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 Locations Chapter
In general, the geographic spread of the Wireless Telecommunications Carriers industry follows that of the population. Wireless telecommunications networks are more economical in population-dense areas and, as such, there is a higher concentration of industry establishments in more populated areas. Ontario is the most significant region for the industry with 45.0% of establishments, followed by Quebec, British Columbia and Alberta with establishment shares of 22.2%, 13.9% and 10.4%, respectively. These regions are heavily populated and have a large concentration of consumers using high-margin wireless services.
Notably, Alberta and British Columbia have the highest average revenue per user (ARPU), according to the CRTC... purchase to read more