Canada Telecom Operators Country Intelligence Report

Canada Telecom Operators Country Intelligence Report


Canada Telecom Operators Country Intelligence Report, a new Country Intelligence Report by GlobalData, provides an executive-level overview of the telecommunications market in Canada today, with detailed forecasts of key indicators up to 2027. Published annually, the report provides detailed analysis of the near-term opportunities, competitive dynamics and evolution of demand by service type and technology/platform across the fixed telephony, broadband, mobile, and pay-TV markets, as well as a review of key regulatory trends.

'Total telecom and pay-TV service revenue in Canada will increase at a CAGR of 1.2%, supported by strong growth in mobile data revenue, and marginal growth in fixed broadband revenue. Mobile data service revenue will grow at a five-year CAGR of 7.3%, driven by growing mobile subscriptions and increasing data ARPU on the back of growing adoption of higher ARPU yielding 5G services. Fixed broadband revenues, will also grow during the 2022-2027 period, driven by strong growth in fixed subscriptions, particularly fiber and cable, on the back of investments in network expansions and government initiatives such as the UBF to expand broadband Infrastructure.

The Country Intelligence Report provides in-depth analysis of the following:
  • Demographic and macroeconomic context in Canada.
  • The regulatory environment and trends: a review of the regulatory setting and agenda for the next 18-24 months as well as relevant developments pertaining to spectrum licensing, national broadband plans, tariff regulation and more.
  • Telecom services market outlook: analysis as well as historical figures and forecasts of service revenue from the fixed telephony, broadband, mobile voice, mobile data, and pay-TV markets.
  • The competitive landscape: an examination of the positioning of leading players in the telecom services market as well as subscription market shares across segments.
  • Company snapshots: analysis of the financial position of leading service providers in the telecommunications markets.
  • Underlying assumptions behind our published base-case forecasts, as well as potential market developments that would alter, either positively or negatively, our base-case outlook.

  • The overall telecom and pay-TV service revenue in Canada will grow at a CAGR of 1.2% during 2022-2027.
  • Total mobile revenue will account for 90.9% of the total telecom revenue by 2027.
  • 5G services subscription share will reach 47.1% in 2027 as all major telcos such as Bell, Telus, and Rogers continue to expand 5G network coverage across the country.
  • The top three mobile operators, Bell Canada, Rogers, and Telus accounted for 88.6% share of overall mobile subscriptions in 2022.
  • Reasons to Buy
    • This Country Intelligence Report offers a thorough, forward-looking analysis of Canada’s telecommunications markets, service providers and key opportunities in a concise format to help executives build proactive and profitable growth strategies.
    • Accompanying GlobalData’s Forecast products, the report examines the assumptions and drivers behind ongoing and upcoming trends in Canada’s mobile communications, fixed telephony, broadband markets, including the evolution of service provider market shares.
    • With more than 20 charts and tables, the report is designed for an executive-level audience, boasting presentation quality.
    • The report provides an easily digestible market assessment for decision-makers built around in-depth information gathered from local market players, which enables executives to quickly get up to speed with the current and emerging trends in Canada’s telecommunications markets.
    • The broad perspective of the report coupled with comprehensive, actionable detail will help operators, equipment vendors and other telecom industry players succeed in the challenging telecommunications market in Canada.

    Market highlights
    Key takeaways, telecom services revenue outlook, revenue CAGR by service type, 2023 service penetration
    Demographic, macroeconomic, and regulatory context
    Population, nominal GDP, PPP-adjusted GDP per capita, real GDP growth, consumer price inflation, exchange rates
    Regulatory context
    Regulatory highlights, Spectrum Allocations, Broadband Expansion Projects
    Telecom market outlook
    Total telecom and Pay-TV services revenue by category, 2021-2027
    Evolution of total telecom and Pay-TV services revenue, 2021-2027
    Mobile services market
    Mobile service penetration and subscription trends
    Mobile subscription and user penetration, 2021-2027
    Total mobile suscriptions, 2021-2027
    Device adoption trends
    Mobile subscriptions by device type, 2021-2027
    Handset subscriptions by type, 2021-2027
    Payment types and technology trends
    Mobile subscriptions by payment type
    Mobile subscriptions by technology generation, 2021-2027
    Churn and usage trends
    Churn, voice usage, data usage
    Market share trends
    Subscription market shares, 2022
    Pre-/postpaid market shares, 2022
    MVNO subscription market share, 2022
    Fixed services market
    Fixed service penetration and subscription trends
    Voice telephony and fixed broadband penetration, 2021-2027
    Total voice telephony and fixed broadband access lines, 2021-2027
    Fixed service penetration and subscription trends
    Voice telephony lines by technology, 2021-2027
    Broadband lines by technology, 2021-2027
    Market share trends
    Fixed voice telephony access line market shares, 2022
    Fixed broadband access lines market shares, 2022
    Fixed service revenue trends
    Total fixed service revenue by service category, 2021-2027
    Fixed services ARPU by service category, 2021-2027
    Pay-TV services market
    Penetration and subscription trends
    TV and pay-TV household penetration, 2021-2027
    Total pay-TV subscriptions by type, 2021-2027
    Market share trends
    Total pay-TV subscription market shares, 2022
    Service revenue trends
    Total pay-TV service revenue, 2021-2027
    Pay-TV services ARPU by type, 2021-2027
    Competitive landscape and company snapshots
    Product portfolios and positioning, market share overview
    Company snapshot (Bell Canada, Rogers Canada, Telus Canada)

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