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Canada - Telecom Market, Digital Media and Regulatory Overviews - Statistics Insights and Analysis


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Canada - Telecom Market, Digital Media and Regulatory Overviews - Statistics Insights and Analysis

The convergence of voice, internet and TV continues to bring Canadian telcos and broadcasting operators together as direct competitors in the emerging market for bundled services. Broadband and wireless revenues are underpinning telecom sector revenue while the fixed-voice sector continues to decline. Operators investing in fibre networks are migrating customer to IP for voice and other services as part of a systematic overhaul of the country's telecom infrastructure. A stimulus for FttH expansion among telcos has come from cablecos whose upgraded networks now commonly offer up to 200Mb/s. This report provides a broad range of key statistical data on the major telecoms segments, including e-commerce and e-health developments as well as policies which support the progress of smart meter adoption and smart grids. It provides an overview of each major sector, an analysis of market developments and an assessment of operator strategies.

Key developments:

Government relaxes foreign company ownership rules in telecom sector; regulator's policy to migrate telcos to IP networks; government blocks sale of Allstream to Accelero Capital Holdings; smart grid developments; telcos' operating data to Q2 2013; regulator's market data for 2012; market developments to October 2013.

Companies mentioned in this report include:

Bell Canada, Bell Aliant, TELUS, BOLDstreet Wireless, Tadaa Wireless, DoDo Wireless, Hotspotzz, Wayport, Boingo, FatPort, Rogers Communications, Craig Wireless System, Barrett Xplore, I-NetLink, Sasktel, Videotron, Cogeco, Shaw Communications.


1. Synopsis
2. Key statistics
3. Telecommunications market
3.1 Overview
3.2 Regulatory environment
3.2.1 Three Year Plan 2012-2015
4. Telecommunications infrastructure
4.1 National telecom network
4.2 International infrastructure
4.3 FttH and FttN
4.4 Cable HFC networks
5. Fixed-line sector
6. Internet and e-commerce
7. Digital media
7.1 Overview
7.2 Digital television (DTV)
7.3 Digital Terrestrial TV (DTTV)
7.4 TV-over-IP (IPTV)
7.5 Cable telephony and VoIP
7.6 Satellite
8. Smart grid developments
8.1 Ontario
8.2 Alberta
8.3 Québec
8.4 British Columbia
8.5 New Brunswick
9. E-health developments
10. E-commerce
11. Data centres
12. Related reports
Table 1 Country statistics 2013 (e)
Table 2 Telecom revenue and investment statistics 2013 (e)
Table 3 Fixed-line statistics 2013 (e)
Table 4 Major ISPs 2013
Table 5 Internet user statistics 2012
Table 6 Broadband statistics 2013 (e)
Table 7 Wireless statistics 2013 (e)
Table 8 National telecommunications authorities
Table 9 Telecom, broadcasting revenue 2007 - 2013
Table 10 Telecoms revenue by type 2006 - 2013
Table 11 Telecoms revenue by type of provider 2008 - 2013
Table 12 Telecoms investment by type 2006 - 2013
Table 13 Cableco revenue 2008 - 2013
Table 14 Cable TV (broadcasting) revenue 2007 - 2013
Table 15 Cable TV subscribers 2006 - 2013
Table 16 Cable TV subscribers by major player 2008 - 2013
Table 17 Fixed-lines in service 2007 - 2013
Table 18 Fixed-line voice revenue 2002 - 2013
Table 19 Fixed-line retail and wholesale revenue 2006 - 2013
Table 20 Online advertising revenue 2005 - 2013
Table 21 Internet revenue 2001 - 2013
Table 22 Broadcasting revenue by type 2006 - 2013
Table 23 Bundled services penetration by operator (Anglophone market) 2010
Table 24 Bundled services penetration by operator (Francophone market) 2010
Table 25 Subscribers to broadcasting services 2006 - 2013
Table 26 Digital TV (cable, satellite, telco) and total TV households 2002 - 2011
Table 27 IPTV revenue 2007 - 2013
Table 28 IPTV subscribers 2007 - 2013
Table 29 VoIP subscribers 2009 - 2013
Table 30 DTH and MDS revenue 2007 - 2014
Table 31 Satellite broadcasting revenue 2008 - 2012
Table 32 DHT and MDS subscribers 2006 - 2013
Chart 1 Telecoms revenue by type 2006 2013
Exhibit 1 Major submarine cables landing in Canada
Exhibit 2 Toronto Hydro, Google and smart metering

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