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NBI/Michael Sone Associates
193 Church Street, 3rd Floor
Toronto, Ontario
M5B 1Y7
Telephone 416-360-0424


August 2006




Table of Contents


Section  Page
About This Report vi
1.0 Wi-Fi Market Overview 1
2.0 WiMAX
3.0 Service Providers 15
    3.1 Bell Aliant 15
    3.2 Bell Canada 16
    3.3 BOLDstreet 20
    3.4 EastLink 21
    3.5 FatPort 22
    3.6 Inukshuk 27
    3.7 Look Communications 28
    3.8 McDonalds Canada 30
    3.9 MTS Allstream 31
    3.10 Opti-Fi/Via Rail 31
    3.11 Rogers 34
    3.12 SaskTel 37
    3.13 Smart Partners 38
    3.14 Speedway Wireless 40
    3.15 TELUS 41
    3.16 Toronto Hydro Telecom 44
    3.17 Vidéotron 47



List of Figures and Exhibits


Figure/Exhibit Page
Figure 1 Canadian Public Wi-Fi Market, Number of Hotspots, 2004-2008 7
Figure 2 Canadian Public Wi-Fi Hotspots by Service Provider, mid-2006 8
Figure 3 Canadian Public Wi-Fi Market Average Daily Sessions, 2004-2008 9



About This Report


The Canadian Wi-Fi/WiMAX Market Report, 2006 Edition is NBI/Michael Sone Associates’ second report on this emerging Internet market segment and is the most comprehensive and rigorously researched document available on the subject in Canada.

At around 50 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 Wi-Fi market punctuated with three figures illustrating current status and near future growth trends in the industry. This is followed by a tutorial that discusses major issues, developments and technology pertinent WiMAX. The second section provides highly-detailed profiles of 17 significant national, regional and specialist 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, 2005 Edition and upcoming 2006 Edition and Canadian Internet Service Providers Market Report, 2006 Edition respectively. Please refer to these publications for information on these market sectors.





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