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2008 North America - Telecoms, Broadband and Wireless Statistics (tables only)

Canada

Although Canada’s telecommunications sector has been among the most advanced in the world, between 2000 and 2007 Canada’s performance in areas such as broadband penetration and wireless penetration started to lag behind its OECD counterparts. In addition, total telecom service revenues grew by a modest 5% during 2006, with final figures for 2007 expected to be little different. During 2007, the traditional fixed line sector continued to shrink as subscribers increasingly switched to wireless and VoIP services. These trends have led to calls for a lighter-handed regulatory framework. Accordingly, several regulatory reforms were legislated during 2007 which resulted in the CRTC issuing regulatory forbearance decisions in relation to numerous local residential fixed-line markets across Canada.

Despite slowing wireless subscriber growth, wireless revenues are being underpinned by strong wireless data revenue growth. The wireless market is expected to receive additional competition in 2008, given the pro-competitive rules proposed for the upcoming Advanced Wireless Services (AWS) auction. In terms of triple play developments, cable companies continue to enjoy robust growth in VoIP in contrast to the relatively tentative moves of the telcos into the broadcasting (IPTV) sector. Finally, further deregulation in telecommunication, broadcasting and new media markets is expected during 2008 and 2009, including possible loosening of Canada’s foreign investment restrictions.

USA

These markets continued their trends towards a triple play model during 2007 and early 2008. In particular, the telcos started making genuine strides towards their vision of triple play, by aggressively accelerating their deployment of optic fibre networks across their footprint. Their sense of urgency was highlighted by the rate of wireline losses; both Verizon and AT&T Inc posted fixed-line losses of around 10% for 2007. The main beneficiaries of the telcos’ significant churn rates were the cable companies, whose VoIP services enjoyed rapid subscriber gains.

The Internet economy continued its meteoric rise, with sites such as Facebook becoming $100 billion companies virtually overnight, highlighting the enormous scale of network economies that can be harnessed by the Internet’s expansive reach. Online advertising and e-commerce are taking an increasingly significant share of the overall advertising and retail markets. Microsoft’s bid for Yahoo!, if successful, would give the merged entity, together with Google, a combined 50% of the $20 billion per annum online advertising market.

This report provides overviews, analyses and detailed statistics on the US fixed-line, wireless and broadband markets including their sub-markets such as DSL, cable, FttH, wireless broadband, utilities broadband, the Internet, VoIP and IPTV.

Lawrence Baker
January 2008

Data in this report is the latest available at the time of preparation and may not be for the current year.


1. CANADA
1.1 Overview of Canada’s telecom market
1.2 Fixed line operations
1.3 Internet
1.4 Broadband
1.4.1 International comparisons
1.4.2 Broadband subscribers
1.4.3 Operator statistics
1.5 Convergence
1.5.1 Operator statistics
1.5.2 Satellite TV (DTH)
1.6 Mobile Communications
1.6.1 Operator statistics
1.6.2 Forecasts
1.7 Major telcos - group statistics


2. USA
2.1 Overview of the USA’s telecom market
2.2 Internet
2.2.1 International comparisons
2.2.2 Internet connection speeds
2.2.3 Internet economy
2.2.4 Messaging
2.3 Broadband
2.3.1 International comparisons
2.3.2 FttH
2.3.3 Broadband technologies
2.3.4 Operator statistics
2.3.5 Wireless broadband
2.4 Convergence
2.4.1 Operator statistics
2.5 Wireless Communications
2.5.1 Subscribers
2.5.2 Wireless revenues
2.5.3 Operator statistics
2.6 Major telcos - group statistics


