Canada Telecommunications Q4 2018
While the mobile market has witnessed consolidation over recent years and is dominated by three national operatorswith a predominantly regional focus, we believe that the emergence of a strong fourth operator is unlikely. There are limited M&Aopportunities left, and the market remains fragmented based on legacy regional operating concession footprints which maydemand further deals. The dominance of the big three will be hard to break, but there is scope for new entrants to make an impactat the local level, especially as 43% of frequencies available in the March 2019 auction of 600MHz spectrum will be reserved for newentrants and/or smaller players. In June 2018 the government announced that it will auction 5G-suitable spectrum at 3.5GHz in late2020 or in 2021; however, some operators are concerned that Canada will fall behind other markets in 5G development if theauction does not take place sooner.
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