The telecommunications landscape, including the regulatory and policy framework, is continuously evolving in Canada and worldwide in the pursuit of truly competitive market forces. These changes present new challenges and opportunities for both established providers and newer entrants in providing Canadian consumers, businesses and the public sector with the benefits of world-class communications.
MTS Allstream firmly believes in the development of a competitive telecommunications market in Canada.
- Competition in both residential and business markets benefits consumers and businesses through competitive pricing and choice in service delivery.
- A competitive industry spurs innovation and investment in research and development of new products and services.
Changes in network technology, investment patterns in the industry – including the realignment and consolidation of some national service providers in recent years – and the impact of globalization are among the factors driving and indeed requiring a more competitive Canadian industry.
For Canada, as for all countries in the twenty-first century, maintaining and enhancing the strength, diversity and competitive vibrancy of its telecommunications infrastructure and marketplace remains a top priority – a critical success factor for economic growth and quality-of-life.