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Canadian Communication Services Market Shares, 2017: Who's Who in the Zoo 17

Canadian Communication Services Market Shares, 2017: Who's Who in the Zoo 17

This IDC study is IDC Canada's 17th annual examination of Canadian communications services sector market shares and a competitive overview of each market segment for the full year 2017. Unlike previous years in which we published the full Who's Who guide with 75 vendor profiles, we supplement this overview with one other study in the Canadian Communications Market Drivers and Strategies program that covers the range of developments affecting communication markets in Canada and include detailed vendor profiles in IDC Canada's annual communications capital expenditure study (see Lawrence Surtees, Canadian Communications Service Provider Capex Spending, 2017–2018, IDC #CA42531818, May 2018). Other occasional studies profiling players in a new specific market segment are published as market developments warrant (see Lawrence Surtees, Canadian Enterprise Unified Communications and Collaboration-as-a-Service Market Shares, 2016: Enabling CSPs of the Future, IDC #CA41921017, October 2017; and Lawrence Surtees, CSPs of the Future — High Fibre: Canadian Fibre-Optic Networks, IDC #CA40308516, April 2016).This IDC study examines the Canadian communications services sector market shares and provides a competitive overview of each market segment for the full year 2017. "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. "The imperative of investing in next-generation network technologies provides many compelling benefits for service providers to undertake this journey now and has taken on a new urgency as preparations begin for the looming rollout of next-generation 5G wireless networks."

IDC Market Share Figure
Executive Summary
Advice for Technology Suppliers
Market Share
Video Segment Pressured
Communications Service Provider Market Share
Wireless Key to Competitive Position
Communications Service Provider Capital Spending in 2017
Wireline Voice
Local Wireline
Incumbent Local Exchange Carriers Remain Dominant
Circuit Switch Decline
Competitive Local Exchange Carriers
Cable and IP Telephony
SIP Trunk Spawns New Players
Unified Communications and Collaboration
Long Distance Interexchange Carriers and Resellers
Cloud Computing and Datacentres
Fibre-Optic Networks and Wholesale Internet Transport
Other Internet Service Providers
IPTV and Video
Wireless Subscriber Growth Picks Up
Prepaid Versus Postpaid Subscriber Mix
Who Shaped the Year
Market Context
3rd Platform and Digital Transformation
Significant Market Developments
Wireline Voice Service
SIP Trunks
VoIP Also Stalls
Wireless Service
Wireless Subscriber Growth Slowed But Not Stalled
Wireless Voice Declines Pressure ARPU
Mobile Substitution
Wireless Internet Substitution
Wireless Broadband Fuels Data Growth: More Connected Devices and Services
WiFi and Integrated Mobile Broadband
5G, SDN, and the 3rd Platform
Data (WAN) Services
IP VPN and Metro Ethernet
Datacentre Networking and WAN Convergence
SD-WAN Appears
Internet and Video
Increasing Data Needs and Gigabit Internet
Fibre-Optic Last Mile Rollouts Accelerate
Quad Bundles
Over-the-Top Video
Regulatory Environment
SIP Trunk
Note on SIP Terms
Unified Communications and Collaboration
Difficulty Reconciling with CRTC Market Data
Market Definition
Telecom Taxonomy and Service Definitions
Communications Service Provider Types and Classification
Local TDM and Wireline
VoIP, Cable Telephony, SIP Trunk, and UCC
SIP Trunk
Long Distance
Wireless Data Segmentation
Wireless Wholesale
Video Services
Customer Segments
Telecommunications Wholesale
Business Company Size Definitions
Region Definitions
Related Research
Supplementary References

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