Canadian Communication Services Market Shares, 2016: Who's Who in the Zoo 16
This IDC study is IDC Canada's 16th annual examination of Canadian communications services sector market shares and a competitive overview of each market segment for the full year 2016. Unlike previous years in which we published the full Who's Who guide with 75 vendor profiles, we will supplement this overview with two other studies in the Canadian Telecom Market Drivers and Strategies program that cover the range of developments affecting telecom markets in Canada and include detailed vendor profiles: Canadian Communications Service Provider Capex Budgets, 2016–2017 (forthcoming), which is IDC Canada's annual telecom capital expenditure study, and a second study profiling players in a specific market segment that will change each year (see Lawrence Surtees, CSPs of the Future — High Fibre: Canadian Fibre-Optic Networks, IDC Canada #CA40308516, April 2016)."Disruptive technologies such as "over-the-top" service delivery in both consumer and enterprise markets, and the global transformation of ICT platforms, are spawning new competitors while changing the economics of service delivery," says study author Lawrence Surtees, vice president and principal analyst in the Communications Practice at IDC Canada Ltd."CSPs face compelling reasons to urgently make the transition to become the service providers of the future to face the twin challenges of market erosion coupled with lower-than-expected growth and stalled penetration in wireless. CSPs that eagerly and swiftly make the transition will not perish."