Canada - Telecoms Infrastructure, Operators, Regulations - Statistics and Analyses

Synopsis

The Canadian telecom market continues to show steady growth as operators invest in network upgrades. This investment has been channelled into LTE infrastructure to capitalise of consumer demand for mobile data services. There has also been a concentration of investment in fixed-line infrastructure, focussed on FttP and, among cable broadband providers, upgrades to the DOCSIS3.1 standard. This is having the effect that the DSL segment is beginning to lose market share as customers are migrated to fibre.

At the same time, fixed-line telephony services are dwindling as customers make greater use of mobile networks and VoIP options. Revenue from the broadband and mobile sectors is underpinning overall telecom sector revenue while the fixed-voice sector continues to decline.

This report provides a broad range of key statistical data on the major telecoms segments, including e-commerce and e-health developments as well as policies which support the progress of smart meter adoption and smart grids. It provides an overview of each major sector, an analysis of market developments and an assessment of operator strategies.

Key developments:

Regulator asserts commitment to network neutrality; SaskPower and SaskEnergy install smart meters and upgraded gas meters; smart grid developments; report updates include the regulator’s market data report for 2016, telcos’ operating data to Q2 2017, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

Bell Canada, Bell Aliant, Telus, BOLDstreet Wireless, Tadaa Wireless, DoDo Wireless, Hotspotzz, Wayport, Boingo, FatPort, Rogers Communications, Craig Wireless System, Barrett Xplore, I-NetLink, SaskTel, Videotron, Cogeco, Shaw Communications.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Key statistics
  • 3. Telecommunications market
    • 3.1 Overview
    • 3.2 Regulatory environment
  • 4. Fixed network operators
  • 5. Telecommunications infrastructure
    • 5.1 Overview of the national telecom network
    • 5.2 International infrastructure
  • 6. Smart grid developments
    • 6.1 Ontario
    • 6.2 Alberta
    • 6.3 Québec
    • 6.4 British Columbia
    • 6.5 New Brunswick
    • 6.6 Saskatchewan
  • 7. Related reports
  • Table 1 – Country statistics – 2017 (e)
  • Table 2 – Telecom revenue and investment statistics – 2015
  • Table 3 – Fixed-line statistics – 2017 (e)
  • Table 4 – Major ISPs – 2017
  • Table 5 – Broadband statistics – 2017 (e)
  • Table 6 – mobile statistics – 2017 (e)
  • Table 7 – National telecommunications authorities
  • Table 8 – Telecom, broadcasting revenue– 2007 - 2015
  • Table 9 – Telecoms revenue by type – 2006 - 2015
  • Table 10 – Telecoms revenue by type of provider – 2008 - 2015
  • Table 11 – Telecoms investment by type – 2006 - 2015
  • Table 12 – Take-up of services by type – 2011 - 2015
  • Table 13 – Fixed-lines in service and penetration – 2007 – 2018
  • Table 14 – Fixed-line retail voice revenue – 2002 - 2015
  • Table 15 – Fixed-line retail and wholesale revenue – 2006 - 2015
  • Chart 1 – Telecom, broadcasting revenue– 2007 – 2015
  • Chart 2 – Telecoms revenue by type – 2006 – 2015
  • Exhibit 1 – Major submarine cables landing in Canada

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