Canada Telecom Operators Country Intelligence Report

"Canada Telecom Operators Country Intelligence Report," a new Country Intelligence Report by GlobalData, provides an executive-level overview of the telecommunications market in Canada today, with detailed forecasts of key indicators up to 2025. Published annually, the report provides detailed analysis of the near-term opportunities, competitive dynamics, and evolution of demand by service type and technology/platform across the fixed telephony, broadband, mobile, and pay-TV markets, as well as a review of key regulatory trends.

'Total telecom and pay-TV services revenue in Canada will reach $43.7 billion by 2025, supported by growth in mobile data, mobile messaging and fixed broadband segments. Mobile data services revenues will increase at a robust CAGR of 8.9%, driven by growth will be driven by spike in mobile internet subscriptions, growing consumption of mobile data services and increasing data ARPS as users adopt higher-value 5G packages over the forecast period. Fixed broadband revenues will also grow at a robust CAGR of 7.8%, driven by subscription growth in FTTH and cable subscriptions on the back of ongoing coverage expansions by local government as well as operators like Bell Canada and Telus.

The Country Intelligence Report provides in-depth analysis of the following –

– Demographic and macroeconomic context in Canada.

– The regulatory environment and trends: a review of the regulatory setting and agenda for the next 18-24 months as well as relevant developments pertaining to spectrum licensing, national broadband plans, tariff regulation, and more.

– Telecom services market outlook: analysis as well as historical figures and forecasts of service revenue from the fixed telephony, broadband, mobile voice, mobile data, and pay-TV markets.

– The competitive landscape: an examination of the positioning of leading players in the telecom services market as well as subscription market shares across segments.

– Company snapshots: analysis of the financial position of leading service providers in the telecommunications markets.

– Underlying assumptions behind our published base-case forecasts, as well as potential market developments that would alter, either positively or negatively, our base-case outlook.


– The overall telecom and pay-TV service revenue in Canada will grow at a CAGR of 3.8% during 2020-2025.

– Total Mobile revenue will account for 82.7% share of the total telecom revenue by 2025.

– 4G will remain the leading mobile technology throughout the forecast period. However, its subscription share will decline from 91.1% in 2020 to 63.9% by 2025. We expect 5G services subscription share to reach 34.7% by 2025 as all major operators such as Bell, Telus, and Rogers continue to expand 5G network coverage across the country.

– The top three mobile operators, Bell Canada, Rogers, and Telus accounted for a 89.9% share of overall mobile subscriptions in 2020.

Reasons to buy

– This Country Intelligence Report offers a thorough, forward-looking analysis of Canada’s telecommunications markets, service providers and key opportunities in a concise format to help executives build proactive and profitable growth strategies.

– Accompanying GlobalData’s Forecast products, the report examines the assumptions and drivers behind ongoing and upcoming trends in Canada’s mobile communications, fixed telephony, broadband markets, including the evolution of service provider market shares.

– With more than 20 charts and tables, the report is designed for an executive-level audience, boasting presentation quality.

– The report provides an easily digestible market assessment for decision-makers built around in-depth information gathered from local market players, which enables executives to quickly get up to speed with the current and emerging trends in Canada’s telecommunications markets.

– The broad perspective of the report coupled with comprehensive, actionable detail will help operators, equipment vendors and other telecom industry players succeed in the challenging telecommunications market in Canada.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Market highlights

Demographic, macroeconomic, and regulatory context

Demographic and macroeconomic context

Regulatory context

Telecom market outlook

Total telecom service revenue

Mobile services market

Fixed services market Pay TV service market

Competitive landscape and company snapshots

Competitive landscape



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Additional resources

Baseline forecast assumptions

Data tables


Research methodology

Country Intelligence Report coverage

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