Dead zone: External competition will drive the industry's continued decline

Over the past decade, rapid technological advancements have changed the way humans interact, pushing the Wired Telecommunications Carriers industry in Canada to the sidelines of communication. External competition from the domestic Wireless Telecommunications Carriers industry (see IBISWorld report 51721CA) and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) software has been eating away at sales from the industry's traditional source of revenue, which is local and long-distance telephony services. Companies offering VoIP have been quickly gnawing away at revenue by offering lower-priced telephone service. Since calls using the internet do not have long-distance surcharges, revenue from the industry's long-distance telephony services has suffered the more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Industry operators will likely continue integrating systems to make up for losses from telephony
  • Major companies have made investments in broadband fibre-optic deployment
  • External competition and a declining subscriber base will pressure revenue
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Wired Telecommunications Carriers industry in Canada exhibits a high level of capital intensity. Using wages as a proxy for labour and depreciation as a proxy for capital, IBISWorld estimates that for every dollar spent on industry labour, capital expenditures will consume $1.08 in 2018, up from $0.88 in 2013. Network expansions require a significant upfront investment and looming overall depreciation costs. With the declining utility of traditional voice services putting downward pressure on the price of services offered, telecommunications operators have not been able to pass these substantial fixed costs on to consumers in the form of higher prices. Con...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Wired Telecommunications Carriers Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Wired Telecommunications Carriers Industry are

  • Ability to allocate service to area of greatest need
  • Provision of a related range of goods/services ("one stop shop")
  • Development of a symbiotic relationship with another industry
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Number of mobile telephone subscriptions and Number of fixed broadband connections in the Wired Telecommunications Carriers industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Wired Telecommunications Carriers Industry?

    This industry provides local and long-distance telephony services. Operators also generate revenue by wholesaling access to their networks for many purposes.

    Industry Products
  • Local voice services
  • Long-distance voice services
  • Internet and data services
  • Other services and equipment
  • Industry Activities
  • Providing local voice communication services
  • Providing long-distance and international voice communication services
  • Wholesaling network access
  • Providing internet access
  • Providing video services
  • Selling telecommunications equipment
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Number of mobile telephone subscriptions
  • Number of fixed broadband connections
  • Housing starts
  • Consumer Confidence Index

  • Current Performance
  • Going wireless
  • From voice to data
  • Industry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Gloomy days ahead
  • Blurring the lines
  • Table: Wired Telecommunications Carriers Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Wired Telecommunications Carriers Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Telecommunications Resellers in Canada
  • Consumers in Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Telecommunications Networking Equipment Manufacturing in Canada
  • Transmission Line Construction in Canada

  • Products & Services
  • Internet and data services
  • Long-distance voice services
  • Other services and equipment
  • Local voice services
  • Chart: Wired Telecommunications Carriers Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Residential and government market
  • Businesses
  • Wholesalers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Wired Telecommunications Carriers Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Wired Telecommunications Carriers

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Wired Telecommunications Carriers Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Bell Canada, Telus Communications Company, Shaw Communications, Rogers Communications Inc., Quebecor Inc.,
  • Table: Bell Canada - financial performance
  • Table: Telus Communications Company - financial performance
  • Table: Shaw Communications - financial performance
  • Table: Rogers Communications Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Quebecor Inc. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Wired Telecommunications Carriers Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Wired Telecommunications Carriers Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Consumer Confidence Index (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Access Line
  • A wire (or series of wires) that forms a direct connection between a customer and the local telephone exchange.
  • Byod (Bring Your Own Device)
  • Enabling employees to bring their personally owned devices to use for work
  • Competitive Local Exchange Carrier
  • A telecommunications carrier that competes with the already established incumbent local exchange carriers (ILECs).
  • Core Network
  • The central part of a telecommunications network that encompasses the principal transfer routes of information to and from subnetworks.
  • Incumbent Local Exchange Carrier (Ilec)
  • The original, monopoly local exchange carrier in a given area; ILECs receive different regulatory treatment than the newer CLECs.
  • Integrated Services Digital Network
  • A set of communications standards that permits the simultaneous transmission of data, voice and video services over the public switched telephone network.
  • Iptv (Internet Protocol Television)
  • the delivery of programming by video stream encoded as a series of IP packets. IPTV is distributed by a service provider and can be free or fee-based and can deliver either live TV or stored video.
  • Local Access And Transport Area (Lata)
  • A region that differentiates between local and long-distance calls. Intra-LATA calls are handled by local exchange carriers, while calls between LATAs are handled by long-distance carriers.
  • Public Switched Telephone Network
  • The network of the world's public circuit-switched telephone networks, consisting of a variety of transmission technologies all inter-connected by switching centers.
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