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Canada - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

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Canada - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
Published: May 11, 2022
BuddeComm
Content info: 216 Pages
Delivery time: 1-2 business days
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Merger plan of two of Canada's telcos remains uncertain

Canada's telecom market is dominated by the facilities-based service providers including Bell, Quebecor, Rogers, Shaw, and Telus. These companies, including their affiliates, account for about 87% of total sector revenue. While the market shares of the top five companies change slightly from year-on-year, merger and acquisition activity results in more significant market share changes.

Over the years there have been some failed deals, including one in late 2020 when Rogers and Altice USA made an unsolicited offer to acquire Cogeco. Under the proposed deal Altice would have bought Cogeco and have sold the Canadian assets to Rogers. Cogeco rejected the takeover bid.

A prolonged an ongoing merger involving Rogers and Shaw is now uncertain on competition grounds. In March 2021, Rogers had acquired Shaw's Class A shares and Class B shares for some CA$26 billion, including about CA$6 billion of debt. The deal was subject to approvals from Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED), the Competition Bureau, and the CRTC. The CRTC approved the deal in March 2022, which has implications for Shaw's unit Freedom Mobile in that final approval includes the requirement that the merged operator divest its wireless business. To this end, Rogers opened talks with potential buyers of Shaw's wireless assets, including mobile spectrum. This would satisfy existing federal policy aimed at ensuring that there was sufficient competition in the mobile market, with at four wireless providers required to be operating in any given area.

Following completion of the deal, Rogers and Shaw planned to merge their telecom and cable operations, becoming a larger company better able to invest in networks upgrades and expansion projects. However, the Competition Bureau remains opposed to the merger.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1 Key statistics

2 Country overview

3 Telecommunications market

  • 3.1 Overview

4 Regulatory environment

  • 4.1 Regulatory authorities
  • 4.2 Mobile network developments

5 Mobile market

  • 5.1 Market analysis
  • 5.2 Mobile statistics
  • 5.3 Mobile infrastructure
  • 5.4 Major mobile operators
  • 5.5 Mobile content and applications

6 Fixed-line broadband market

  • 6.1 Introduction and statistical overview
  • 6.2 Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks
  • 6.3 Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
  • 6.4 Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP)
  • 6.5 Other fixed broadband services

7 Digital economy

  • 7.1 E-health
  • 7.2 E-Learning
  • 7.3 E-commerce

8 Fixed network operators

9 Telecommunications infrastructure

  • 9.1 Overview of the national telecom network
  • 9.2 International infrastructure
  • 9.3 Smart grid developments

