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Canadian Communications Service Provider Capex Spending, 2017–2018

Canadian Communications Service Provider Capex Spending, 2017–2018

This IDC Market Perspective updates IDC Canada's previous analysis of Canadian telecommunications service providers' 2017 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 almost C$12.1 billion in 2018, according to IDC Canada's annual communications capital expenditure study."The imperative of investing in next-generation network technologies provides many compelling benefits for CSPs 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," says study author Lawrence Surtees, vice president and principal analyst in the Communications Practice at IDC Canada Ltd.

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Executive Snapshot
New Market Developments and Dynamics
Global View
CSP Capital Spending in 2017
Industry Dynamics
Capex 2018 Forecast and Assumptions
Assessment of Future Directions: Network Capex Drivers
CSP Network Transformations Loom
The Need for Bandwidth and the Optical Imperative
IP VPN and Metro Ethernet
100G and Faster Optical Needed
Cloud Computing and Datacentres
Software-Defined Networks and Network Virtualization
Wireless Broadband at Gigabit Speed
5G Looms Large
Beyond 5G
Capex by Segment and Vendor Profiles
Incumbent Local Exchange Carriers
Bell Canada
Interexchange and Competitive Local Exchange Carriers
Zayo Canada (Formerly Allstream)
AT&T Global Services
Rogers Enterprise Business Unit
Cogeco Peer 1
Rogers Wireless
Bell Mobility
Bell MTS
Telus Mobility
SaskTel Wireless
Vidéotron Wireless
Shaw Freedom Mobile
Cable Companies
Rogers Cable
Shaw Cable
Vidéotron Cable
Cogeco Connexion
Eastlink Cable
Final Frontier: The CSP Back Office
Advice for the Service Provider
Learn More
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
Video Services
SIP Terms
Difficulty Reconciling Forecasts with CRTC Market Data

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