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2006 Canada - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband

For those seeking high level strategic information and objective analysis on this region, this report is essential reading and gives further information on:

Forecast growth in select telecommunication markets.
The emerging trends and convergence in Canadian voice, broadband and digital TV sectors.
How Canada is faring in terms of global broadband development.
The current and emerging broadband technologies and their long-term projections.
The growth of mobile voice and data and the deployment of 3G and 4G technologies.
Key information on the major telecommunication operators.


By early 2000 Canada’s telecoms and broadband sector was among the most advanced in the world. However, by 2006 Canada’s performance in areas such as broadband penetration and mobile penetration was starting to lag behind its OECD counterparts. This has led to calls for further reform of Canada’s telecommunications regulatory regime to a lighter-handed framework. Hence 2007 and 2008 are likely to be characterised by further regulatory reform towards a more market-based approach.

During 2006 traditional fixed line voice revenues continued to decline as subscribers switch en masse to mobile services and at even greater growth rates to VoIP services. This trend is forecast to continue during 2007 as VoIP gathers momentum. Additionally, the market will continue its transition to a triple play model, though during 2007 the cable companies are forecast to make greater gains in the telcos’ voice sectors than the telcos’ gains in the broadcasting sector.

1. TELECOMS, MOBILE & BROADBAND OVERVIEW & ANALYSIS 2006
1.1 Telecommunications industry
1.1.1 Overview
1.1.2 Regulatory environment
1.2 Telecommunications infrastructure
1.2.1 National telecom network
1.2.2 International infrastructure
1.2.3 Fibre-to-the-Home (FttH)
1.2.4 Cable TV networks
1.2.5 Broadband over Powerline (BPL)
1.2.6 Next Generation Networks (NGNs)
1.2.7 Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)
1.3 Broadband market
1.3.1 Overview
1.3.2 Cable modem
1.3.3 DSL
1.3.4 WiFi
1.3.5 WiMAX
1.3.6 WLAN
1.3.7 Satellite broadband
1.4 Convergence
1.4.1 Digital Television (DTV)
1.4.2 Digital Terrestrial TV (DTTV)
1.4.3 Satellite TV
1.4.4 Digital Cable
1.4.5 Specialty TV
1.4.6 Video-on-Demand (VoD)
1.4.7 High Definition Television (HDTV)
1.5 Mobile market
1.5.1 Penetration
1.5.2 Major operators
1.5.3 Forecasts
2. KEY STATISTICS
3. TELECOMMUNICATIONS MARKET
3.1 Overview of Canada’s telecom market
3.1.1 Monopoly to competition
3.1.2 Convergence
3.1.3 Teledensity
3.1.4 Industry revenues
3.2 Fixed line sector
3.3 Internet and e-commerce
3.4 Broadband sector
3.5 Mobile sector
3.6 Broadcasting sector
4. REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT
4.1 Overview
4.1.1 Industry Canada
4.1.2 Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC)
4.1.3 Institutional reform
4.1.4 Liberalisation
4.2 VoIP regulation
4.3 Wireless number portability
4.4 Local forbearance
4.5 Foreign ownership
4.6 Convergence policy
4.7 WTO agreement on basic telecom services
4.8 Broadcasting regulatory reform
4.9 Telecommunications Regulatory Reform 2006
4.9.1 Introduction
4.9.2 The call for economic deregulation
4.9.3 Strengthened regulations and consumer protection
4.9.4 Foreign ownership rules
4.9.5 Broadcasting regulation
4.9.6 Other noteworthy recommendations
4.9.7 Summary
5. MAJOR TELCOS - STATISTICS & ANALYSIS
5.1 Telecommunications operating environment
5.1.1 Overview
5.1.2 Industry structure
