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The Canadian Internet Service Providers Market Report, 2015 Edition
is NBI/Michael Sone Associates’ ongoing analysis of the Canadian ISP market and continues to be the most comprehensive and rigorously researched document available on the subject.

The report is divided into three main sections. The first presents an overview that discusses major issues, developments and technology pertinent to the industry including the growth of broadband penetration, the maturation of the market and the impact of wireless access and the latest TV delivery technologies. This overview is punctuated with four figures illustrating six-year subscriber and revenue growth trends. The second section provides qualitatively and quantitatively individual profiles of over a dozen significant national and regional ISPs and their subsidiaries. These include the individual telco, cableco and non-aligned ISPs. The third section contains three detailed exhibits, which illustrate cableco and telco broadband subscribers & revenues, business versus consumer data, segmentation by level of broadband service and forecasts through 2018, along with provincial subscriber distribution. Each industry segment has been explored so that the report presents services offered and planned, marketing activities, price ranges, as well as technology trends.

As the roles of telecommunications, Internet and electronic entertainment become increasingly intertwined, The Canadian Digital TV Services Market Report, 2015 Edition provides a single source of information regarding recent and expected developments in the converging cableco, telco, Internet and satellite television sectors.

The report is divided into five sections. The first opens with a snapshot of the Canadian market for digital television services, the technologies that drive them and the service providers deploying them. This Overview examines the differences and commonalities of Digital Cable, IPTV and Satellite, discusses the impact of technological changes on the market. Section 2 discusses other issues such as cloud-based PVRs and current regulatory matters, while Section 3 profiles the major equipment manufacturers’ offerings such as middleware, set-top boxes and end-user solutions, as well as their relationships with particular service providers.

Section 4 examines in more detail so called “over-the-top” or OTT delivery of TV services via the Internet. The analysis looks at the impact that Netflix and Apple TV, along with the two new Canadian entrants – CraveTV and shomi – are having on the pay-TV industry. The section also profiles Zazeen and VMedia – two BDUs that deliver both linear and streamed TV over the Internet rather than via a dedicated network – and the possible entry of a third, TekSavvy, that might employ a hybrid approach.

Section 5 contains 10 service provider profiles, including details of deployment and partnerships. Particular emphasis is placed on the role that IPTV plays in providing the telcos with their terrestrial-based offering both to compete with the cablecos and complement their own satellite service and the cablecos’ inevitable response in migrating to IP or pursuing other technologies to counter the threat to their businesses. Finally, a series of exhibits illustrates subscriber & revenue estimates, market shares and forecasts for 2014 to 2018.

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The Mobile Wireless Communications Services Market Report, 2015 Edition is our ongoing analysis and continues to be the most comprehensive, independent study published on this industry.

The report examines in detail the mobile wireless market in Canada by focusing on numerous service provider metrics. Of particular importance is the increased prominence of data communications in all its forms, and the effect of that trend on service providers’ revenues. Also, with two of the five new entrants having been acquired by an incumbent, the report analyzed the role the remaining new entrants still have in fulfilling the government’s policy of promoting increased market competitiveness.

The report opens with a Market Overview that offers the reader a snapshot of the industry’s relevant issues, specifically the service providers’ subscriber and revenue performance, market share, penetration and future direction as indicated by the key metrics of their subscriber acquisition and growth, segmented voice & data ARPU, usage rates and churn. It also examines the current state of the industry, its competitiveness in the wake of the failure/acquisition of two new entrants, the impact of the CRTC’s Wireless Code of Conduct and the growth in data consumption driven by the near-ubiquitous adoption of smartphones. The issue of wholesale rat regulation and its impact on an MVNO/reseller market is also discussed.

The next two sections contain concise, yet detailed, profiles of the wireless service providers including their recent market performance and activities as well as predictions for the future. Also included are forecasts of subscriber and revenue growth and the increasing role to be played by all forms of mobile data in in that regard.

Nine comprehensive Exhibits illustrate service provider-specific data including projections to 2018 for subscriber and revenue growth, provincial analysis, segmentation between business & consumer accounts, breakdown between voice & data revenues, COA and churn metrics, and detail on SMS and total data traffic.

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