New study of the Canadian market for hosting services completed

July 12, 2010 — Market Metrics and The Gottlieb Group announced today that an update of their joint study of the Canadian market for hosting services has been completed.

The two consultancies’ initial Canadian Hosting Market Report described the competitive landscape of the hosting market in Canada in the period 2006-2008, and divided the market into three segments — collocation, shared hosting and managed hosting. Estimates of the size of the Canadian market, market segments and vendor market shares were presented, as were in-depth profiles of the ten leading hosting service providers active in Canada. Major industry trends were identified and discussed. The report was 88 pages in length with 20 detailed exhibits that provided comprehensive quantification and analysis.

The updated 2010 edition is similar in content but covers the time period 2008-2010. Coverage was also expanded from ten to twelve service providers, including Allstream, AT&T Global Services Canada, Bell Canada, Cogeco Data Services, Fusepoint Managed Services, HP Canada, IBM Canada, PEER 1 Hosting, Primus Canada, Q9 Networks, TELUS and Verizon Canada.

Planned for publication this summer, the report will be exclusively available from NBI/Michael Sone Associates.

About NBI/Michael Sone Associates

Founded in 1977, NBI/Michael Sone Associates is a leading Canadian market research and consulting firm whose mission is to provide statistically-based, primary-sourced information on the Canadian telecommunications industry. NBI/Michael Sone Associates’ independent, full-service research information provides vital tools for strategic and market planning to service providers, equipment manufacturers, start-ups and the investment community. More information about NBI/Michael Sone Associates can be found at

About The Gottlieb Group

In business since 1999, The Gottlieb Group specializes in the wireless and VoIP sectors, assisting telecom firms to navigate Canadian government and regulatory agencies, negotiate intercarrier agreements and assess the market for potential entry. This experience is buttressed by significant market analysis expertise, having successfully completed numerous major research projects for NBI/Michael Sone Associates.

The Gottlieb Group
325 Hillhurst Blvd.
Toronto, Ontario
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Telephone: (416) 782-2750
Email: agottlieb AT gottliebgroup DOT ca

About Market Metrics

Market Metrics Inc. helps knowledge-based businesses with strategy, planning and innovation. We offer our clients a unique combination of top-shelf professional skills, competitive pricing, and real-world industry experience in business planning, marketing, and technology.

The consultancy was founded in 2003 by Greg Graham, a seasoned strategic marketing professional. Greg is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC), a Fellow of the Ontario Institute of Management Consultants (FCMC), and an Accredited Small Business Consultant (ASMEC) in the United States. He holds MBA/BEE degrees plus a Certificate in Strategic Management.

Prior to founding Market Metrics, Greg's 21 years of corporate experience encompassed tech start-ups through Fortune 500 companies. He is an expert in subscription-based business models (including SaaS). Greg frequently performs consulting engagements on behalf of the National Research Council's Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP).