Canada - Broadband Market - Insights, Statistics and Forecasts

Synopsis

Canada has one of the highest broadband penetration rates among the OECD nations. Government policy has encouraged widespread broadband availability, particularly in rural and regional areas, resulting in 98% of Canadians being able to access broadband services. Cable still leads DSL in terms of subscriber numbers. The upgrade of networks with DOCSIS 3.0 technology has ignited cable subscriber growth, given that services of up to 200Mb/s have become more widely available. Fibre deployments are also gaining momentum. Prominent WiMAX network deployments include those of Barrett Xplore and Shaw Communications, which has abandoned plans for a cellular network in favour of WiMAX/WiFi. The regulator has also upgraded the targets for basic broadband to be 5Mb/s downloads by the end of 2015. This should lead to a period of sustained development in the Canadian regional broadband sector. This report provided updated statistics, analysis and forecasts on the Canadian fixed-line and mobile broadband sector, providing statistical overviews and an analysis on operator strategies.

Key developments:

Proposed merger between Eastlink and Bruce Telecom stopped by competition authorities; government injects additional funds into rural broadband in 2014 budget; Ontario Broadband Project developments; Bell Canada makes move to consolidate bell Aliant for about C$3.95 billion; Bell acquires Quebec’s Astral Media for C$3.38 billion; MTS sells Allstream unit; SaskTel invests in Northern Fibre Expansion project, migrates customers to VoIP; SaskTel closes the Saskatchewan! Connected wireless internet network; Shaw Communications begins extending its WiFi network; Eastlink launches 200Mb/s service; WiMAX licensees to lose concessions if spectrum is under-developed for broadband services; OneGigabit launches in Vancouver; community fibre updates; Videotron launches subscription VoD service; Rogers Communications discontinues WiMAX service; regulator’s 2013 market data update; telcos’ operating and financial data to Q2 2014; market developments into 2014.

Companies covered in this report include:

