At 100 pages, this is NBI/Michael
Sone Associates’ seventh 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 and VoIP Services
Market Report, 2006 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 and VoIP services and participant sectors 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 (2004 to 2009),
and forecasts the share of the market by lines and revenues
to be held by the various participants. Included as well are
forecasts for the VoIP market, segmented by industry sector
(ILEC, cableco, etc.) and by business versus consumer. (It should
be noted that all reference to “lines” within the
report refers to wireline local access lines unless explicitly
Section 4 discusses the regulatory issues germane
to the industry while Section 5 looks at the prospects for competition
trends within various industry segments, with a focus on how
VoIP on the one hand and industry consolidation on the other
are changing the competitive paradigm.
Section 6 presents the all-important 15 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, product development, competitive positioning, bundles,
pricing and impacts of regulatory developments.
The report is supported by 21 comprehensive
Exhibits that examine line counts, revenues, business and residential
analysis, bundling, and provincial and city-specific data.