10 Appendix Historic data

11 Glossary of abbreviations

12 Related reports

  • Table 1 Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities- Canada 2022 (e)
  • Table 2 Telecom and broadcasting revenue (CA$ billion) 2012 2020
  • Table 3 Telecoms revenue by type (CA$ billion) 2012 2020
  • Table 4 Telecom revenue by type of provider (CA$ billion) 2012 2020
  • Table 5 Telecoms investment by type (CA$ billion) 2012 2020
  • Table 6 Telecoms investment in spectrum 2012 2020
  • Table 7 Average household spend on telecom services by type ($ per month) 2012 2017
  • Table 8 Proportion of mobile contract plans by term length 2013 2018
  • Table 9 Growth in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2012 2027
  • Table 10 Change in the share of mobile retail revenue by operator 2016 2020
  • Table 11 Development of mobile revenue by service type (CA$ million) 2012 2020
  • Table 12 Retail wireless revenue 2012 2021
  • Table 13 Mobile ARPU 2012 2020
  • Table 14 Average mobile data user per subscribers 2014 2020
  • Table 15 Mobile device penetration by type 2012 2020
  • Table 16 Mobile broadband availability by technology 2012 2020
  • Table 17 Text messages sent per month 2012 2020
  • Table 18 Average number of text messages daily 2014 2020
  • Table 19 Growth in the number of active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2012 2027
  • Table 20 LTE and LTE-A availability for households 2017 2020
  • Table 21 Rogers Wireless revenue, operating profit (CA$ million) 2012 2021
  • Table 22 Rogers Wireless pre and postpaid subscribers (million) 2012 2021
  • Table 23 Rogers Wireless annualised churn 2012 2021
  • Table 24 Rogers Wireless annualised ARPU (CA$ / month) 2012 2021
  • Table 25 Bell Wireless operating data 2012 2021
  • Table 26 Bell Wireless financial data (CA$ million) 2012 2021
  • Table 27 Development of Telus Mobility's financial data (CA$ million) 2012 2021
  • Table 28 Telus Mobility prepaid and postpaid subscribers (million) 2012 2021
  • Table 29 Telus Mobility ARPU and monthly churn rate 2012 2021
  • Table 30 Development of SaskTel Mobility's revenue 2012 2022
  • Table 31 SaskTel Mobility subscribers 2012 2021
  • Table 32 Development of Videotron's mobile revenue 2012 2021
  • Table 33 Growth in the number of Videotron's mobile subscribers 2012 2021
  • Table 34 Videotron mobile annualised ABPU 2017 2021
  • Table 35 Shaw Communications' mobile subscribers (thousand) 2016 2022
  • Table 36 Shaw communications mobile revenue and capex (CA$ million) 2016 2022
  • Table 37 Retail fixed broadband market revenue 2012 2020
  • Table 38 Total fixed internet revenue 2013 2020
  • Table 39 Change in the number of DSL and cable broadband subscribers (million) 2012 2019
  • Table 40 Growth in the number of fixed-line broadband subscribers and penetration 2012 2027
  • Table 41 Proportion of residential broadband connections by data rate 2015 2020
  • Table 42 Household broadband availability by platform 2012 2020
  • Table 43 Household broadband availability by data rate 2011 2019
  • Table 44 Market share of fixed internet subscribers by platform 2012 2019
  • Table 45 Fixed broadband traffic by subscribe (GB per month) 2012 2021
  • Table 46 Broadband ARPU 2012 2020
  • Table 47 Shaw Communications subscribers (thousand) 2012 2022
  • Table 48 Shaw Communications revenue 2012 2022
  • Table 50 Rogers Cable subscriber data (thousand) 2012 2021
  • Table 51 Change in the number of Videotron's subscriber (million) 2012 2021
  • Table 52 Cogeco subscribers by sector (thousand) 2012 2022
  • Table 53 Decline in the number of DSL broadband subscribers 2012 2019
  • Table 54 Bell Canada (BCE) financial data (CA$ million) 2012 2021
  • Table 55 Bell Canada revenue by division (CA$ million) 2012 2021
  • Table 56 Change in the number of Bell Canada's subscribers by sector (million) 2012 2021
  • Table 57 Development of Telus's financial data (CA$ billion) 2012 2021
  • Table 58 Telus subscribers by sector (million) 2012 2021
  • Table 59 SaskTel financial data (CA$ million) 2012 2022
  • Table 60 Change in the number of SaskTel's subscribers by sector (thousand) 2012 2022
  • Table 61 Proportion of homes connected by fibre (incumbent telcos) 2014 2020
  • Table 62 Growth in the number of fibre broadband subscribers 2012 2019
  • Table 63 Wi-Fi hotspots in service by province 2018 2019
  • Table 64 Change in e-commerce and total retail sales ($ billion) 2016 2022
  • Table 65 Proportion of fixed-only and wireless-only households 2012 2017
  • Table 66 Change in the number of fixed-lines in service and penetration 2012 2027
  • Table 67 Fixed-line retail voice revenue 2012 2020
  • Table 68 Fixed-line retail and wholesale revenue (CA$ billion) 2012 2020
  • Table 69 International internet bandwidth 2012 2016
  • Table 70 Historic - Wireless subscribers and penetration 2000 2011
  • Table 71 Historic - Mobile revenue by service type (CA$ million) 2002 2011
  • Table 72 Historic - Multiple SIM card use as proportion of subscribers 2011 2015
  • Table 73 Historic - Prepaid and post-paid sector revenue (CA$ million) 2010 2016
  • Table 74 Historic - Market share of subscribers by operator 2015 2016
  • Table 75 Historic - Text messages sent per month 2002 2011
  • Table 76 Historic - Rogers Wireless revenue, operating profit (CA$ million) 2002 2011
  • Table 77 Historic - Bell Wireless operating data 2006 2011
  • Table 78 Historic - Bell Wireless financial data (CA$ million) 2006 2011
  • Table 79 Historic - MTS wireless revenue, ARPU 2007 2014
  • Table 80 Historic - Telus Mobility revenue, EBITDA, capex (CA$ million) 2003 2011
  • Table 81 Historic - Telus Mobility ABPU and monthly churn rate 2002 2011
  • Table 82 Historic - Take-up of services by type 2009 2015
