Communications Market Reports

The Communications Monitoring Report (CMR) has been rebranded to the Communications Market Reports in 2021 to reflect an expanded publication portfolio that now encompasses a larger amount of data and research collected by the CRTC.

The communications market is changing rapidly. The CMR is being redesigned to give Canadians access to the latest data and trends on a more timely schedule.

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Current trends up to May 2022

Keep up-to-date with the latest data and trends in the Canadian broadcasting and telecommunications sectors.

This publication will be updated every 3 months. The latest quarter available is 2022-Q1 (generally speaking, Jan-Mar 2022) and monthly data up to May 2022.

Version 5.0 - Last updated 2022-06-30
See our current trends changelog for the latest updates.

  • Economic indicators

    More about the GDP, CPI, e-commerce and retail sales, and the unemployment rate.

    • GDP: Increased 0.7% monthly change
  • Broadcasting

    More about television service providers revenues and subscribers.

    • Television service providers revenues: $1.86B (Decreased 2.9% quarterly change)
    • Television service providers subscribers: 9.60M (Decreased 1.4% quarterly change)
  • High-speed broadband

    More about high-speed broadband revenues, subscriptions by tier and data traffic.

    • Revenues: $2.56B (Increased 1.7% quarterly change)
    • Subscriptions: 12.15M (Increased 0.6% quarterly change)
    • Subscriptions with 50/10+ Mbps: 73.4% (up 1.7% from last quarter)
    • 50/10 unlimited availability: 89.7% (up 2.3% compared to previous year)
  • Mobile wireless

    More about mobile wireless revenues, mobile subscribers and mobile wireless traffic.

    • Revenues: $6.55B (Decreased 9.3% quarterly change)
    • Average data usage: 5.25GB/month (Decreased 1.4% quarterly change)
    • LTE coverage: 99.69% (up 0.03% compared to previous year)
  • Other telecom services

    More about long-distance minutes.

    • Landline long-distance minutes: 1.1B
      (Increased 3.5% quarterly change)
    • Mobile long-distance minutes: 10.0B
      (Decreased 8.9% quarterly change)

Annual highlights

  • Broadcasting highlights

    Period: Sep 2016-Aug 2021

    Find highlights about the broadcasting industry:

    • Revenues and financial performance
    • Industry characteristics
    • Contributions to Canadian content
    • Internet-based audiovisual services estimated revenues
    • Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Telecommunications highlights

    Period: Jan 2016-Dec 2020

    Highlights about the telecommunications sector for:

    • Market composition
    • Revenues by sector
    • Financial performance
    • Sector summaries
    • Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic
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