Canada Telecommunications Report

Canada Telecommunications Report

Date of Publication: Jul 5, 2013

Independent 5-year Telecom Industry Forecasts for Canada

Canada's mobile market continues to show slow but steady growth. With penetration as low as 77%, consumers preferring postpaid plans and operators committing to selected deployments of LTE technology, this trend is likely to continue. Although mobile ARPU growth was recorded for much of 2012, a downturn was seen in Q113. It is far from clear whether this is a result of increased pricing competition or an uptick in customer migration to the smaller new players (which do not report operating data).

However, with the major new entrants all putting themselves up for sale in Q113, it seems likely that they are close to exhausting their financial reserves and that their strategy of targeting the low-cost prepaid market has not paid off. This does not bode well for private investors and the news could dissuade investors in ancillary industries - such as mobile content and mobile financial services - from developing muchneeded new products and services. 2013 will, therefore, represent an important step-change in the development of Canada's telecoms sector.

Key Data

Bell Wireless, Rogers Wireless and MTS Mobility all reported net mobile subscriber losses in Q113, while growth at Telus and Wind Mobile was hard-won. Although the smaller new entrants are likely to have added customers in Q113, their decisions to sell up or abort their mobile strategies suggest growth was not significant. BMI has therefore scaled down mobile sector growth forecasts for the 2013-2017 period.


Industry View
    Industry Forecast
Table: Telecoms Sector - Mobile - Historical Data & Forecasts
    Fixed Line
Table: Telecoms Sector - Fixed Line - Historical Data & Forecasts
Table: Telecoms Sector - Internet - Historical Data & Forecasts
    Industry Risk Reward Ratings
Table: Q313 Risk/Reward Ratings
    Canada Risk/Reward Ratings
    Market Overview
Table: Canada Regional Comparison, 2012
    Key Developments
    Market Growth
    Market Shares
    Mobile Content
    Mobile Operators Table
Table: Canada Mobile Market ('000)
Table: Rogers Wireless
Table: Bell Wireless
Table: Telus Wireless
Table: SaskTel Mobility
Table: MTS Mobility
    Fixed Line
Table: Local & Long-Distance Revenue By Category
    Market Shares
Table: Canada Local Voice Market By Operator ('000)
Table: Canada Pay-TV Market
Table: Canada Pay-TV Market By Operator ('000)
Table: Pay-TV ARPU (CAD/Month)
Table: Canada Broadband Market By Operator ('000)
    Market Shares
    Broadband Canada: Connecting Rural Canadians
    Industry Trends And Developments
Table: Telecoms Market Development
    Regulatory Development
    Regulatory Overview
Table: Division Of Regulatory Responsibilities In Canada
    Regulatory Developments
Table: Selected Regulatory Developments
    Competitive Landscape
Table: Key Players - Canada Telecoms Sector
Table: Selected Operators Financial Indicators (US$mn)
    Company Profile
    Bell Canada Enterprises Inc (BCE)
    Rogers Communications
    Demographic Forecast
Table: Canada's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 ('000)
Table: Canada's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 (% of total)
Table: Canada's Key Population Ratios, 1990-2020
Table: Canada's Rural And Urban Population, 1990-2020
Table: Glossary Of Terms
Table: Key Indicators For Telecommunications Industry Forecasts
    Telecoms Business Environment Ratings
Table: Ratings Indicators
Table: Weighting Of Indicators

Date of Publication:
Jul 5, 2013
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