  • Table 83 Historic - Bell Aliant subscribers by sector (thousand) 2008 2014
  • Table 84 Historic - Bell Aliant financial data (CA$ million) 2008 2014
  • Table 85 Historic - MTS financial data (CA$ million) 2007 2014
  • Table 86 Historic - MTS revenue by sector (CA$ million) 2007 2014
  • Table 87 Historic - MTS subscribers by sector (thousand) 2007 2013
  • Table 88 Historic - Retail fixed broadband market revenue 2004 2011
  • Table 89 Historic - Fixed-line retail and wholesale revenue (CA$ billion) 2006 2011
  • Table 90 Historic - SMS and MMS sent 2009 2016
  • Table 91 Historic - SaskTel Mobility subscribers 2007 2011
  • Table 92 Historic - DSL and cable broadband subscribers (million) 2004 2011
  • Table 93 Historic - Proportion of residential broadband connections by data rate 2014 2018
  • Table 94 Historic - Cable broadband revenue ($ billion) 2008 2016
  • Table 95 Historic - Development of Telus's financial data (CA$ billion) 2006 2011
  • Table 96 Historic - SaskTel financial data (CA$ million) 2007 2011
  • Table 97 Historic - SaskTel subscribers by sector (thousand) 2007 2011
  • Table 98 Historic - Fixed-line retail voice revenue 2006 2011
  • Table 99 Historic - International internet bandwidth 2002 2011
  • Table 100 Historic - Telecom and broadcasting revenue (CA$ billion) 2007 2011
  • Table 101 Historic - Telecoms revenue by type (CA$ billion) 2006 2011
  • Table 102 Historic - Telecoms investment by type (CA$ billion) 2006 2011
  • Table 103 Historic - Telus subscribers by sector (thousand) 2007 2011
  • Table 104 Historic - Growth in the number of fibre broadband subscribers 2006 2011
  • Table 105 Historic - Proportion of fixed-only and wireless-only household 2004 2011
  • Chart 1 Telecom and broadcasting revenue 2012 2020
  • Chart 2 Telecoms revenue by type 2012 2020
  • Chart 3 Telecom revenue by type of provider 2012 2020
  • Chart 4 Telecoms investment by type 2012 2020
  • Chart 5 Telecoms investment in spectrum 2012 2020
  • Chart 6 Average household spend on telecom services by type 2012 2017
  • Chart 7 Proportion of mobile contract plans by term length 2013 2018
  • Chart 8 Growth in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2012 2027
  • Chart 9 Change in the share of mobile retail revenue by operator 2016 2020
  • Chart 10 Development of mobile revenue by service type 2012 2020
  • Chart 11 Retail wireless revenue 2012 2021
  • Chart 12 Mobile ARPU 2012 2020
  • Chart 13 Average mobile data user per subscribers 2014 2020
  • Chart 14 Mobile device penetration by type 2012 2020
  • Chart 15 Text messages sent per month 2012 2020
  • Chart 16 Average number of text messages daily 2014 2020
  • Chart 17 Growth in the number of active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2012 2027
  • Chart 18 Rogers Wireless revenue, operating profit 2012 2021
  • Chart 19 Rogers Wireless pre and postpaid subscribers 2012 2021
  • Chart 20 Rogers Wireless annualised churn 2012 2021
  • Chart 21 Rogers Wireless annualised ARPU 2012 2021
  • Chart 22 Bell Wireless financial data 2012 2021
  • Chart 23 Development of Telus Mobility's financial data 2012 2021
  • Chart 24 Telus Mobility prepaid and postpaid subscribers 2012 2021
  • Chart 25 Development of SaskTel Mobility's revenue 2012 2022
  • Chart 26 SaskTel Mobility subscribers 2012 2021
  • Chart 27 Development of Videotron's mobile revenue 2012 2021
  • Chart 28 Growth in the number of Videotron's mobile subscribers 2012 2021
  • Chart 29 Videotron mobile ABPU 2017 2021
  • Chart 30 Shaw Communications' mobile subscribers 2016 2022
  • Chart 31 Shaw communications mobile revenue and capex 2016 2022
  • Chart 32 Retail fixed broadband market revenue 2012 2020
  • Chart 33 Total fixed internet revenue 2013 2020
  • Chart 34 DSL and cable broadband subscribers 2012 2019
  • Chart 35 Growth in the number of fixed-line broadband subscribers and penetration 2012 2027
  • Chart 36 Proportion of residential broadband connections by data rate 2015 2020
  • Chart 37 Market share of fixed internet subscribers by platform 2012 2019
  • Chart 38 Fixed broadband traffic by subscriber 2012 2021
  • Chart 39 Broadband ARPU 2012 2020
  • Chart 40 Shaw Communications subscribers by type 2012 2022
  • Chart 41 Shaw Communications revenue 2012 2022
  • Chart 42 Rogers Cable financial data 2012 2021
  • Chart 43 Rogers Cable subscriber data 2012 2021
  • Chart 44 Change in the number of Videotron's subscriber 2012 2021
  • Chart 45 Decline in the number of DSL broadband subscribers 2012 2019
  • Chart 46 Bell Canada (BCE) financial data 2012 2021
  • Chart 47 Bell Canada revenue by division 2012 2021
  • Chart 48 Change in the number of Bell Canada's subscribers by sector 2012 2021
  • Chart 49 Development of Telus's financial data 2012 2021
  • Chart 50 Telus subscribers by sector 2012 2021
  • Chart 51 SaskTel financial data 2012 2022
  • Chart 52 Change in the number of SaskTel's subscribers by sector 2012 2021
  • Chart 53 Growth in the number of fibre broadband subscribers 2012 2019
  • Chart 54 Change in e-commerce and total retail sales 2016 2022
  • Chart 55 Proportion of fixed-only and wireless-only household 2012 2017
  • Chart 56 Change in the number of fixed-lines in service and penetration 2012 2027
  • Chart 57 Fixed-line retail voice revenue 2012 2020
  • Chart 58 Fixed-line retail and wholesale revenue 2012 2020
  • Chart 59 International internet bandwidth 2012 2016
  • Exhibit 1 AWS-3 auction results March 2015
  • Exhibit 2 700MHz auction results February 2014
  • Exhibit 3 700MHz auction licensees by province February 2014
  • Exhibit 4 2.5GHz spectrum auction results April 2015
  • Exhibit 5 Major submarine cables landing in Canada