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NBI/Michael Sone Associates Inc.
193 Church Street Toronto, Ontario
M5B 1Y7
Telephone: 416-360-0424


July 2005




Table of Contents


Section  Page
About This Report v
1.0 Executive Summary 1
2.0 Technology 4
    2.1 The Mobile Desktop 4
    2.2 Wi-Fi 8
    2.3 WiMAX 11
3.0 Service Providers 14
    3.1 Aliant 14
    3.2 Bell Canada 15
    3.3 BOLDstreet 18
    3.4 FatPort 20
    3.5 Look 24
    3.6 Rogers 25
        3.6.1 Inukshuk 27
    3.7 SaskTel 28
        3.7.1 Navigata 29
    3.8 TELUS 31
    3.9 Vidéotron 34



List of Figures and Exhibits


Figure Page
Figure 1 Canadian Public Wi-Fi Market, Number of Hotspots, 2003-2007 2
Figure 2 Canadian Public Wi-Fi Hotspots by Service Provider, mid-2005 3
Figure 3 Canadian Public Wi-Fi Market Average Daily Sessions, 2003-2007  3



About This Report


The Canadian Wi-Fi/WiMAX Market Report, 2005 Edition is NBI/Michael Sone Associates’ first report on this emerging Internet market segment and is the most comprehensive and rigorously researched document available on the subject in Canada.

At around 40 pages, the report is as much intended to provide an insight on this sector’s future developments as past activity and current status. It is divided into two main sections. The first provides an overview of the Canadian market punctuated with two figures illustrating current and potential subscriber and revenue growth trends in the industry. This is followed by a tutorial that discusses major issues, developments and technology pertinent to the industry including the relationships Wi-Fi and WiMAX have with cellular wireless, cable, and DSL technologies. The second section provides highly-detailed profiles of a dozen significant national and regional service providers. These include the individual telcos, cablecos, as well as a representative sample of the larger independent, fixed wireless companies. Each industry segment has been explored so that the report presents services offered and planned, marketing activities, pricing, as well as technology and application trends.

Please note that the mobile and fixed Internet markets are examined and discussed in depth in NBI/Michael Sone Associates’ Canadian Mobile Wireless Communications Services Market Report, 2004 Edition and upcoming 2005 Edition and Canadian Internet Service Providers Market Report, 2005 Edition respectively. Please refer to these publications for information on these market sectors.




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