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Telecommunications in Canada - Statistics & Facts

The Canadian Telecommunications industry provides a vital service for Canada’s 37.97 million inhabitants, connecting Canadians to each other and the world through phone, internet, satellite, wireless, and cable services. In 2019, the Canadian telecommunications services industry generated revenues of 54.1 billion Canadian dollars, one billion Canadian dollars more than during 2018. This included revenues of 25.3 billion Canadian dollars from the wireline side of the industry, and 28.8 billion Canadian dollars from wireless services.

Telecommunications market leaders in Canada

Five large companies are the main occupants of the Canadian telecommunications markets, namely Telus, Rogers Communications, Quebecor, Shaw Communications, and Bell Canada. Rogers Communications held the greatest share of the mobile market in 2019, accounting for 32.5 percent of revenue generated in the sector. Telus and Bell Group take the second and third place, accounting for just under 30 percent revenue market share each.

Telecommunications sectors in Canada

Of the various telecommunications sectors in Canada, wireless is the most lucrative. 53 percent of all telecommunications revenue generated in the country came from this sector, amounting to 28.8 billion Canadian dollars. Fixed internet ranked second with almost 25 percent market share, followed by local, data and private line, as well as the long distance sector.

Market outlook: 5G

As is the case in most major markets around the world, 5G is set to transform the shape of mobile communications, and many other data-dependent industries. In 2025, Canada is forecast to have 20 million 5G mobile connections, rendering the country a leader among 5G adopters globally.

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Telecommunications in Canada - Statistics & Facts

The Canadian Telecommunications industry provides a vital service for Canada’s 37.97 million inhabitants, connecting Canadians to each other and the world through phone, internet, satellite, wireless, and cable services. In 2019, the Canadian telecommunications services industry generated revenues of 54.1 billion Canadian dollars, one billion Canadian dollars more than during 2018. This included revenues of 25.3 billion Canadian dollars from the wireline side of the industry, and 28.8 billion Canadian dollars from wireless services.

Telecommunications market leaders in Canada

Five large companies are the main occupants of the Canadian telecommunications markets, namely Telus, Rogers Communications, Quebecor, Shaw Communications, and Bell Canada. Rogers Communications held the greatest share of the mobile market in 2019, accounting for 32.5 percent of revenue generated in the sector. Telus and Bell Group take the second and third place, accounting for just under 30 percent revenue market share each.

Telecommunications sectors in Canada

Of the various telecommunications sectors in Canada, wireless is the most lucrative. 53 percent of all telecommunications revenue generated in the country came from this sector, amounting to 28.8 billion Canadian dollars. Fixed internet ranked second with almost 25 percent market share, followed by local, data and private line, as well as the long distance sector.

Market outlook: 5G

As is the case in most major markets around the world, 5G is set to transform the shape of mobile communications, and many other data-dependent industries. In 2025, Canada is forecast to have 20 million 5G mobile connections, rendering the country a leader among 5G adopters globally.

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