LIST OF TABLES
Table number: on page number:
Table 1 - Canada - national key statistics - 2008
Table 2 - Canada - telecom revenue distribution by market sector - 2007
Table 3 - Canada - Internet and broadband key statistics - 2007
Table 4 - Canada - wireless key statistics - 2007
Table 5 - Canada - wireline vs wireless teledensity - 2000 - 2007
Table 6 - Canada - services revenue by operator type - 2001 - 2006
Table 7 - Canada - operating revenues by segment - 2002 - 2006
Table 8 - Canada - revenue growth by segment - 2005 - 2006
Table 9 - Canada - fixed lines in service and teledensity - 1995 - 2007
Table 10 - Canada - fixed line revenues - 2002 - 2007
Table 11 - Canada - Internet statistics - 2007
Table 12 - Canada - Internet revenues - 2001 - 2007
Table 13 - Broadband subscribers and penetration in top 9 OECD countries - 2001; 2006 - 2007
Table 14 - Broadband penetration among Internet households in various countries - 2003 - 2007
Table 15 - Canada - residential broadband Internet subscribers by access - 2001 - 2007
Table 16 - Canada - DSL subscribers by major operator - 2003 - 2007
Table 17 - Canada - cable modem subscribers by major operator - 2003 - 2007
Table 18 - Canada - Rogers Cable average Internet ARPU - 2006 - 2007
Table 19 - Canada - television and digital households - 2002 - 2007
Table 20 - Canada - digital households: percentage by technology - 2003 - 2007
Table 21 - Canada - cable TV market operational overview - 2002 - 2007
Table 22 - Canada - cable, DTH & MDS subscribers - 2002 - 2007
Table 23 - Canada - Cable, DTH & MDS revenues - 2002 - 2006
Table 24 - Canada - forecast broadband subscribers by access - 2008; 2013; 2018
Table 25 - Canada - DTH and major cable company subscribers and market share - 2006 - 2007
Table 26 - Canada - number of HD services, foreign and Canadian by operator - 2006
Table 27 - Canada - VoIP subscribers by major cable companies - 2005 - 2007
Table 28 - Canada - Rogers Cable operational overview per market segment - 2001 - 2007
Table 29 - Canada - Shaw Cablesystems subscribers, customers & lines by market - 2002 - 2007
Table 30 - Canada - Vidéotron ltée subscribers - 2003 - 2007
Table 31 - Canada - Cogeco Cable subscriber statistics - 2002 - 2007
Table 32 - Canada - Star Choice digital TV subscribers - 1998 - 2007
Table 33 - Canada - DBS subscribers - 2001 - 2007
Table 34 - Canada - Bell ExpressVu DTH subscribers - 1998 - 2007
Table 35 - Canada - wireless subscribers - 1997 - 2007
Table 36 - Canada - wireless revenues - 2001 - 2007
Table 37 - Canada - wireless industry revenue by service type - 2002 - 2006
Table 38 - Canada - postpaid vs prepaid wireless subscribers - 2006 - 2007
Table 39 - Canada - text messages sent per month - 2002 - 2007
Table 40 - Canada - wireless subscribers by major provider - 2004 - 2007
Table 41 - Canada - prepaid subscribers by major operator - 2004 - 2007
Table 42 - Canada - wireless provider market share by province - 2006
Table 43 - Canada - Rogers Wireless pre/postpaid subscriber, churn and ARPU - 2006 - 2007
Table 44 - Canada - Rogers Wireless pre/postpaid revenue and operating income - 2002 - 2007
Table 45 - Canada - Bell Mobility revenue, subscribers, churn and ARPU - 2006 - 2007
Table 46 - Canada - TELUS Mobility pre/postpaid subscribers - 2006 - 2007
Table 47 - Canada - TELUS Mobility financial and operating statistics - 2002 - 2007
Table 48 - Canada - SaskTel Mobility revenue, subscribers and ARPU - 2005 - 2006
Table 49 - Canada - MTS Allstream wireless revenue, subscribers and ARPU - 2006 - 2007
Table 50 - Canada - forecast wireless subscribers, penetration and revenue - 2008 - 2013
Table 51 - Canada - BCE operating revenue, net profit, CAPEX, subscribers - September 2007
Table 52 - Canada - BCE revenue − 1997 - 2007
Table 53 - Canada - Bell Canada operating statistics by market segment - 2006 - 2007
Table 54 - Canada - Bell Canada wireless and video ARPU and churn - 2006 - 2007
Table 55 - Canada - Bell Aliant operating results - 2006 - 2007
Table 56 - Canada - TELUS operating revenue, net profit, CAPEX and subscribers - 2001 - 2007
Table 57 - Canada - TELUS operating results by market segment - 2006 - 2007
Table 58 - Canada - MTS Allstream operating revenue, CAPEX and customers - 2006 - 2007
