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2007 North America - Telecoms, Broadband and Mobile Statistics (tables only)

This report comprises statistical tables only. 152 tables are provided on the major North American telecommunications sectors, including fixed-line, mobile, broadband and broadcasting.


Canada
In 2006, the Canadian mobile and broadband sectors continued to enjoy double-digit revenue growth rates. In contrast, local service and access revenues have remained stagnant whilst long distance revenues continue a downward trend. This has led to further regulatory amendments in 2007 towards a lighter-handed more market-based framework.

During 2006, mobile subscribers increased by approximately 10%, compared with a 17% increase during 2005. By end-2006, although Canada’s wireless carriers offered coverage to more than 98% of the population, only 58% of all Canadians were mobile phone customers. Cellular penetration in Canada thus remains relatively low by OECD standards.

Broadband subscribers reached 7.7 million by end 2006, placing Canada ninth in the world in terms of broadband penetration. Cable still leads DSL in terms of share of the broadband market. The major cable providers are Shaw, Rogers, Vidéotron and Cogeco. Another driver for cable modems is the rapidly increasing growth of VoIP services. Cable VoIP experienced significant subscriber growth in 2006, growing from around 270,000 to nearly 1.1 million subscribers.

The number of digital TV households in Canada stood at approximately 6.5 million at end-2006, up from around 5 million at end-2004. The continued growth indicates that the industry is in firm transition from analogue to digital.

This report provides key statistical data on the major Canadian telecommunications sectors, including fixed-line, mobile, broadband and broadcasting.

All dollar values in the Canadian section refer to Canadian dollars.

USA
This report provides key statistical data for years up to 2006 and, where available, for 2007, covering the major US telecommunications segments including fixed-line, mobile, broadband, Internet, and broadcasting.

Fixed-line revenue continued to decline during 2006, by approximately 3%, whilst mobile revenues grew by around 14%, driven largely by increased SMS and other data revenues and by increased minutes of use.

Broadband continued to experience strong growth, with broadband penetration exceeding 50% of households. With over 60 million broadband subscribers, the USA boasts the world’s largest broadband market. At current DSL growth rates, the number of DSL subscribers is expected to exceed the number of cable subscribers during 2008. Verizon is leading the deployment of FttH networks, with the number of US communities being connected by fibre growing at approximately 100% per annum. The number of homes passed with FttH by early 2007 approached eight million, of which around 1.3 million were connected, a take-up rate of over 15%.

By end 2006, there were approximately 230 million mobile subscribers, up 10% from the previous year, amounting to a 72% penetration rate. The four main national wireless carriers are, in order of size, AT&T Wireless, Verizon Wireless, Sprint Nextel and T-Mobile. The fifth major player, Alltel, covers 34 states. Together, the big-3 hold just over 75% of the market, and the big-5 around 92%. A major development in the sector is Sprint Nextel’s planned nationwide WiMAX network, in combination with Clearwire, which will underpin its mobile broadband services.

Digital TV continued to grow with the number of digital cable subscribers increasing by around 14% and satellite subscribers increasing by around 6%. By mid 2006, around 85% of households subscribed to either cable or satellite. The major current development in the digital TV sector involves Verizon and AT&T entering the IPTV market.

Finally, VoIP continues to grow rapidly, reaching approximately 16 million subscribers by end 2006. It is expected to continue to play an increasingly significant role in the US telecommunications market.

