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Canada - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses


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Canada - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses

Canada has a broadband penetration rates several percentage points above the OECD average. Government policy has encouraged the extension of broadband to rural and regional areas, with the result that services are almost universally available. Cable broadband is the principal access platform, closely followed by DSL. The main cablecos are upgrading their networks to the DOCSIS3.1 standard, which can deliver data at 1Gb/s and above. Fibre deployments are also gaining momentum, with a growing number of Gigabit towns now connected.

This report provided updated statistics, analysis and forecasts on the Canadian fixed-line broadband sector, providing statistical overviews and an analysis on operator strategies.

Key developments:

Shaw doubles broadband data rate to 300Mb/s via DOCSIS3.1;
SaskTel opens its first Tier 3 data centre, invests in Northern Fibre Expansion project;
Regulator opens consultation on managing a planned $750 million broadband fund for rural and underserved areas;
Vidéotron extends DOCSIS3.1 service;
Bell Canada to invest $854 million to deliver Gigabit fibre to Montreal;
Ontario Broadband Project developments;
Eastlink launches 200Mb/s service;
OneGigabit launches in Vancouver;
Report includes the regulator's 2017 market data, telcos' operating and financial data to Q2 2018, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

Shaw Cablesystems, Rogers Cable Communications, Vidéotron Ltée, Cogeco Cable, Bell Canada, Telus Corporation, MTS Allstream and SaskTel.


1. Synopsis
2. Introduction and statistical overview
2.1 Market analysis
2.2 Broadband statistics
3. Forecasts broadband subscribers 2018; 2020; 2022
4. Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Shaw Cablesystems
4.3 Rogers Cable Communications
4.4 Vidéotron
4.5 Cogeco Cable
5. Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Bell Canada
5.2.1 Bell Aliant
5.2.2 Bell MTS
5.3 Telus Corporation
5.4 SaskTel
6. Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP)
6.1 SaskTel
6.2 Bell Canada
6.3 Rogers
6.4 Telus
6.5 Ontario Broadband Project
7. Other fixed broadband services
7.1 Fixed wireless (Wi-Fi and WiMAX)
7.2 Satellite
8. Digital economy
8.1 E-health
8.2 E-commerce
9. Digital media
9.1 Videostreaming
9.2 Cable telephony and VoIP
10. Related reports
Table 1 Retail broadband market revenue 2001 - 2016
Table 2 Broadband availability through Economic Action Plan 2010 - 2012
Table 3 DSL and cable broadband subscribers 2001 - 2018
Table 4 Fixed-line broadband subscribers and penetration 2004 - 2018
Table 5 Proportion of broadband subscribers by data rate 2011 - 2016
Table 6 Broadband availability by platform 2011 - 2016
Table 7 Broadband availability by data rate 2011 - 2016
Table 8 Market share of internet subscribers by platform 2010 - 2015
Table 9 Fixed broadband traffic by subscriber 2011 - 2016
Table 11 Forecast - broadband subscribers 2019; 2021; 2023
Table 12 Residential and business cable broadband subscribers 2006 - 2016
Table 13 Cable broadband revenue 2011 - 2015
Table 14 Shaw Communications subscribers 2010 - 2018
Table 15 Shaw Communications revenue 2009 - 2018
Table 16 Rogers Cable financial data 2010 - 2018
Table 17 Rogers Cable subscriber data 2010 - 2018
Table 18 Vidéotron subscriber data 2008 - 2017
Table 19 Cogeco subscribers by sector 2009 - 2018
Table 20 Residential DSL broadband subscribers 2011 - 2015
Table 21 Bell Canada (BCE) financial data 2008 - 2018
Table 22 Bell Canada revenue by division 2008 - 2018
Table 23 Bell Canada subscribers by sector 2008 - 2018
Table 24 Historic - Bell Aliant subscribers by sector 2008 - 2014
Table 25 Historic - Bell Aliant financial data 2008 - 2014
Table 26 Historic - MTS financial data 2007 - 2014
Table 27 Historic - MTS revenue by sector 2007 - 2014
Table 28 MTS subscribers by sector 2007 - 2013
Table 29 Telus financial data 2006 - 2018
Table 30 Telus subscribers by sector 2007 - 2018
Table 31 SaskTel financial data 2007 - 2018
Table 32 Historic - SaskTel subscribers by sector 2007 - 2013
Table 33 Proportion of homes connected by fibre (incumbent telcos) 2014 - 2016
Table 34 Fibre broadband subscribers 2006 - 2015
Chart 1 Residential DSL and cable broadband subscribers 2001 2018
Chart 2 Fixed broadband traffic by subscriber 2011 2016
Chart 3 Shaw Communications subscribers 2010 2018
Chart 4 Rogers Cable financial data 2010 2018
Chart 5 Rogers Cable subscriber data 2010 2018
Chart 6 Vidéotron subscriber data 2008 2017
Chart 7 Bell Canada (BCE) financial data 2008 2018
Chart 8 Bell Canada revenue by division 2008 2018
Chart 9 Bell Canada subscribers by sector 2008 2018
Chart 10 Telus financial data 2006 2018
Chart 11 Telus subscribers by sector 2007 2018
Chart 12 SaskTel financial data 2007 2018

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