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Canada - Telecoms Infrastructure, Operators, Regulations - Statistics and Analyses


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Canada - Telecoms Infrastructure, Operators, Regulations - Statistics and Analyses

The Canadian telecom market continues to show steady growth as operators invest in network upgrades. This investment has been channelled into LTE infrastructure to capitalise of consumer demand for mobile data services. There has also been a concentration of investment in fixed-line infrastructure, focussed on FttP and, among cable broadband providers, upgrades to the DOCSIS3.1 standard. This is having the effect that the DSL segment is beginning to lose market share as customers are migrated to fibre.

At the same time, fixed-line telephony services are dwindling as customers make greater use of mobile networks and VoIP options. Revenue from the broadband and mobile sectors is underpinning overall telecom sector revenue while the fixed-voice sector continues to decline.

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:

Regulator asserts commitment to network neutrality; SaskPower and SaskEnergy install smart meters and upgraded gas meters; smart grid developments; report updates include the regulator's market data report for 2016, telcos' operating data to Q2 2017, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

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
4. Fixed network operators
5. Telecommunications infrastructure
5.1 Overview of the national telecom network
5.2 International infrastructure
6. Smart grid developments
6.1 Ontario
6.2 Alberta
6.3 Québec
6.4 British Columbia
6.5 New Brunswick
6.6 Saskatchewan
7. Related reports
Table 1 Country statistics 2017 (e)
Table 2 Telecom revenue and investment statistics 2015
Table 3 Fixed-line statistics 2017 (e)
Table 4 Major ISPs 2017
Table 5 Broadband statistics 2017 (e)
Table 6 mobile statistics 2017 (e)
Table 7 National telecommunications authorities
Table 8 Telecom, broadcasting revenue 2007 - 2015
Table 9 Telecoms revenue by type 2006 - 2015
Table 10 Telecoms revenue by type of provider 2008 - 2015
Table 11 Telecoms investment by type 2006 - 2015
Table 12 Take-up of services by type 2011 - 2015
Table 13 Fixed-lines in service and penetration 2007 2018
Table 14 Fixed-line retail voice revenue 2002 - 2015
Table 15 Fixed-line retail and wholesale revenue 2006 - 2015
Chart 1 Telecom, broadcasting revenue 2007 2015
Chart 2 Telecoms revenue by type 2006 2015
Exhibit 1 Major submarine cables landing in Canada

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