Mobile Wireless in Canada: Recognizing the Problems and Approaching Solutions
The Wireless Project
The Canadian Media Concentration Research Project is releasing the final iteration of this report on the state of mobile wireless markets in Canada. The first draft was presented at a panel on “The State of Competition in Canada ’ s Telecommunications Sector ” at the International Institute of Communications (IIC)/Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA) conference on November 17 and 18 th at the Ottawa Conference centre. W e we re delighted to offer our views and to debate the issue of wheth er mobile wireless markets in Canada are highly competitive or badly concentrated at the conferen c e . We arg u e in favour of the latter claim . This report offer s a fairly comprehensive, long -‐ term body of data that places trends in Canada in a comparative i nternational context. It shows that Canada shares a similar condition with many, indeed, almost all countries that we have studied: high levels of concentration in mobile wireless markets. Canada is not unusual in this regard, and indeed no matter whether we look at things from the perspective of 19 countries , the 34 OECD countries , or 57 countries that account for four -‐ fifths of the world’s population , the answer is pretty much the same in all cases: concentration levels in mobile wireless markets are “ ast onishingly high everywhere ” (Noam, 2013) .
|Canadian Media Concentration Research Project|
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Winseck, D. (2014, March 12). Mobile Wireless in Canada: Recognizing the Problems and Approaching Solutions.