5.1.3 Growing competition
5.1.4 Foreign ownership controls
5.2 Incumbent Local Exchange Carriers (ILECs)
5.2.1 Bell Canada Enterprises (BCE)
5.2.2 Bell Canada
5.2.3 VSNL International Canada (formerly Teleglobe)
5.2.4 Aliant
5.2.5 TELUS Corporation
5.2.6 Manitoba Telecom Services (MTS)
5.2.7 Saskatchewan Telecommunications (SaskTel)
5.3 CLECs and other operators
5.3.1 Overview
5.3.2 Rogers Communications
5.3.3 FCI Broadband (Formerly Futureway Communications)
5.3.4 Primus Telecommunications Canada
5.3.5 Look Communications
6. TELECOMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE
6.1 National telecom network
6.1.1 Overview
6.1.2 Wireline networks
6.1.3 Wireless networks
6.2 International infrastructure
6.2.1 Satellite networks
6.2.2 Submarine cable networks
6.3 Infrastructure developments
6.3.1 Overview
6.3.2 Fibre-to-the-Home (FttH)
6.3.3 Telecom developments on cable TV networks
6.3.4 Involvement of utilities (BPL)
6.3.5 Next Generation Networks (NGNs)
6.3.6 IP and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)
7. BROADBAND MARKET
7.1 Industry overview and analysis
7.1.2 Broadband statistics
7.2 Cable modems
7.2.1 Major high-speed cable providers
7.3 Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
7.3.1 Major broadband DSL providers
7.4 Fibre-to-the-Home (FttH)
7.4.1 Overview
7.4.2 Aliant trials
7.5 Wireless broadband
7.5.1 WiMAX
7.5.2 WiFi
7.5.3 Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs)
7.5.4 Internet via satellite
7.6 Broadband over Powerline (BPL)
7.6.1 Overview
7.6.2 BPL Regulation
7.6.3 UPLC and UTC Canada
8. CONVERGENCE
8.1 Key general trends
8.1.1 Regulatory issues
8.2 Digital TV (DTV)
8.2.1 Market statistics
8.2.2 Digital Terrestrial TV (DTTV)
8.2.3 Regulatory overview
8.3 iTV
8.3.1 Rogers Cable
8.3.2 Shaw Communications
8.3.3 Bell Canada Enterprises (BCE)
8.3.4 Aliant Telecom
8.3.5 AOL
8.4 Video-on-Demand (VoD)
8.4.1 Rogers Cable
8.4.2 Cogeco Cable
8.4.3 Shaw Communications
8.4.4 SaskTel
8.4.5 Manitoba Telecom Services (MTS)
8.5 Broadband TV, TV-over-DSL (IPTV)
8.6 Satellite TV
8.6.1 Bell ExpressVu
8.6.2 Star Choice Communications
8.7 Cable TV
8.7.1 Digital Cable
8.7.2 Rogers Cable Inc
8.7.3 Shaw Cablesystems Ltd
8.7.4 Vidéotron ltée
8.7.5 Cogeco Cable Inc
8.7.6 EastLink
8.7.7 Persona Inc (formerly Regional Cablesystems)
8.8 Pay TV
8.8.1 Linkage rules
8.9 Consumer electronics
8.9.1 High Definition televisions
8.9.2 Mobile television
9. MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS
9.1 Analysis and Forecasts
9.2 Overview of Canada’s mobile market
9.2.1 Overview
9.2.2 Mobile statistics
9.3 Regulatory overview
9.3.1 CRTC and Industry Canada
9.3.2 Telecom Policy Review
9.3.3 Spectrum licensing
9.3.4 Mobile Number Portability
9.3.5 Rural digital roaming
9.4 Mobile technologies
9.4.1 Personal Communications Services (PCS)
9.4.2 Global System for Mobiles (GSM)
9.4.3 Third Generation (3G) mobile
9.4.4 WiFi and WiMAX
9.5 Major mobile operators
9.5.1 Overview
9.5.2 Rogers Wireless
9.5.3 Bell Mobility
9.5.4 TELUS mobility
9.5.5 SaskTel Mobility
9.5.6 MTS
9.5.7 Virgin Mobile Canada
9.6 Mobile Services
9.6.1 Prepaid services
9.6.2 Short Message Service (SMS)
9.6.3 Inter-carrier multimedia messaging
9.6.4 Mobile television services
10. GLOSSARY OF ABBREVIATIONS
Exhibit 1 - Registered CLECs - 2005
Exhibit 2 - Telesat’s current and planned fleet of satellites
Exhibit 3 - Submarine cables serving Canada
Exhibit 4 - Registered CLECs - 2005
Exhibit 5 - FibreWired Network
Exhibit 6 - FibreWired Network
Exhibit 7 - TV-over-DSL (IPTV)
Exhibit 8 - 3G licence awards - January 2001