Table 59 - Canada - MTS Allstream operating revenue by division - 2006 - 2007
Table 60 - Canada - SaskTel operating statistics - 2005 - 2006
Table 61 - Canada - SaskTel operating revenue, net income, ARPU and CAPEX - 2006 - 2007
Table 62 - Canada - Rogers Communications operating revenue, profit, subscribers - 2006 - 2007
Table 63 - Canada - Rogers Cable revenue, profit, CAPEX, stores and subscribers - 2002 - 2007
Table 64 - Canada - Rogers Wireless finances, CAPEX, subscribers, coverage - 2002 - 2007
Table 65 - Canada - Rogers Media revenue, operating profit and CAPEX - 2002 - 2007
Table 66 - USA - national key statistics - 2008
Table 67 - USA - Internet and broadband key statistics - 2007
Table 68 - USA - Internet and broadband operations data - 2003 - 2007
Table 69 - USA - mobile key statistics - January 2008
Table 70 - USA - mobile subscribers and penetration - 2003 - 2007
Table 71 - USA - Internet users and penetration - 1996 - 2007
Table 72 - USA - ISPs, access types, residential subscribers and market share - September 2007
Table 73 - USA - forecast Internet user growth and penetration - 2008 - 2012
Table 74 - Top ten ranking countries for Internet users - June 2007
Table 75 - Country comparison of monthly at-home Internet usage - 2006 - 2007
Table 76 - USA - home Internet connection speeds - 1999 - 2007
Table 77 - USA - at work Internet connection speeds - 2000 - 2007
Table 78 - USA - average monthly web usage - 2006 - 2007
Table 79 - USA - proportion of time online by activity - June 2007
Table 80 - USA - top 10 search engines: growth and share of market - June 2007
Table 81 - USA - monthly US online searches - 2004 - 2007
Table 82 - USA - top ten websites and market share - 2007
Table 83 - USA - top ten websites, audience and time spent by parent company - August 2007
Table 84 - USA - fastest growing web properties: visitors and monthly growth - June 2007
Table 85 - USA - ten largest US global social networking sites and visitors - July 2007
Table 86 - USA - top 10 US online streaming video sites statistics - May 2007
Table 87 - USA - leading Internet advertising by industry and impressions - July 2007
Table 88 - USA - online advertising revenues and market shares - 2007
Table 89 - USA - top 10 online advertisers spending and impressions - October 2007
Table 90 - USA - top 10 audiences and time spent by parent company - 2006 - 2007
Table 91 - USA - fastest growing e-commerce sectors - 2006 - 2007
Table 92 - USA - online retail sales - 2003 - 2007
Table 93 - USA - forecast online retail sales - 2008 - 2012
Table 94 - USA - forecast online advertising - 2008 - 2012
Table 95 - USA - annual email volume - 2000 - 2007
Table 96 - USA - email clients, personal email, by popularity - 2006
Table 97 - USA - email clients (business email), by popularity - 2006
Table 98 - USA - fastest growing IM destinations and visitor per month - 2007
Table 99 - USA - broadband subscribers and penetration - 1999 - 2007
Table 100 - USA - broadband household penetration - 2000 - 2007
Table 101 - USA - broadband subscribers by technology - 2002 - 2006
Table 102 - USA - broadband lines (>200kb/s in both directions) - 2005 - 2006
Table 103 - USA - forecast broadband subscribers and penetration - 2008 - 2013
Table 104 - Broadband penetration in select OECD countries - 2001; 2006 - 2007
Table 105 - USA - broadband access among Internet households in select countries - 2001 - 2007
Table 106 - USA - broadband speeds against top 14 OECD ranking - 2007
Table 107 - USA - FttH homes passed and connected - 2001 - 2007
Table 108 - USA - FttH communities and states - 2004 - 2007
Table 109 - USA - FttH market share by type of provider - 2006 - 2007
Table 110 - USA - non-RBOC and overall FttH take-up rates - 2002 - 2007
Table 111 - USA - forecast homes passed by fibre - 2007 - 2013
Table 112 - USA - cable versus DSL, market share and subscriber growth - 2006 - 2007
Table 113 - USA - cable modem subscribers - 1998 - 2007
Table 114 - USA - top 10 cable MSOs’ coverage, subscribers and penetration by technology - 2007
Table 115 - USA - cable industry infrastructure expenditures - 2000 - 2007
Table 116 - USA - DSL subscribers - 1999 - 2007
