BlackBerry named Canada’s top ICT company, followed by the Big 3
The Branham Group have released their annual report on Canada’s Top Tech Companies. Now in its 20th year, the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) report showcases the top companies in various arenas by annual revenue.
According to their findings, Branham is stating that the top 250 Canadian ICT companies increased revenues by 0.46% to a whopping $83 billion. Taking top spot is Waterloo-base BlackBerry (formerly Research in Motion). Although BlackBerry had struggles in 2012, which saw their revenues drop 7%, the company accounted for 22.10% of the top 250′s total revenues with $18,340,982 – so they certainly are an important part of the Canadian economy and culture.
The Big 3 carriers came in second, third and fourth spot. Bell stayed in second spot with annual revenues of $9,389,799, followed by TELUS, who claimed 3rd place from Rogers, with revenues of $8,704,000 (up 8%). Rogers slipped to 4th place with $8,327,000 in revenues in 2012. Branham noted that “Canada’s three largest national telecommunication players – BCE, Rogers Communications and TELUS – continued their reign on the Canadian wireless and internet space in 2012.”
Other notable inclusions in the top spots were Calgary-based Shaw at number 7, Quebec-based Videotron at number 11, Manitoba-based MTS at number 12, and Saskatchewan-based SaskTel sitting at 16.