1. CANADA
1.1 Fixed-line operations
1.2 Internet, broadband and convergence
1.2.1 Broadband
1.2.2 Broadcasting
1.3 Mobile operations
1.3.1 Mobile forecast
1.3.2 Canadian mobile operator data
2. USA
2.1 Fixed-line operations
2.1.1 Major fixed-line providers
2.2 Internet, broadband and convergence
2.2.1 International comparisons
2.2.2 Internet
2.2.3 E-Commerce
2.2.4 Broadband
2.2.5 Broadcasting
2.3 Mobile operations
2.3.1 Wireless carriers
2.3.2 Wireless broadband


List of Tables


Table 1 - Canada - national key statistics - 2006
Table 2 - Canada - teledensity - fixed vs mobile - 2000 - 2006
Table 3 - Canada - services revenues by operator type - 2001 - 2006
Table 4 - Canada - operating revenues by segment - 2002 - 2006
Table 5 - Canada - revenue by segment - 2005 - 2006
Table 6 - Canada - fixed lines in service and teledensity - 1995 - 2006
Table 7 - Canada - fixed line revenues - 2002 - 2006
Table 8 - Canada - Internet and broadband key statistics - 2006
Table 9 - Canada - Internet revenues - 2001 - 2006
Table 10 - Broadband subscribers in top nine OECD countries - 2001; 2006
Table 11 - Broadband proportion of Internet households by country - 2002 - 2006
Table 12 - Canada - residential broadband Internet subscribers by access - 2001 - 2006
Table 13 - Canada - residential broadband Internet subscribers by access- 2001 - 2006
Table 14 - Canada - cable modem subscribers by operator - 2003 - 2006
Table 15 - Canada - DSL subscribers by major operator - 2003 - 2006
Table 16 - Canada - VoIP subscribers by provider - 2005 - 2006
Table 17 - Canada - forecast residential broadband subscribers by access - 2008 - 2017
Table 18 - Canada - cable, DTH & MDS subscribers - 2002 - 2006
Table 19 - Canada - cable, DTH & MDS revenues - 2002 - 2006
Table 20 - Canada - television and digital households - 2002 - 2006
Table 21 - Canada - subscribers by broadcaster - 2004 - 2007
Table 22 - Canada - cable TV market statistics - 2002 - 2006
Table 23 - Canada - cable modem subscribers for major MSOs - 2005 - 2006
Table 24 - Canada - DTH and market share by provider - 2006
Table 25 - Canada - DBS subscribers - 2001 - 2006
Table 26 - Canada - ExpressVu DTH subscribers - 1998 - 2006
Table 27 - Canada - Star Choice digital TV subscribers - 1998 - 2006
Table 28 - Canada - Rogers Cable statistics by market segment - 2001 - 2006
Table 29 - Canada - Shaw Cablesystems statistics by market segment - 2002 - 2006
Table 30 - Canada - Vidéotron ltée statistics by market segment - 2003 - 2006
Table 31 - Canada - Cogeco Cable statistics by market segment - 2002 - 2006
Table 32 - Canada - mobile key statistics - 2006
Table 33 - Canada - mobile subscribers and service revenue - 1997 - 2006
Table 34 - Canada - Wireless industry financial data - 2006
Table 35 - Canada - Wireless revenue by service - 2005
Table 36 - Canada - Postpaid and prepaid mobile subscribers - 2005 - 2006
Table 37 - Canada - Text messages sent per month - 2002 - 2006
Table 38 - Canada - forecast mobile performance by market scenario - 2007 - 2012
Table 39 - Canada - mobile subscribers by major provider - 2004 - 2006
Table 40 - Canada - prepaid subscribers by major operator - 2004 - 2006
Table 41 - Canada - mobile provider market share by province - 2005
Table 42 - Canada - top 7 licence winners of 2300MHz & 3500MHz auctions - 2004 and 2005
Table 43 - Canada - Rogers Wireless financial data - 2001 - 2006
Table 44 - Canada - Rogers Wireless operating data and ARPU - 2005 - 2006
Table 45 - Canada - Bell Mobility financial and operating statistics - 2005 - 2006
Table 46 - Canada - TELUS Mobility financial and operating statistics - 2001 - 2006