Table 117 - USA - ADSL subscribers, market share by type of provider - 2006
Table 118 - USA - top cable and DSL providers, subscribers & market share - September 2007
Table 119 - USA - subscribers for top cable modem providers - 2002 - 2007
Table 120 - USA - DSL subscribers by major carrier - 2002 - 2007
Table 121 - Public WiFi hotspots - top 10 countries and top 10 cities - 2008
Table 122 - USA - top 10 wireless ISPs’ subscribers and communities served - 2007
Table 123 - USA - number of hotspots in the top 10 US states - 2006; 2008
Table 124 - USA - top seven US WiFi hotspot operators - 2006
Table 125 - USA - cable VoIP subscribers - 2003 - 2007
Table 126 - USA - broadcasting coverage, subscribers and penetration - 2007
Table 127 - USA - homes passed by cable HDTV service - 2002 - 2007
Table 128 - USA - basic cable and digital subscribers - 2000 - 2007
Table 129 - USA - cable CAPEX, customer and advertising revenues - 1996 - 2007
Table 130 - USA - DBS versus MSO market shares - 2001 - 2007
Table 131 - USA - DISH ARPU, churn and subscriber acquisition costs - 2005 - 2007
Table 132 - USA - national FTA broadcasters - 2007
Table 133 - USA - digital TV sets sales and revenues - 2000 - 2008
Table 134 - USA - satellite DBS subscribers by major network - 2000 - 2007
Table 135 - USA - forecast VoIP subscriber and revenue - 2008 - 2012
Table 136 - USA - market shares of major MSO, DBS and telco video providers - 2005; 2007
Table 137 - USA - top 25 cable MSOs ranked by subscribers & market share - June 2007
Table 138 - USA - VoIP subscribers of major providers - September 2007
Table 139 - USA - DirecTV ARPU, churn and subscriber acquisition costs - 2005 - Q3 2007
Table 140 - USA - wireless market ARPU, revenues and usage statistics - June 2007
Table 141 - USA - number of cell sites - 1995; 2000 - 2007
Table 142 - USA - wireless subscribers - 1995 - 2007
Table 143 - USA - wireless subscribers and penetration - January 2008
Table 144 - USA - prepaid subscriber growth - 2006 - 2007
Table 145 - USA - customer churn rate of national carriers - 2001 - 2007
Table 146 - USA - forecast wireless subscribers, penetration and revenue - 2008 - 2013
Table 147 - USA - wireless market revenue, roamer revenue, ARPU and employees - 1994 - 2007
Table 148 - USA - average local monthly bill & average local call length - 1995 - 2007
Table 149 - USA - major acquisition and merger agreements - 1998 - 2008
Table 150 - USA - wireless revenues of major operators - 2000 - 2007
Table 151 - USA - wireless subscribers of major operators - 2000 - 2007
Table 152 - USA - wireless operator market share - September 2007
Table 153 - USA - ARPU of major operators - September 2007
Table 154 - USA - AT&T Mobility PoPs, subscribers, penetration, churn & ARPU - 2000 - 2007
Table 155 - USA - AT&T Mobility financial summary - 2000 - 2007
Table 156 - USA - Verizon Wireless customers, churn & ARPU and revenue - 2001 - 2007
Table 157 - USA - Verizon Communications financial summary - 2000 - 2007
Table 158 - USA - Sprint Nextel wireless subscribers, churn, ARPU and revenue - 2001 - 2007
Table 159 - USA - Sprint Nextel consolidated financial summary - 2000 - 2007
Table 160 - USA - T-Mobile cell sites, subscribers, churn and ARPU - 2001 - 2007
Table 161 - USA - T-Mobile revenue - 2000 - 2007
Table 162 - USA - Alltel wireless subscribers, churn & ARPU - 2001 - 2007
Table 163 - USA - Alltel financial summary - 2000 - 2007
Table 164 - USA - US Cellular cell sites, subscribers, churn and ARPU - 2000 - 2007
Table 165 - USA - US Cellular financial summary - 2000 - 2007
Table 166 - USA - revenue comparisons for major telcos - 2001 - 2007
Table 167 - USA - AT&T subscriber statistics - 2002 - 2007
Table 168 - USA - AT&T revenue summary - 2000 - 2007
Table 169 - USA - AT&T segment operating revenues - 2006 - 2007
Table 170 - USA - BellSouth revenue summary - 2000 - 2006
Table 171 - USA - BellSouth Communications group operating statistics - 2001 - 2006
Table 172 - USA - Verizon Communications operating statistics - 2006 - 2007
Table 173 - USA - Verizon Communications financial summary - 2000 - 2007
Table 174 - USA - Qwest revenue and net profit/loss - 2000 - 2007

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