Canada Telecommunications Report

Providing expert analysis, independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the telecommunications industry.

Report includes: BMI Industry View, Industry SWOT Analysis, BMI Industry Forecast Scenario, Telecommunications Risk Reward Index, Market Overview, Regulatory Environment, Company Profiles and Competitive

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Canada Telecommunications Report
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BMI View: If the deal between Bell and MTS is approved, we will see more consolidation in the Canadian telecoms market driven by the 'big three' : Bell, Rogers and T elus . Scale is required to make necessary network investments, and the national mobile market is a core driver towards transforming the legacy provincial fixed market structure.

Latest Updates & Industry Developments

  • Approximately 988,720 new mobil e subscriptions were added throughout 2015, taking the total to 29.4mn. This was better than expected and we forecast the figure to reach 29,7 mn by the end 2016. The focus is on 3G/4G migration and customer numbers will reach 21.1mn by December 2016 and 27.9mn by 2020.

  • In the wireline arena, the focus is on rolling out fibre-based high-speed access, upon which operators can deliver multiple high-value services. Triple-play services are becoming commonplace; there is little appetite for basic or 'no frills' services outside urban areas. There were about 14.7mn broadband connections by the end of 2015, and this is expected to rise to 16.1 mn by 20 20.

Organic Growth Elusive, Focus Now On Upselling
Canada Mobile Market Forecasts
e/f = BMI estimate/forecast. Source: BMI, operators, CWTA
BMI Industry View
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SWOT Analysis
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Industry SWOT
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Industry Forecast
10
Latest Updates
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Structural Trends
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Table: Telecoms Sector - Historical Data & Forecasts (Canada 2013-2020)
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Industry Risk/Reward Index
14
Developed Markets Risk/Reward Index
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Table: Developed Markets Risk/Reward Index, Q2 2016
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Canada Risk/Reward Index
18
Market Overview
20
Market Drivers & Trends
20
Mobile
21
Wireline Voice & Broadband
26
Pay-TV/Convergence
29
Table: Pay-TV Subscribers By Platform ('000)
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Table: Pay-TV Subscribers By Operator ('000)
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Table: Pay-TV ARPU (CAD/month)
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Regulatory Development
32
Regulatory Overview
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Table: Division Of Regulatory Responsibilities In Canada
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Regulatory Developments
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Table: Selected Regulatory Developments
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Competitive Landscape
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Table: Key Players - Canada Telecoms Sector
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Table: Selected Operators' Financial Indicators (USDmn)
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Mobile Operator Data
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Table: Mobile Market Overview
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Table: Rogers Wireless
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Table: Bell Wireless Alliance
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Table: TELUS Wireless
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Table: MTS Mobility
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Table: SaskTel Mobility
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Table: Videotron Telecom
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Table: WIND Mobile
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Wireline Operator Data
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Table: Bell Canada
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Table: TELUS Communications
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Table: Bell Aliant
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Table: Rogers Cable
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Table: MTS-Allstream
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Table: Cogeco
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Table: Videotron Telecom
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Table: Shaw Communications
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Company Profile
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Bell Canada Enterprises Inc (BCE)
56
Rogers Communications
61
Telus
66
Demographic Forecast
69
Demographic Outlook
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Table: Population Headline Indicators (Canada 1990-2025)
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Table: Key Population Ratios (Canada 1990-2025)
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Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (Canada 1990-2025)
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Table: Population By Age Group (Canada 1990-2025)
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Table: Population By Age Group % (Canada 1990-2025)
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Glossary
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Table: Glossary Of Terms
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Methodology
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Industry Forecast Methodology
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Sources
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Risk/Reward Index Methodology
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Table: Risk/Reward Index Indicators
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Table: Weighting Of Indicators
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The Canada Telecommunications Report features BMI Research's independent industry forecasts on the future strength of Canada's ICT market, covering the fixed-line, mobile and internet segments and analyses latest regulatory developments and corporate news, including investment activity, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and partnerships. Leading operators and manufacturers are fully profiled, highlighting their quarterly financial performance, capital expenditure plans and latest contracts.

BMI's Canada Telecommunications Report provides industry professionals and researchers, operators, equipment suppliers and vendors, corporate and financial services analysts and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the telecoms industry in Canada.

Key Benefits

  • Benchmark BMI's independent telecoms industry forecasts for Canada to test other views - a key input for successful budgeting and strategic business planning in the Canadian telecoms market.
  • Target business opportunities and risks in Canada's telecoms sector through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investments in Canada.
  • Assess the activities, strategy and market position of your competitors, partners and clients via our Company Profiles (inc. SWOTs, KPIs and latest activity).

Coverage

BMI Industry View

Summary of BMI’s key industry forecasts and views, covering the ARPU, fixed-line, mobile (including 3G & 4G), internet and broadband markets.

Industry SWOT Analysis

Analysis of the major Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats within the wireline and wireless sectors and within the broader political, economic and business environment.

BMI Industry Forecast Scenario

Historic data series (2010-2013) and forecasts to end-2019 for all key industry indicators, supported by explicit assumptions, plus analysis of key downside risks to the main forecast.

  • Fixed-line Telephony – Telephone lines (‘000); telephone lines/100 inhabitants.
  • Cellular Telephony – Mobile phone subscribers (‘000); mobile phone subscribers/100 inhabitants; and where available, 3G & 4G subscribers (‘000); 3G & 4G subscribers/100 inhabitants; 3G & 4G subscribers as a percentage of overall mobile market.
  • Internet Markets – Internet users (‘000); internet users/100 inhabitants; broadband internet subscribers (‘000); broadband internet subscribers/100 inhabitants.

BMI’s Telecommunications Risk Reward Index

BMI’s Risk Reward Indices provide investors (vendors, operators and suppliers) looking for opportunities in the region with a clear country comparative assessment of a market’s risks and potential rewards. Each of the country markets are scored using a sophisticated model that includes more than 40 industry, economic and demographic data points to provide an Indices of highest to lowest appeal to investors, with each position explained.

Market Data Analysis

Detailed market analysis of the mobile, mobile content, fixed-line and internet segments, broken down into:

  • Market Data – Analysis of market size, operator shares, dominant trends, competitive landscape and key quarterly data.
  • Technology/Service Rollout – Analysis of rollout/adoption of new technology, such as 3G & 4G, WiMAX, IPTV, pay-TV, LTE and valueadded handset services (gaming, music, video, apps etc.).
  • Mobile Content – The latest trends in content and services available and being introduced by mobile operators, including a timeline of all the latest major mobile content developments.
    Company Database – A comprehensive breakdown of KPIs of the leading mobile operators, including subscriber figures by type (pre-paid and post-paid); 3G & 4G subscriber figures; net additions; market share; ARPU; churn rates; minutes of use; voice and non-voice revenue; financial figures (including operating revenues, net profits and EBITDA).

Regulatory Environment

Details of the regulatory bodies and their responsibilities, as well as a special focus on the rules surrounding competition and interconnection. Also covers the latest updates in the market’s development and regulatory rulings.

Company Profiles*

Examines the competitive positioning and short- to medium-term business strategies of key industry players. Strategy is examined within the context of BMI’s industry forecasts, our macroeconomic views and our understanding of the wider competitive landscape to generate Company SWOT analyses. The latest financial and operating statistics and key company developments are also incorporated within the company profiles, enabling a full evaluation of recent company performance and future growth prospects.

Sources

The Telecommunications Reports draw on an extensive network of primary sources, such as multilateral organisations, government departments, industry associations, chambers and company reports.

*Company profiles are not available for every country. Those reports instead contain information on the current activities of prominent companies operating in the market.