|At approximately 180 pages, this is NBI/Michael
Sone Associates' third report on the Canadian Local Telecom Services
Market. The extensive primary research that is the hallmark of all NBI/Michael
Sone Associates' reports was carried out over the past several months as
the local services market has undergone many changes. Information, both
quantitative and qualitative, was analyzed and organized so as to
provide the reader with a detailed understanding of the background,
current state and probable future of the local services sector. The
final product, Canadian Local Telecom Services Market Report, 2002
Edition, is the most detailed research report available on this
The local services market will experience a myriad of
developments over the coming months that NBI/Michael Sone Associates
will continue to track.
Following an introduction and definition of local
services in Sections 1 and 2, NBI/Michael Sone Associates provides
detailed quantitative data in Section 3 that measures the size of the
market, the growth for incumbents and new entrants in both the business
and residential sectors over a six-year period, and forecasts the share
of the market by lines and revenues to be held by the various
Section 4 discusses the regulatory issues germane to
the industry while Section 5 looks at the prospects for competition
trends within various industry segments in a post Price Caps Decision
environment. Section 6 examines the challenges involved in marketing
local services where differentiation from and parity with the ILEC are
difficult to achieve.
Section 7 presents the all-important Corporate
Profiles that provide a wealth of qualitative and quantitative
information about the companies that are already participants in the
local services market as well as those who are at various stages of
planning their entry.
Corporate Profiles are divided into three groups, each
having unique characteristics. The first includes the five major ILECs,
the second group portrays the competitive local carriers and the third
examines the building-centric competitors.
The report is supported by 26 comprehensive Exhibits
that examine line counts, revenues, business and residential analysis,
bundling, optional feature penetration, provincial and city-specific
data, pricing and corporate relationships.