This IDC study updates IDC Canada's previous analysis of Canadian telecommunications service providers' 2014 capital expenditure forecasts. CSPs face compelling reasons to urgently make the transition to become service providers of the future to face the twin challenges of market erosion by telecom and cable players in each other's core markets coupled with lower-than-expected growth and stalled penetration in wireless. These forces will sustain Canadian CSP capex spending at C$10.6 billion in 2015, according to IDC Canada's annual communications capital expenditure study.
"The development and looming deployment of new network architecture technology, including SDN and NFV, combined with powerful big data analytics bodes well for further capex increases — and may at last promise a long-awaited and much-needed transformation of CSP back offices," says study author Lawrence Surtees, vice president and principal analyst in the Communications Practice at IDC Canada Ltd. "However, the successful exploitation of melding these technologies and mining insights from BDA tools, however, will require a fundamental rethink of a CSP's business and management of the complex issue of organizational change."
TELUS Corporation, Shaw Communications Inc., Rogers Communications Inc., Bell Canada, Cogeco Cable Inc., MTS, Incorporated, Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corporation, Primus Telecommunications Group, Incorporated, MTS Allstream Holdings Inc., Bell Aliant Inc., Allstream Inc., Videotron Ltd., AT&T Inc.
Broadband, Data centric, Ethernet switch, Internet of things, Networking and connectivity devices, Networking virtualization, Unified communications and collaboration, Virtual machine software, VoIP, WiFi, WAPI, Wireless LAN infrastructure, Wireless and mobile infrastructure