Canadian Government Wireless Price Policy -- Ill-Conceived and Horribly Timed

Canadian Government Wireless Price Policy -- Ill-Conceived and Horribly Timed

  • April 2020 •
  • 12 pages •
  • Report ID: 5891259 •
  • Format: PDF
This IDC Market Perspective analyzes the federal government's policy demand that Canada's Big 3 wireless providers reduce prices by 25 per cent in two years, a regulatory proposal to spur wireless resellers (so-called MVNOs) and considers their impact on Canada's C$22 billion-a-year wireless communications sector."The federal government's wireless price and MVNO policies are ill-considered, based on flawed analysis and horribly timed, coming when the sector must invest heavily in 5G next-generation network rollouts starting this year and cope with the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic," says Lawrence Surtees, study author and vice president of Communications Research and Principal Analyst at IDC Canada.