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Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband in Canada - 2018: Canada Consults on a Range of Spectrum Assets for 5G Use - ResearchAndMarkets.com

September 24, 2018

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 24, 2018--The “Canada - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The Canadian telecom market continues to show steady development as operators invest in network upgrades.

Much of this work is being supported by regulatory efforts to ensure that operators have spectrum available to develop 5G services, for which several auctions are planned between 2019 and 2024. Assigning and releasing spectrum for 5G will allay existing fears that the country could lag developments in the US and Europe.

In addition, the regulator has set aside a portion of the certain spectrum for new entrants to encourage competition in the wireless segment. Much of the investment among telcos has been channelled into LTE infrastructure to capitalise of consumer demand for mobile data services, while there has also been further investment in 5G.

There has also been a concentration of investment in fixed-line infrastructure, focussed on FttP and, among cable broadband providers, upgrades to the DOCSIS3.1 standard. This is having the effect that the DSL segment is beginning to lose market share as customers are migrated to fibre.

At the same time, fixed-line telephony services are dwindling as customers make greater use of mobile networks and VoIP options. Revenue from the broadband and mobile sectors is underpinning overall telecom sector revenue while the fixed-voice sector continues to decline.

Key Developments

SaskPower and SaskEnergy install smart meters and upgraded gas meters; Shaw doubles broadband data rate to 300Mb/s via DOCSIS3.1; SaskTel opens its first Tier 3 data centre, invests in Northern Fibre Expansion project; Regulator opens consultation on managing a planned $750 million broadband fund for rural and underserved areas; Vidotron extends DOCSIS3.1 service; Bell Canada to invest $854 million to deliver Gigabit fibre to Montreal; Ontario Broadband Project developments; Eastlink launches 200Mb/s broadband service; OneGigabit launches in Vancouver; Shaw completes 5G trials; Government sets up $400 million public-private partnership to exploit benefits of 5G; Auction for residual 2500MHz licenses completed; Bell Wireless launches quad band LTE-A services offering peak data rates of up to 950Mb/s, develops an LTE-M network to support IoT devices Government opens consultation on 600MHz auction, expected in 2019; Report updates include the regulator’s market data report for 2017, telcos’ operating data to Q2 2018, recent market developments.

Key Topics Covered

1. Key Statistics

2. Telecommunications Market

3. Fixed Network Operators

4. Telecommunications Infrastructure

5. Broadband Market

6. Digital Economy

7. Digital Media

8. Mobile Communications

Companies Featured

Barrett XploreBell AliantBell CanadaBell MobilityBoingoBOLDstreet WirelessCogeco CableCraig Wireless SystemDoDo WirelessFatPortFreedom MobileHotspotzzI-NetLinkMobilicityMTS AllstreamPublic MobileRogers Cable CommunicationsRogers CommunicationsRogers WirelessSaskTelSaskTel MobilityShaw CablesystemsShaw CommunicationsTadaa WirelessTelus MobilityVidotronVidotron WirelessVirgin Mobile CanadaWayport

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Related Topics:Telecommunications and Networks,Broadband,Mobile Networks

KEYWORD: NORTH AMERICA CANADA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS TELECOMMUNICATIONS MOBILE/WIRELESS

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