Lawrence Surtees - International Data Corporation (IDC). Toronto, ON, CA

Lawrence Surtees Lawrence Surtees

Research Vice President, Communications | International Data Corporation (IDC)

Toronto, ON, CA

Over thirty years of experience advising clients on new technologies and trends impacting the Canadian communications market

Is Verizon just playing catch-up to Canada with it's Yahoo acquisition? IDC's Lawrence Surtees available for comment

Is Verizon just playing catch-up to Canada with it's Yahoo acquisition? IDC's Lawrence Surtees available for comment 2016-07-27
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Yahoo’s latest acquisition is all about digital content, but is unlikely to affect Canada anytime soon, says IDC Canada telecom analyst Lawrence Surtees.

“When I looked at the deal that Verizon did a year ago with AOL, and the executive rationale, I kind of smiled to myself and said, ‘it’s almost like Verizon is taking a page out of BCE’s playbook in Canada,'” Surtees says.

“We’ve been doing this for two decades… and they’re just starting to go down this route now... “It’s the tail wagging the dog,” Surtees says. “I would argue that Verizon’s following us."

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