Shaw Cablesystems, Rogers Cable Communications, Vidéotron Ltée, Cogeco Cable, Bell Canada, Telus Corporation, MTS Allstream and SaskTel.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Overview and analysis
    • 2.1 Broadband policy initiatives
    • 2.2 Broadband statistics
  • 3. Cable modems
    • 3.1 Overview and statistics
    • 3.2 Major cable broadband providers
      • 3.2.1 Shaw Cablesystems GP
      • 3.2.2 Rogers Cable Communications Inc
      • 3.2.3 Vidéotron Ltée
      • 3.2.4 Cogeco Cable
  • 4. Digital subscriber line (DSL)
    • 4.1 Overview
    • 4.2 Major providers
      • 4.2.1 Bell Canada (BCE)
      • 4.2.2 Bell Aliant
      • 4.2.3 Telus Corporation
      • 4.2.4 Manitoba Telecom Services (MTS)
      • 4.2.5 SaskTel
      • 4.2.6 Other providers
  • 5. Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP)
    • 5.1 SaskTel
    • 5.2 Bell Canada
    • 5.3 Bell Aliant
    • 5.4 Rogers
    • 5.5 Telus Corporation
    • 5.6 MTS Allstream
    • 5.7 Ontario Broadband Project
    • 5.8 Other developments
  • 6. Wireless broadband
    • 6.1 WiFi
    • 6.2 WiMAX
    • 6.3 Satellite
    • 6.4 HSPA and LTE
  • 7. Forecasts
    • 7.1 Broadband subscriber forecasts to 2015
    • 7.2 Notes on scenario forecasts
  • 8. Related reports
  • Table 1 – Internet revenue – 2001 - 2014
  • Table 2 – Broadband availability through Economic Action Plan – 2010 - 2012
  • Table 3 – Residential DSL and cable broadband subscribers – 2001 - 2014
  • Table 4 – Broadband penetration – 2004 - 2014
  • Table 5 – Proportion of broadband subscribers by data rate – 2006 - 2012
  • Table 6 – Market share of internet subscribers by platform – 2007; 2010 - 2012
  • Table 7 – Cable modem subscribers by major operator – 2003 - 2013
  • Table 8 – Broadband data speeds; proportion of subscribers – 2006 - 2013
  • Table 9 – Cable broadband subscribers – 2006 - 2014
  • Table 10 – Cablecos’ revenue and annual change – 2008 - 2012
  • Table 11 – Shaw Communications subscribers – 2010 - 2014
  • Table 12 – Shaw Communications revenue – 2009 - 2014
  • Table 13 – Rogers Cable financial data – 2010 - 2014
  • Table 14 – Rogers Cable subscriber data – 2010 - 2014
  • Table 15 – Videotron subscriber data – 2008 - 2014
  • Table 16 – Cogeco financial data – 2010 - 2014
  • Table 17 – Cogeco subscribers by sector – 2009 - 2014
  • Table 18 – Bell Canada (BCE) financial data – 2008 - 2014
  • Table 19 – Bell Canada revenue by division – 2008 - 2014
  • Table 20 – Bell Canada subscribers by sector – 2008 - 2014
  • Table 21 – Bell Aliant subscribers by sector – 2008 - 2014
  • Table 22 – Bell Aliant financial data – 2008 - 2014
  • Table 23 – Telus financial data – 2006 - 2014
  • Table 24 – Telus subscribers by sector– 2007 - 2014
  • Table 25 – MTS financial data – 2007 - 2014
  • Table 26 – MTS revenue by sector – 2007 - 2014
  • Table 27 – MTS subscribers by sector – 2007 - 2013
  • Table 28 – SaskTel financial data – 2007 - 2013
  • Table 29 – SaskTel subscriber by sector – 2007 - 2013
  • Table 30 – Bell Aliant fibre network data – 2013 - 2014
  • Table 31 – Satellite broadband revenue – 2007 - 2012
  • Table 32 – Mobile broadband subscribers by type – 2010 – 2014
  • Table 33 – Forecast residential DSL, cable broadband subscribers – lower market growth scenario – 2012; 2015; 2017
  • Table 34 – Forecast residential DSL, cable broadband subscribers – higher market growth scenario – 2012; 2015; 2017
  • Chart 1 – Residential DSL and cable broadband subscribers – 2001 – 2014
  • Chart 2 – Cable modem subscribers by major operator – 2003 – 2013
  • Chart 3 – Shaw Communications subscribers – 2010 – 2014
  • Chart 4 – Rogers Cable financial data – 2010 – 2014
  • Chart 5 – Rogers Cable subscriber data – 2010 – 2014
  • Chart 6 – Videotron subscriber data – 2008 – 2014
  • Chart 7 – Cogeco subscribers by sector – 2009 – 2014
  • Chart 8 – Bell Canada (BCE) financial data – 2008 – 2014
  • Chart 9 – Bell Canada revenue by division – 2008 – 2014
  • Chart 10 – Bell Canada subscribers by sector – 2008 – 2014
  • Chart 11 – Bell Aliant subscribers by sector – 2008 – 2014
  • Chart 12 – Bell Aliant financial data – 2008 – 2014
  • Chart 13 – Telus financial data – 2006 – 2014
  • Chart 14 – Telus subscribers by sector– 2007 – 2014
  • Chart 15 – MTS revenue by sector – 2007 – 2014
  • Chart 16 – MTS subscribers by sector – 2007 – 2013
  • Chart 17 – SaskTel financial data – 2007 – 2014
  • Chart 18 – SaskTel subscriber by sector – 2007 – 2013
  • Exhibit 1 – Example of major fibre project – the Alberta SuperNet
  • Exhibit 2 – Example of WiMAX developments – Barrett Xplore

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Number of pages 33

Status Current

Last updated 20 Aug 2014
Update History

Analyst: Henry Lancaster

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