Wireless phone subscribers in Canada
- 2012 (28 KB .PDF file)
- 2011 (66 KB .PDF file)
- 2010 (28 KB .PDF file)
- 2009 (21 KB .PDF file)2008 (20 KB .PDF file)
- 2007 (77 KB .PDF file)
- 2005 – 2006 (27 KB .PDF file)
- 2000 – 2004 (44 KB .PDF file)
- 1985 – 2000 (51 KB .PDF file)
- Ovum – The Benefit to the Canadian Economy from the Wireless Telecommunications Industries: An Economic Impact Assessment (pdf)
- 2012 Cell Phone Consumer Attitudes Study – Quorus Consulting Group (pdf) – June 1, 2012
Investment and Job Creation in Canada
- Wireless communications generate a total economic value of some $43 billion for the Canadian economy.
- Canada’s wireless carriers have invested more than $30 billion in communications infrastructure.
- The members of CWTA pay licence fees in excess of $150 million each year – more than two-thirds of the total fees collected by Industry Canada from all spectrum users.
- Over 261,000 people are employed in Canada as a result of the wireless industry. The wireless sector offers high value employment – it has an average salary level of $64,000, compared to a Canadian average salary of $44,000.
- The demand for highly skilled wireless communications specialists is so great that Canadian post-secondary institutions are creating programs specifically geared to the wireless industry.
The Canadian Market
- Canada’s wireless carriers now offer coverage to more than 99% of Canadians.
- Advanced wireless networks that support handsets such as smartphones and Internet sticks are available to 98% of Canadians.
- At the end of March 2012, Canadian wireless phone subscribers numbered 26 million.
- Half of all phone connections in Canada are now wireless.
- 75% of Canadian households have access to a wireless phone.
- Canadians send 274 million text messages per day
- More than half of all calls to 9-1-1 come from mobile phones.
- Wireless revenues in Canada totalled $18 billion in 2010.
- Wireless market sector revenues are the largest component (43%) of total telecommunications revenues.
Marc Choma, Director of Communications
Tel: (613) 233-4888 ext. 207