Table 47 - Canada - TELUS Mobility subscribers - 2005 - 2006
Table 48 - Canada - SaskTel Mobility revenue, subscribers and ARPU - 2005 - 2006
Table 49 - Canada - MTS Allstream mobile revenue, subscribers, ARPU and churn - 2005 - 2006
Table 50 - USA - national key statistics - 2006
Table 51 - USA - fixed-line market statistics - 2006
Table 52 - USA - revenue comparisons for major telcos - 2001 - 2006
Table 53 - USA - Verizon operating statistics - 2005 - 2006
Table 54 - USA - AT&T operating statistics - 2002 - 2006
Table 55 - USA - BellSouth operating statistics - 2001 - 2006
Table 56 - USA - Internet and broadband key statistics - 2006
Table 57 - Top ten rankings by country for Internet users - June 2007
Table 58 - Country comparison of monthly at-home Internet usage - 2006 - 2007
Table 59 - Selected OECD countries’ broadband penetration - 2001; 2005 - 2006
Table 60 - Broadband subscribers and penetration in selected OECD countries - 2001; 2006
Table 61 - USA - broadband penetration and decline in OECD ranking - 2001 - 2006
Table 62 - Broadband access amongst Internet households - selected countries - 2001 - 2007
Table 63 - USA - Internet users and penetration - 1996 - 2005
Table 64 - USA - ISP residential subscribers and market share - May 2007
Table 65 - USA - home Internet connection speeds - 1999 - 2007
Table 66 - USA - at work Internet connection speeds - 2000 - 2006
Table 67 - USA - ISP residential subscribers and market share - May 2007
Table 68 - USA - average monthly web usage - 2006 - 2007
Table 69 - USA - proportion of time online by activity - June 2007
Table 70 - USA - top 10 search engines - May 2007
Table 71 - USA - top ten websites - June 2007
Table 72 - USA - fastest growing web properties - June 2007
Table 73 - USA - largest US global social networking sites - July 2007
Table 74 - USA - top 10 US online streaming video sites - May 2007
Table 75 - USA - annual email volume - 2000 - 2007
Table 76 - USA - source of spam by country - 2007
Table 77 - USA - zombie IPs by country - 2007
Table 78 - USA - forecast Internet users and penetration by market scenario - 2007 - 2015
Table 79 - USA - online retail sales - 2003 - 2007
Table 80 - USA - fastest growing e-commerce sectors - 2006 - 2007
Table 81 - USA - leading Internet advertising by industry - July 2007
Table 82 - USA - top 10 online advertisers by spend - 2007
Table 83 - USA - top 10 audiences by parent company - 2006 - 2007
Table 84 - USA - forecast online retail sales and advertising expenditure - 2007 - 2015
Table 85 - USA - broadband subscribers and penetration - 1999 - 2006
Table 86 - USA - broadband household penetration - 2000 - 2006
Table 87 - USA - broadband penetration and ranking among 30 OECD countries - 2001 - 2006
Table 88 - USA - broadband lines (>200Kb/s in one direction) by access - June 2006
Table 89 - USA - broadband lines (>200Kb/s in both directions) - 2005 - 2006
Table 90 - USA - residential VoIP subscribers & market share - 2006
Table 91 - USA - forecast VoIP subscriber and revenue by market scenario - 2004 - 2010
Table 92 - USA - broadband subscribers by technology and market share - 2001 - 2006
Table 93 - USA - cable vs DSL subscribers and market share - 2005 - 2006
Table 94 - USA - top cable and DSL providers, subscribers & market share - 2006
Table 95 - USA - cable modem subscribers - 1998 - 2006
Table 96 - USA - subscribers for top cable modem providers - 2002 - 2006
Table 97 - USA - analogue, digital and cable broadband subscribers by operator - 2005 - 2006
Table 98 - USA - cable industry infrastructure expenditures - 2000 - 2006
Table 99 - USA - top 10 cable MSOs, coverage, subscribers and penetration - 2006
