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Canadian Communications Service Provider Capex Spending, 2018–2019

Canadian Communications Service Provider Capex Spending, 2018–2019

This IDC Market Perspective updates IDC Canada's previous analysis of Canadian telecommunications service providers' 2018 capital expenditure forecasts. Communications providers 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 capex spending at almost C$12 billion in 2019, according to IDC Canada's annual communications capital expenditure study."The move to software-based virtualized networks has become a competitive necessity and an imperative for the next-generation of 5G wireless networks," says study author Lawrence Surtees, vice president and principal analyst in the Communications Practice at IDC Canada Ltd. "These investments in next-generation network technologies will provide many compelling benefits to providers who make them."

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Executive Snapshot
New Market Developments and Dynamics
Global View
Communications SP's Capital Spending in 2018
Industry Dynamics
Capex 2019 Forecast and Assumptions
Accelerated Capital Cost Tax Allowance
Assessment of Future Directions: Network Capex Drivers
Communications SP 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
4G LTE at Metro Ethernet Speed
5G, SDN, and the 3rd Platform
Millimeter Wave Technology Key to 5G
5G Spectrum Allocation Looms Large
Improved Latency Key Benefit of Millimeter Wave Frequencies
ENCQOR 5G Testbed Launched
Need for HetNets and Smart Radios
Radio Head Cell Tower Technology
Gigabit Wi-Fi (WiGig)
Capex by Segment and Vendor Profiles
Incumbent Local Exchange Carriers
Bell Canada
Bell Aliant
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
SSi Mobile
Cable Companies
Rogers Cable
Shaw Cable
Vidéotron Cable
Cogeco Connexion
Eastlink Cable
Final Frontier: The Back Office
Advice for the Services Provider
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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
Video Services
SIP Terms
Difficulty Reconciling Forecasts with CRTC Market Data

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