Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Wireless Telecommunications Carriers industry performed well over the past five years as wireless coverage expanded and a greater number of Canadians adopted smartphones and tablets, boosting demand for high-margin mobile broadband services. An increasing number of Canadian households have wireless telephone connections only; consequently, over this period, revenue is expected to increase. Over the five years to 2022, revenue is forecast to grow as 4G coverage increases. An increasing number of Canadian households have disconnected their wireline service, relying entirely on their mobile devices for telephone service... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter
The Wireless Telecommunications Carriers industry has a very high level of concentration, with the top three players controlling more than 90.0% of the market in 2017. The industry's largest players are highly diversified, operating in numerous telecommunications markets (e.g. wired local and long distance voice, wired internet, wireless), giving them substantial economies of scale and scope. The intensity stems from the capital-intensive nature of operating a nationwide network and the need to spread fixed costs across a broad subscriber base to maintain profitability. A large subscriber base is critical to a company's competitiveness, as it delivers considerable economies of scale and thereby enables a carrier to offer lower prices and realize higher margins.
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