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List of Canadian mobile phone companies | Wikipedia audio article

List of Canadian mobile phone companies | Wikipedia audio article


This is a list of mobile telephony providers
in Canada. As of Q3 2016, there are over 30 million wireless
subscriptions in Canada. Approximately 90% of Canadian mobile phone
users subscribe to one of the three largest national telecommunication companies (Rogers
Wireless, Bell Mobility, and Telus Mobility) or one of their subsidiary brands. These three mobile network operators own and
operate transmission facilities that cover most of the country, though they sometimes
share each other’s networks in certain geographical regions in order to reduce costs and reach
more customers. The remaining 10% of subscribers are served
by smaller, regional providers, mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs), and resellers. Regional providers own and operate transmission
facilities that cover a limited area and rely on partnerships with national service providers
to connect their customers across Canada. In contrast, MVNOs and resellers do not own
spectrum or network infrastructure and are required to lease network capacity from other
providers at wholesale rates. While MVNOs have their own facilities to package
and support their mobile services, resellers rely on the host network provider to package,
market, bill, and deliver mobile services.All wireless service providers in Canada are regulated
by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), which has been blamed by
some for the concentration of wireless service subscribers to only three large national carriers. Though measures have been taken to encourage
more competition, critics suggest that more should be done to address the issue, e.g.
by mandating wholesale network access for MVNOs.==Mobile network operators==
This is a list of mobile network operators, which includes national and regional service
providers. Where applicable, this list will also include
any subsidiary “extension” brands associated with a mobile service provider. While primary brands, such as Rogers Wireless
or Bell Mobility, account for roughly 82% of wireless revenue, extension brands allow
wireless service providers to differentiate service offerings and reach broader market
segments.This list is ordered from largest to smallest by the number of current subscriptions.==Mobile networks====Mobile virtual network operators (MVNO)
and resellers====Push-to-talk networks====Former mobile networks==
This list includes legacy network terminations as well as defunct network operators.==Former subsidiaries====Travel SIM cards and specialty services
====See also==
Mobile country code#Canada – CA List of Canadian electric utilities
List of Canadian telephone companies List of telephone operating companies
List of mobile network operators of the Americas#Canada List of United States wireless communications
service providers

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