Over the past decade, rapid technological advancements have changed the way humans interact, quickly pushing the Wired Telecommunications Carriers industry in Canada to the sidelines of communication. External competition from the domestic Wireless Telecommunications Carriers industry and voice over internet protocol software has been eating away at revenue from the industry's core product: local and long-distance telephony services. Chiefly due to this year's growth alongside years of decline, revenue is expected to increase over the five years to 2017. Over the five years to 2022, revenue is expected to fall. Ultimately, as industry operators spread their fixed costs across a declining number of subscribers and compete with less-costly substitute services, revenue and profit margins are expected to continue declining steadily.
This industry provides local and long-distance telephony services. Industry operators also generate revenue by wholesaling access to their networks for a variety of purposes.
This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.