1. Read the case below and answer the questions that follow. 2. Assignments should be typed in 12-point Times New Roman font (or similar) 3. Assignments are limited to maximum of two (2) double-spaced pages with 1-inch margins on all sides. 4. Citing the ADMS1000 textbook is not required but all other sources must be properly cited (APA style). References do not count in the two-page limit. 5. Print your name, student number, date, course and section at top of the paper. 6. This assignment is worth 1% of the overall grade in the course. 7. This assignment is due on January 21 before 11:00 pm and must be uploaded to turnitin via moodle.8. There are no email submissions, no extensions, no makeup assignments… under any circumstances – sorry.9. Papers that do not follow these instructions will not be marked.
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Verizon Communications Inc., an American Telecommunications giant, is a leader in connecting millions
of people, companies and communities across the globe through their powerful network technology. They
pride themselves as “innovators, technologist, problem-solvers and Engineers” According to Verizon’s
website, “not many companies get the chance to change the industry and the world through constant
change in technology and innovation and at such a rapid speed”. Verizon aims to make a “positive impact
on society” as it continues to grow its business across the globe, serving both??.
After months of exploratory talks about a potential northern expansion, Verizon said it has no intention of
entering Canada, removing a deep-pocketed bidder just two weeks before Ottawa kicks off the spectrumauction process for new wireless services. This leaves the Conservative government’s goal for the
wireless market i.e. to creating a fourth viable competitor in every region of the country – out of reach for
now. Citing stiff competition from the big three wireless providers – Bell, Telus and Rogers.
In June, Verizon tabled a preliminary $700-million (Canadian) offer for Wind and signed a non-disclosure
agreement with Mobilicity as part of early stage takeover talks with the struggling start-up carriers,
according to sources familiar with the discussions. Those moves followed a pivotal meeting between
Verizon and Industry Canada about potential wireless opportunities for Canadian customers.
Telus’s chief corporate officer, Josh Blair, said that Verizon’s decision to forgo expansion into the
Canadian market is “not at all” a relief, saying his company remains deeply concerned with Ottawa’s
plans to forge ahead with a spectrum auction that critics say will hand foreign players an unfair
advantage. “So for the good of all Canadians, especially rural Canadians, we need to see the spectrum
rules changed.”
Verizon’s inability to get in the Canadian wireless market has not dampen their spirit. Verizon has since
acquired Yahoo’s web media business, which it hopes will enhance its advertising and content business.
The company’s CEO, Lowell McAdam, is also seeking an answer to the AT&T/Time Warner tie-up; he
said publicly he believes a merger between his company and cable provider Charter Communications
would make sense. Verizon has in the last year considered 10 different potential mergers, according
to Bloomberg.
In April 2018, Verizon struck a deal with Corning to purchase up to 37.2 million miles of optical fiber and
related hardware over the next three years, with Verizon planning to use that fiber to boost capacity and
lower delay in its wireless network. Verizon also acquired Niddel Corporation to add security detection
and response capabilities for their business customers. In 2017 Verizon acquired XO Communications
fiber optic and Straight Path Spectrum Communications Inc to enhance and boost wireless services to its
business customers.
And these are only a few of the ways in which Verizon Telecommunications continue to expand its
business to better serve its customers.
Adapted from:
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The Globe & Mail, Monday, Sep. 02 2013, 4:35 PM EDT By Rita Trichur and Kathryn Blaze
Carlson http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/verizon-ceo-now-has-no-interest-incanadian-entry-report/article14071479/
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Verizon website: http://www.verizon.com/about/our-company
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https://www.fastcompany.com/3068696/why-2017-will-be-a-huge-year-for-telecom-and-mediamergers
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Brodkin, Jon. Ars Technica. April 18, 2018. Verizon buys fiber from Corning with a focus on
wireless internet. https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/04/verizon-spends- 1b-on-fiberbut-its-for-5g-wireless-not-more-fios/
1. Discuss what the structure of Verizon is likely to look like, be sure to discuss the five
elements of structure and what they would look like at Verizon. Make any assumptions
you deem necessary. (5)
2. Given the analysis of the elements of structure above, do you think Verizon is better
suited with an Organic or a Mechanistic structure. Briefly explain your choice. (2.5)

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