Canadian Communications Market Shares, 2021: Who's Who in the Zoo 21

Canadian Communications Market Shares, 2021: Who's Who in the Zoo 21

This IDC study examines the Canadian communication services sector market shares and provides a competitive overview of each market segment for the full year 2021. "The duration of the COVID-19 pandemic and prospect of recession remain unknown, but the communications service sector remains better insulated than most to weather economic uncertainties," says study author Lawrence Surtees, vice president and principal analyst in the Communications Practice at IDC Canada Ltd."Those current challenges, however, underscore the critical importance of investing in next-generation network (NGN) technologies to mitigate possible revenue loss, meet burgeoning network demand, enable digital transformation (DX), and pursue potential new revenue streams."

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IDC Market Share Figure
Executive Summary
Advice for Technology Suppliers
Market Share
Communication Service Market Segment Trends
Video Segment Declining
Enterprise TV Revenue Not a Panacea
Communications Service Provider Market Share
Wireless Remains Key to Competitive Position
Canadian Communications Service Providers Capital Spending in 2021
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
Rogers Proposed Acquisition of Shaw
Rogers and Shaw Agree to Sell Freedom Mobile to Quebecor
Digital Colony Emerged as Major Player in Canada
Digital Colony Expands Allstream's Network Presence
Market Context
Next-Generation Networks and Digital Transformation
Enterprise Over the Top: Multi-Access Edge Computing Links Wireless, Cloud Compute, and Artificial Intelligence
Significant Market Developments
Wireline Voice Service
SIP Trunks
VoIP Also Declining
Wireless Service
Wireless Subscriber Growth Slowed But Not Stalled
Wireless Voice Declines Pressure ARPU
Wireless Substitution
Wireless Internet Substitution
Next-Generation Wi-Fi 6 for 5G Wireless Broadband
Data (WAN) Services
IP VPN and Metro Ethernet
Datacentre Networking and WAN Convergence
Internet and Video
Fibre-Optic Last-Mile Rollouts Accelerate and Enable Gigabit Internet Services
Over-the-Top Video
Regulatory Environment
SIP Trunk Forecast
Note on SIP Terms
Difficulty Reconciling Forecasts with CRTC Market Data
Market Definition
Communications Taxonomy and Service Definitions
Local TDM and Wireline
VoIP, Cable Telephony, and SIP Trunk
SIP Trunk
Long Distance
Wireless Subscriptions and Subscribers
Wireless Data Segmentation
Wireless Wholesale
Video Services
Industry Sector Definitions
Financial Services
Public Sector
Communications and Media
Other Industries
Telecommunications Wholesale
Company Size Definitions
Region Definitions
Related Research
Further Research

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