Canada - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses

Synopsis

Canada has a broadband penetration rates several percentage points above the OECD average. Government policy has encouraged the extension of broadband to rural and regional areas, with the result that services are almost universally available. Cable broadband is the principal access platform, closely followed by DSL. The main cablecos are upgrading their networks to the DOCSIS3.1 standard, which can deliver data at 1Gb/s and above. Fibre deployments are also gaining momentum, with a growing number of Gigabit towns now connected.

This report provided updated statistics, analysis and forecasts on the Canadian fixed-line broadband sector, providing statistical overviews and an analysis on operator strategies.

Key developments:

  • Shaw doubles broadband data rate to 300Mb/s via DOCSIS3.1;
  • SaskTel opens its first Tier 3 data centre, invests in Northern Fibre Expansion project;
  • Regulator opens consultation on managing a planned $750 million broadband fund for rural and underserved areas;
  • Vidéotron extends DOCSIS3.1 service;
  • Bell Canada to invest $854 million to deliver Gigabit fibre to Montreal;
  • Ontario Broadband Project developments;
  • Eastlink launches 200Mb/s service;
  • OneGigabit launches in Vancouver;
  • Report includes the regulator’s 2017 market data, telcos’ operating and financial data to Q2 2018, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

Shaw Cablesystems, Rogers Cable Communications, Vidéotron Ltée, Cogeco Cable, Bell Canada, Telus Corporation, MTS Allstream and SaskTel.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Introduction and statistical overview
    • 2.1 Market analysis
    • 2.2 Broadband statistics
  • 3. Forecasts – broadband subscribers – 2018; 2020; 2022
  • 4. Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks
    • 4.1 Introduction
    • 4.2 Shaw Cablesystems
    • 4.3 Rogers Cable Communications
    • 4.4 Vidéotron
    • 4.5 Cogeco Cable
  • 5. Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
    • 5.1 Introduction
    • 5.2 Bell Canada
      • 5.2.1 Bell Aliant
      • 5.2.2 Bell MTS
    • 5.3 Telus Corporation
    • 5.4 SaskTel
  • 6. Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP)
    • 6.1 SaskTel
    • 6.2 Bell Canada
    • 6.3 Rogers
    • 6.4 Telus
    • 6.5 Ontario Broadband Project
  • 7. Other fixed broadband services
    • 7.1 Fixed wireless (Wi-Fi and WiMAX)
    • 7.2 Satellite
  • 8. Digital economy
    • 8.1 E-health
    • 8.2 E-commerce
  • 9. Digital media
    • 9.1 Videostreaming
    • 9.2 Cable telephony and VoIP
  • 10. Related reports
  • Table 1 – Retail broadband market revenue – 2001 - 2016
  • Table 2 – Broadband availability through Economic Action Plan – 2010 - 2012
  • Table 3 –DSL and cable broadband subscribers – 2001 - 2018
  • Table 4 – Fixed-line broadband subscribers and penetration – 2004 - 2018
  • Table 5 – Proportion of broadband subscribers by data rate – 2011 - 2016
  • Table 6 – Broadband availability by platform – 2011 - 2016
  • Table 7 – Broadband availability by data rate – 2011 - 2016
  • Table 8 – Market share of internet subscribers by platform – 2010 - 2015
  • Table 9 – Fixed broadband traffic by subscriber – 2011 - 2016
  • Table 10 – Broadband ARPU – 2012 - 2016
  • Table 11 – Forecast - broadband subscribers –– 2019; 2021; 2023
  • Table 12 – Residential and business cable broadband subscribers – 2006 - 2016
  • Table 13 – Cable broadband revenue – 2011 - 2015
  • Table 14 – Shaw Communications subscribers – 2010 - 2018
  • Table 15 – Shaw Communications revenue – 2009 - 2018
  • Table 16 – Rogers Cable financial data – 2010 - 2018
  • Table 17 – Rogers Cable subscriber data – 2010 - 2018
  • Table 18 – Vidéotron subscriber data – 2008 - 2017
  • Table 19 – Cogeco subscribers by sector – 2009 - 2018
  • Table 20 – Residential DSL broadband subscribers – 2011 - 2015
  • Table 21 – Bell Canada (BCE) financial data – 2008 - 2018
  • Table 22 – Bell Canada revenue by division – 2008 - 2018
  • Table 23 – Bell Canada subscribers by sector – 2008 - 2018
  • Table 24 – Historic - Bell Aliant subscribers by sector – 2008 - 2014
  • Table 25 – Historic - Bell Aliant financial data – 2008 - 2014
  • Table 26 – Historic - MTS financial data – 2007 - 2014
  • Table 27 – Historic - MTS revenue by sector – 2007 - 2014
  • Table 28 – MTS subscribers by sector – 2007 - 2013
  • Table 29 – Telus financial data – 2006 - 2018
  • Table 30 – Telus subscribers by sector– 2007 - 2018
  • Table 31 – SaskTel financial data – 2007 - 2018
  • Table 32 – Historic - SaskTel subscribers by sector – 2007 - 2013
  • Table 33 – Proportion of homes connected by fibre (incumbent telcos) – 2014 - 2016
  • Table 34 – Fibre broadband subscribers – 2006 - 2015
  • Table 35 – Retail e-commerce sales – Canada – 2003 – 2018
  • Table 38 – IPTV revenue – 2007 - 2016
  • Table 39 – IPTV subscribers – 2007 - 2016
  • Table 40 – IPTV ARPU – 2012 - 2016
  • Table 41 – VoIP subscribers – 2009 - 2016
  • Chart 1 – Residential DSL and cable broadband subscribers – 2001 – 2018
  • Chart 2 – Fixed broadband traffic by subscriber – 2011 – 2016
  • Chart 3 – Shaw Communications subscribers – 2010 – 2018
  • Chart 4 – Rogers Cable financial data – 2010 – 2018
  • Chart 5 – Rogers Cable subscriber data – 2010 – 2018
  • Chart 6 – Vidéotron subscriber data – 2008 – 2017
  • Chart 7 – Bell Canada (BCE) financial data – 2008 – 2018
  • Chart 8 – Bell Canada revenue by division – 2008 – 2018
  • Chart 9 – Bell Canada subscribers by sector – 2008 – 2018
  • Chart 10 – Telus financial data – 2006 – 2018
  • Chart 11 – Telus subscribers by sector– 2007 – 2018
  • Chart 12 – SaskTel financial data – 2007 – 2018

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Last updated 2 Aug 2018
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Analyst: Henry Lancaster

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