Table 100 - USA - cable VoIP subscribers - 2003 - 2008
Table 101 - USA - DSL subscribers - 1999 - 2006
Table 102 - USA - DSL subscribers by major carrier - 2002 - 2006
Table 103 - USA - ADSL subscribers and proportion of lines type of provider - June 2006
Table 104 - USA - forecast broadband subscribers and penetration - 2007 - 2012
Table 105 - USA - FttH homes passed and connected - 2001 - 2007
Table 106 - USA - FttH communities and states - 2004 - 2007
Table 107 - USA - RBOC, CLEC, ILEC and Muni FttH communities - 2006 - 2007
Table 108 - USA - non-RBOC and overall FttH take-up rates - 2002 - 2007
Table 109 - USA - forecast homes passed by fibre by market scenario - 2007 - 2012
Table 110 - USA - broadcasting coverage subscribers and penetration - 2006
Table 111 - USA - HDTV adoption forecast - 2008
Table 112 - USA - homes passed by cable HDTV service - 2002 - 2006
Table 113 - USA - national FtA broadcasters - 2006
Table 114 - USA - CAPEX in cable infrastructure upgrades - 1996 - 2005
Table 115 - USA - market shares of major MSO and DBS providers - 2005
Table 116 - USA - cable broadband availability, DTV & broadband subscribers - 1999 - 2006
Table 117 - USA - cable MSOs ranked by subscribers & market share - March 2006
Table 118 - USA - cable MSOs modem subscribers - 2002 - 2005
Table 119 - USA - cable MSOs residential VoIP market shares - 2006
Table 120 - USA - DBS vs MSO market shares - 2001 - 2005
Table 121 - USA - satellite DBS subscribers by major network - 2000 - 2005
Table 122 - USA - digital TV sets and display sales - 1999 - 2005
Table 123 - USA - cable DVR capable households - 2004 - 2009
Table 124 - USA - DVR sales - 2001 - 2006
Table 125 - USA - cable VoD-capable households - 2004 - 2009
Table 126 - USA - wireless market statistics - 2006
Table 127 - USA - wireless subscriber growth - 1995 - 2006
Table 128 - USA - mobile subscribers, churn and ARPU - 2000 - 2006
Table 129 - USA - wireless revenue, roamer revenue, ARPU and employees - 1994 - 2006
Table 130 - USA - average local monthly bill & average local call length - 1995 - 2006
Table 131 - USA - number of cell sites - 1999; 2000 - 2006
Table 132 - USA - customer churn of national carriers - 2001 - 2005
Table 133 - USA - prepaid subscribers - 2005 - 2006
Table 134 - USA - prepaid market share, major - Q1 2006
Table 135 - USA - 3G market share - 2006
Table 136 - USA - wireless revenues for major operators - 2000 - 2006
Table 137 - USA - wireless subscribers by operator - 2002 - 2006
Table 138 - USA - wireless operator market share - December 2006
Table 139 - USA - ARPU of selected operators - September 2006
Table 140 - USA - AT&T Mobility operating statistics - 2000 - 2006
Table 141 - USA - Verizon Wireless operating and financial statistics - 2001 - 2006
Table 142 - USA - Sprint Nextel wireless operating and financial statistics - 2001 - 2006
Table 143 - USA - T-Mobile operating statistics - 2001 - 2006
Table 144 - USA - Alltel wireless operating and financial statistics - 2001 - 2006
Table 145 - USA - major acquisition and merger agreements - 1998 - 2006
Table 146 - USA - WiMAX versus 3G UMTS
Table 147 - USA - public WiFi hotspots - top 10 countries, cities and location types - April 2006
Table 148 - USA - number of hotspots in the top 10 US states - April 2006
Table 149 - USA - Top seven US WiFi hotspot operators - April 2005
Table 150 - USA - municipal WiFi deployments - 2005 - 2006
Table 151 - USA - estimated US revenue from WiMAX infrastructure - 2005 - 2008
Table 152 - USA - top 10 Wireless ISPs - April 2006

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