Research and Markets have released their study “1Q10 Canada Mobile Operator Forecast, 2009 – 2014” and boldly state that the total number of wireless subscriber will reach 30.7 million in 2014 (our current number at 23.1 million people this represents about 70% of Canadians).
More specific numbers in regards to market share have Rogers continuing to dominate into 2014 with an estimated
11.6 million subscribers in 2014 (37.8% market share). This is followed by Bell with 8.93 million subscribers (29.1% market share) and Telus Mobility with 8.92 million subscribers (29.1% market share) by the end of 2014. The big 3 still make up for 29.45 million subscribers and the remaining 1.25 million subscribers will be made up all the other carriers (in the report they don’t mention carriers WIND, Mobilicity, Videotron, Shaw, or Public Mobile).
Research and Markets also stated that the overall ARPU (average revenue per user) is expected to decrease over the next five years (finally better for us consumers). Rogers will still be the highest but decline from the current $63.32 to $59.02 in 2014. Bell and Telus will drop from $51.19 to $40.52 by 2014.
Via: Research and Markets