Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Wireless Telecommunications Carriers industry has had a strong past five years, as wireless coverage has expanded and a greater number of Canadians have adopted smartphones and tablets, boosting demand for high-margin mobile broadband services. Consequently, over this period, revenue is expected to expand at an annualized rate of 4.9% to $20.3 billion. Revenue is expected to grow an additional 4.6% in 2012, as carriers continue to expand the coverage of their fourth generation (4G), long-term evolution (LTE) networks and more consumers upgrade to LTE-ready smartphones.
The industry is highly concentrated, with the three largest players controlling an estimated 90.7% of the market... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter
The Wireless Telecommunications Carriers industry is in the growth stage of its lifecycle. Over the 10 years to 2017, industry value added (IVA), or the industry's contribution to the overall economy, is forecast to grow at an annualized rate of 2.4%. In comparison, Canadian GDP is projected to rise 2.9% per year on average over the same period. Industry participants have benefitted from growing mobile penetration and the increasing prominence of smartphones and tablets, which have increased subscribers' data usage.
The number of enterprises in the industry has increased over the past five years, primarily due to the government's 2008 spectrum auction in which spectrum was set aside for new entrants to stimulate competition... purchase to read more