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Canadian Communications Service Provider Capex Budgets, 2015–2016

Canadian Communications Service Provider Capex Budgets, 2015–2016

This IDC study updates IDC Canada's previous analysis of Canadian telecommunications service providers' 2015 capital expenditure forecasts. CSPs are facing a transition to become service providers of the future to face the twin challenges of market erosion by new entrants and cable players in each other's core markets coupled with stalled penetration in wireless. These forces will sustain Canadian CSP capex spending at C$10.9 billion in 2016, according to IDC Canada's annual communications capital expenditure study. "The imperative of investing in next-generation network technologies has become urgent for incumbent service providers to enable them to compete against global newcomers that are unencumbered by legacy networks but also provides many compelling benefits for CSPs to undertake this journey now," says study author Lawrence Surtees, vice president and principal analyst in the Communications Practice at IDC Canada Ltd.

IDC Opinion
In This Study
Situation Overview
Global View
CSP Capital Spending in 2015
Future Outlook
Capex 2016 Forecast and Assumptions
Assessment of Future Directions: Network Capex Drivers
CSP Network Transformations Loom
The Need for Bandwidth and the Optical Imperative
Global IP Traffic Growth
IP VPN and Metro Ethernet
100G and Faster Optical Needed
Fibre-to-the-Home Programs Accelerate
Cloud Computing and Datacentres
Software-Defined Networks and Network Virtualization
Network Function Virtualization
SDN Tied to Big Data Analytics
Wireless Broadband at Gigabit Speed
4G LTE at Metro Ethernet Speed
Gigabit WiFi (WiGig)
Need for HetNets and Smart Radios
Radio Head Cell Tower Technology
LTE Advanced and 5G
5G IMT-2020 Progress
5G Use Cases and IoT
5G, SDN, and the 3rd Platform
Beyond 5G
Millimeter Wave Technology
Terahertz Wireless Looms
Future Role for Graphene in Terahertz Wireless Components
Capex by Segment and Vendor Profiles
Incumbent Local Exchange Carriers
Bell Canada
Bell Canada FTTx Program and Gigabit Fibre Expansion
2016 Guidance
Bell Aliant
2016 Capex Guidance
SaskTel infiNET FTTP Network
2016 Capex Guidance
Interexchange and Competitive Local Exchange Carriers
2016 Capex Guidance
AT&T Global Services
Rogers Business Solutions
Cogeco Enterprise Services
Arctic Fibre
Rogers Wireless
Bell Mobility
Telus Mobility
SaskTel Wireless
MTS Mobility
Vidéotron Wireless
Shaw Wireless and Wind Mobile
Wind's Nokia Pact Heralds Shaw Voice-over-WiFi
Cable Companies
Rogers Cable
Tapping Big Data Across Rogers
Shaw Cable
Vidéotron Cable
Cogeco Cable
Eastlink Cable
Final Frontier: The CSP Back Office
Essential Guidance
Actions to Consider
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Related Research
Telecom Taxonomy and Service Definitions
Local TDM and Wireline
VoIP, Cable Telephony, and SIP Trunk
SIP Trunk
Long Distance
Wireless Data Segmentation
Wireless Wholesale
SIP Terms
Difficulty Reconciling Forecasts with CRTC Market Data

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