Canada - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses

Synopsis

Canada has one of the highest broadband penetration rates among the OECD nations. Government policy has encouraged work to extend broadband availability to rural and regional areas, with the result that a basic service of at least 5Mb/s is almost universally available. Cable still leads DSL in terms of subscriber numbers. Cablecos are beginning to upgrade their networks to the DOCSIS3.1 standard, which can deliver data at 1Gb/s and above. Fibre deployments are also gaining momentum, with a growing number of Gigabit towns now connected. This report provided updated statistics, analysis and forecasts on the Canadian fixed-line broadband sector, providing statistical overviews and an analysis on operator strategies.

Key developments:

SaskTel opens its first Tier 3 data centre; regulator opens consultation on managing a planned $750 million broadband fund for rural and underserved areas; Vidéotron extends DOCSIS3.1 service; Bell Canada to invest $854 million to deliver Gigabit fibre to Montreal; Ontario Broadband Project developments; SaskTel invests in Northern Fibre Expansion project; Eastlink launches 200Mb/s service; OneGigabit launches in Vancouver; report includes the regulator’s 2016 market data; telcos’ operating and financial data to Q2 2017, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

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

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Introduction and statistical overview
    • 2.1 Market analysis
    • 2.2 Broadband statistics
  • 3. Forecasts – broadband subscribers – 2018; 2020; 2022
    • 3.1.1 Notes on scenario forecasts
    • 4. Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks
      • 4.2 Introduction
      • 4.3 Shaw Cablesystems
      • 4.4 Rogers Cable Communications
      • 4.5 Vidéotron
      • 4.6 Cogeco Cable
    • 5. Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
      • 5.1 Introduction
      • 5.2 Bell Canada
        • 5.2.1 Bell Aliant
        • 5.2.2 Bell MTS
      • 5.3 Telus Corporation
      • 5.4 SaskTel
    • 6. Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP)
      • 6.1 SaskTel
      • 6.2 Bell Canada
      • 6.3 Rogers
      • 6.4 Telus
      • 6.5 Ontario Broadband Project
    • 7. Other fixed broadband services
      • 7.1 Fixed wireless (Wi-Fi and WiMAX)
      • 7.2 Satellite
    • 8. Related reports
    • Table 1 – Broadband market revenue – 2001 - 2015
    • Table 2 – Broadband availability through Economic Action Plan – 2010 - 2012
    • Table 3 – DSL and cable broadband subscribers – 2001 - 2018
    • Table 4 – Fixed-line broadband subscribers and penetration – 2004 - 2018
    • Table 5 – Proportion of broadband subscribers by data rate – 2011 - 2015
    • Table 6 – Broadband availability by data rate – 2011 - 2015
    • Table 7 – Market share of internet subscribers by platform – 2010 - 2015
    • Table 8 – Fixed broadband traffic – 2011 - 2015
    • Table 9 – Forecast - broadband subscribers –– 2018; 2020; 2022
    • Table 10 – Residential cable broadband subscribers – 2006 - 2015
    • Table 11 – Cable broadband revenue – 2011 - 2015
    • Table 12 – Shaw Communications subscribers – 2010 - 2017
    • Table 13 – Shaw Communications revenue – 2009 - 2017
    • Table 14 – Rogers Cable financial data – 2010 - 2017
    • Table 15 – Rogers Cable subscriber data – 2010 - 2017
    • Table 16 – Vidéotron subscriber data – 2008 - 2017
    • Table 17 – Cogeco subscribers by sector – 2009 - 2017
    • Table 18 – Residential DSL broadband subscribers – 2011 - 2015
    • Table 19 – Bell Canada (BCE) financial data – 2008 - 2017
    • Table 20 – Bell Canada revenue by division – 2008 - 2017
    • Table 21 – Bell Canada subscribers by sector – 2008 - 2017
    • Table 22 – Historic - Bell Aliant subscribers by sector – 2008 - 2014
    • Table 23 – Historic - Bell Aliant financial data – 2008 - 2014
    • Table 24 – Historic - MTS financial data – 2007 - 2014
    • Table 25 – Historic - MTS revenue by sector – 2007 - 2014
    • Table 26 – MTS subscribers by sector – 2007 - 2013
    • Table 27 – Telus financial data – 2006 - 2017
    • Table 28 – Telus subscribers by sector– 2007 - 2017
    • Table 29 – SaskTel financial data – 2007 - 2018
    • Table 30 – Historic - SaskTel subscribers by sector – 2007 - 2013
    • Table 31 – Proportion of homes connected by fibre – 2014 - 2015
    • Table 32 – Fibre broadband subscribers – 2006 - 2015
    • Chart 1 – Residential DSL and cable broadband subscribers – 2001 – 2018
    • Chart 2 – Shaw Communications subscribers – 2010 – 2017
    • Chart 3 – Rogers Cable financial data – 2010 – 2017
    • Chart 4 – Rogers Cable subscriber data – 2010 – 2017
    • Chart 5 – Vidéotron subscriber data – 2008 – 2017
    • Chart 6 – Bell Canada (BCE) financial data – 2008 – 2017
    • Chart 7 – Bell Canada revenue by division – 2008 – 2017
    • Chart 8 – Bell Canada subscribers by sector – 2008 – 2017
    • Chart 9 – Telus financial data – 2006 – 2017
    • Chart 10 – Telus subscribers by sector– 2007 – 2017
    • Chart 11 – SaskTel financial data – 2007 – 2018

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    Last updated 8 Sep 2017
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    Analyst: Henry Lancaster

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