Table 1 - Forecast of mobile subscriber and revenue growth - 2006 - 2010
Table 2 - VoIP subscriber forecasts - 2006 - 2008
Table 3 - Residential broadband Internet subscribers, DSL and cable - 2001 - 2005
Table 4 - Cable modem subscribers by major operator - 2002 - 2005
Table 5 - DSL subscribers by operator - 2004 - 2006
Table 6 - Total television and digital households - 2002 - 2006
Table 7 - Number of HD services offered by broadcaster - 2006
Table 8 - Mobile subscribers and annual change - 1997 - 2005
Table 9 - Mobile subscribers by major provider - 2004 - Q1 2006
Table 10 - Forecast of mobile subscriber and revenue growth - 2006 - 2010
Table 11 - Country statistics Canada - 2006
Table 12 - Telecom revenue and investment statistics - 2005
Table 13 - Telecom revenue distribution by market sector - 2005
Table 14 - Telecom revenue distribution by provider - 2005
Table 15 - Telephone network statistics - 2005
Table 16 - Internet provider statistics - 2005
Table 17 - Internet user statistics - 2005
Table 18 - Broadband statistics - 2005
Table 19 - Mobile statistics - 2005
Table 20 - National telecommunications authorities
Table 21 - Canadian teledensity - 2000 - 2005
Table 22 - Services revenues by operator type - 2000 - 2005
Table 23 - Operating revenues by segment - 2001 - 2005
Table 24 - Revenue growth by segment - 2004 - 2005
Table 25 - Fixed line revenues - 2001 - 2005
Table 26 - Internet and IT statistics - 2005
Table 27 - Internet revenues - 2001 - 2005
Table 28 - Residential broadband Internet subscribers DSL versus cable - 2001 - 2005
Table 29 - Mobile subscribers and annual change - 1997 - 2005
Table 30 - Mobile revenues - 2001 - 2005
Table 31 - Mobile subscribers by major provider - 2004 - 2006
Table 32 - Cable, DTH, MDS & STV subscribers - 2001 - 2005
Table 33 - Cable, DTH, MDS & STV revenues - 2001 - 2005
Table 34 - Subscriber numbers by broadcaster - 2004 - 2006
Table 35 - BCE ownership (percentage) - December 2005
Table 36 - BCE operating statistics - 2005
Table 37 - BCE operating results - Q2 2006
Table 38 - Bell Canada operating statistics per market segment - August 2006
Table 39 - Bell Canada revenue summary - 1997 - 2005
Table 40 - Aliant subsidiaries - 2005
Table 41 - Aliant operating statistics per market segment - 2005
Table 42 - TELUS operating statistics per market segment - 1999 - 2005
Table 43 - TELUS operating results - Q2 2006
Table 44 - MTS operating statistics per market segment - 2003 - 2005
Table 45 - MTS operating revenues by division - 2003 - 2005
Table 46 - SaskTel operating statistics - 2004 - 2005
Table 47 - Rogers Communications operating results - Q2 2006
Table 48 - Rogers Cable basic statistics - 2000 - 2005
Table 49 - Rogers AT&T Wireless basic statistics - 2000 - 2005
Table 50 - Rogers Media basic statistics - 2000 - 2005
Table 51 - Fixed lines in service and teledensity - 1995 - 2004
Table 52 - VoIP subscriber forecasts - 2005 - 2008
Table 53 - Residential broadband Internet subscribers - DSL versus Cable - 2001 - 2005
Table 54 - Broadband subscribers and penetration in top 8 OECD countries - 2001; 2005
Table 55 - Broadband access in Internet households - selected countries - 2002 - 2006
Table 56 - Cable modem subscribers by major operator - 2002 - 2005
Table 57 - DSL subscribers by operator - 2004 - 2006
Table 58 - VoIP subscribers - December 2005
Table 59 - Total television and digital households - 2002 - 2006
Table 60 - Composition of digital households - 2003; 2005
Table 61 - DBS subscribers - 2001 - 2005
Table 62 - ExpressVu DTH subscribers - 1998 - 2005
Table 63 - Star Choice digital TV subscribers - 1998 - 2005
Table 64 - Cable modem subscribers by MSO - September 2005
Table 65 - Cable TV market statistics (millions) - 2002 - 2005
Table 66 - Cable TV subscribers (basic and non-basic) - 2001 - 2005
Table 67 - Rogers Cable basic statistics per market segment - 2000 - 2004
Table 68 - Shaw Cablesystems statistics per market segment - 2002 - 2005
Table 69 - Vidéotron ltée statistics per market segment - 2003 - 2004
Table 70 - Cogeco Cable statistics per market segment - 2002 - 2005
Table 71 - Persona Inc statistics per market segment - 2002 - 2004
Table 72 - Forecast subscriber and revenue growth - 2006 - 2010
Table 73 - Mobile subscribers and annual change - 1997 - 2005
Table 74 - Mobile subscribers by major provider - 2004 - 2006
Table 75 - Wireless revenues - 2005
Table 76 - Licence winners of 2300MHz and 3500MHz auctions - 2004 & 2005
Table 77 - Rogers Wireless basic statistics - 2001 - 2005
Table 78 - Rogers Wireless subscriber statistics and annual change - 2004 - 2005
Table 79 - Rogers Wireless ARPU and annual change - 2004 - 2005
Table 80 - Bell Mobility mobile statistics and annual change - 2004 - 2005
Table 81 - Aliant Telecom Wireless mobile statistics - 2004 - 2005
Table 82 - TELUS Mobility operating statistics - 2000 - 2005
Table 83 - TELUS Mobility subscriber statistics and annual change - 2004 - 2005
Table 84 - SaskTel Mobility mobile statistics - 2004 - 2005
Table 85 - MTS wireless statistics and annual change - 2004 - 2005
Table 86 - Prepaid subscribers by major operator - 2004 - 2005
Table 87 - Mobile subscribers by postpaid, prepaid and annual change - 2004 - 2005
Table 88 - Text messages sent per month - 2002 - 2006

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