|At 150 pages, this is NBI/Michael Sone
Associates’ fourth 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, 2003 Edition, is the most
detailed research report available on this industry.
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 participants.
Section 4 discusses the regulatory issues germane to the
industry while Section 5 looks at the prospects for competition trends
within various industry segments and examines some of the challenges
involved in marketing local services where differentiation from and parity
with the ILEC are difficult to achieve.
Section 6 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.
Subjects covered include marketing strategy, competitive landscape,
bundles, pricing and impacts of regulatory developments.
Corporate Profiles are divided into two groups, each
having unique characteristics. The first includes the five major ILECs
(along with their CLEC affiliates) and the second group portrays the
competitive local carriers.
The report is supported by 24 comprehensive Exhibits
that examine line counts, revenues, business and residential analysis,
bundling, optional feature penetration, provincial and city-specific data