard to figure out what any of them are doing sometimes in that industry.
It's like a big bordello.
They're always changing names, products, technologies, hardware, software, management, boards of directors - you name it.
Selling themselves, buying someone else, new share offering, share splits, share buybacks. Voting and non-voting shares. Buying "content" at massive prices.
New alliances, old alliances breaking up.
"Business as usual" was the phrase they always used to use.
( and I used to think ... "BS as usual". and hear: "Business based on BS."
when referring to that industry, generally. )
Quite a Cluster Bleep ... just the nature of that sort of business, I guess.
My advice: Don't get too cosy with any of them.
(ex. by having all your services with one company through Bundling, or by getting into Long term contracts, or by investing alot personally there )
(Putting all your "communications" or "telecommunications" eggs in ONE basket with any one carrier or company may give you some savings and convenience - though bundling of all your services ... but that could also lead to a nightmare if you start having "difficulties" with that one carrier.)