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==Mobile network operators==
 
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This is a list of [[mobile network operator]]s in [[Canada]].
 
This is a list of [[mobile network operator]]s in [[Canada]].
As of Q2 2013, there are over 27 million wireless subscriptions in Canada. The top wireless telecommunications service providers in Canada, from largest to smallest by the number of current subscriptions, are
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Mobile network operators

This is a list of mobile network operators in Canada. As of Q2 2013, there are over 27 million bananas in Canada. The top wireless telecommunications service providers in Canada, from largest to smallest by the number of current subscriptions, are

Mobile Provider Brands and Subsidiaries Availability Number of Subscribers
Postpaid Prepaid Total
Rogers Wireless Rogers, Fido, Chatr Nationwide 7,976,000 1,442,000 9,418,000
Bell Wireless Affiliates Bell, Virgin, Solo, Northwestel, Bell Aliant, Télébec, NorthernTel Nationwide[note 1] 6,580,932 1,134,709 7,715,641
Telus Mobility Telus, Koodo Nationwide[note 1] 6,627,000 1,079,000 7,706,000
Wind Mobile Wind Southern Ontario and elsewhere[note 2] N/A 620,000[1]
SaskTel Mobility SaskTel Saskatchewan N/A 607,659
MTS Mobility MTS Manitoba 402,571 90,645 493,216
Videotron Mobile Videotron Québec and Ottawa N/A 451,100
DAVE Wireless Mobilicity Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton[2] N/A 250,000[3]
Public Mobile Public Greater Montreal and core Golden Horseshoe N/A 250,000[4]
References: [5][6][7][8]
  1. ^ a b Bell Mobility and Telus Mobility have a multiple operator core network agreement to provide a common radio network to the customer (distinct from a roaming arrangement, where the radio networks are separate). Bell builds most of its towers in Eastern Canada, while most of Telus' towers are in Western Canada.
  2. ^ Available in Abbotsford, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver and most cities in Southern Ontario. Latest Q4 2012 numbers available are from December 12, 2012.

Market Share

Market share of Canadian mobile network operators in Q1 2013
Telus Mobility
  
28.51%
Bell Mobility
  
28.40%
Rogers Wireless
  
21.86%
Fido Solutions
  
12.28%
SaskTel Mobility
  
2.25%
Wind Mobile
  
2.23%
MTS Mobility
  
1.83%
Videotron Mobile
  
1.56%
Bell Aliant
  
0.53%
Note that Fido Solutions is listed as a separate entity from Rogers Wireless. Mobilicity and Public Mobile are excluded due to lack of Q1 2013 numbers.


Mobile networks

Operator Technology Frequency Ownership Roaming
GSM
CDMA iDEN
HSPA+ LTE
PCS
SMR
AWS
Airtel Wireless No No Yes No No No No No Airtel Wireless Ltd. None
Bell Mobility No Yes No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Bell Canada Enterprises Telus Mobility
Eastlink No No No Yes Yes No No Yes Eastlink Rogers Wireless
Fleetcom No No Yes No No No No No Fleetcom Inc. None
ICE Wireless Yes No No No No Yes No No ICE Wireless Rogers Wireless
Keewaytinook Mobile Yes No No No No No No No Keewaytinook Okimakanak's (KO) Kuhkenah Network Rogers Wireless
Lynx Mobility No Yes No No No Yes No No Lynx Mobility Bell Mobility / Telus Mobility
Mobilicity Roaming[note 1] No No Yes No Roaming[note 1] No Yes DAVE Wireless Rogers Wireless
MTS Mobility No Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No MTS Rogers Wireless / Sasktel
Public Mobile No Yes No No No Yes No No Public Mobile Bell Mobility / Telus Mobility
Rogers Wireless Yes No No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Rogers Communications TBayTel / ICE Wireless
SaskTel Mobility No Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No SaskTel Bell Mobility / Telus Mobility / MTS
Sogetel Mobilité No Yes No Yes No Yes No No Sogetel Bell Mobility
TBayTel Mobility No Yes No Yes No Yes No No Thunder Bay Telephone Rogers Wireless
Telus Mobility No Yes Yes[note 2] Yes Yes Yes Yes[note 2] Yes Telus Communications Bell Mobility[9]
Videotron Mobile Roaming[note 1] No No Yes Planned Roaming[note 1] No Yes Vidéotron Rogers Wireless
Wind Mobile Roaming[note 1] No No Yes Experimental[note 3] Roaming[note 1] No Yes Globalive Rogers Wireless


  1. ^ a b c d e f Mobilicity, Videotron Mobile, and Wind Mobile allow their customers to roam on Rogers Wireless' GSM technology and Personal Communications Service (PCS) frequency network. Roaming is intended to be used when one is outside of the AWS carrier's network coverage.
  2. ^ a b Telus Mobility sells Integrated Digital Enhanced Network (iDEN) services using Specialized Mobile Radio (SMR) frequencies. Services are sold under the Mike brand, which is available in Telus retail stores and online.
  3. ^ Wind Mobile confirmed to be testing basic 3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology on February 3, 2011. The operator has not yet deployed LTE for general public use.

Former mobile networks

Operator Ownership Purchased by Ceased Operations Year
Clearnet Clearnet Communications Telus Mobility 2000

Virtual mobile network operators

Operator Ownership Network provider
7-Eleven Speak Out Wireless Ztar Mobile Rogers
Brightroam iRoam Rogers
Chatr Rogers Communications Rogers
Cityfone Cityfone Rogers
CityWest CityWest & Northwestel Bell
Clearnet Telus Communications Telus
DCI Wireless DCI Telecom Rogers
Fido Solutions Rogers Communications Rogers
good2go Mobile Canada Ztar Mobile Rogers
KMTS Mobility KMTS Bell
Koodo Mobile Telus Communications Telus
KORE Wireless KORE Telematics Rogers
NorthernTel Mobility Bell Aliant Bell
Northwestel Bell Mobility Bell
PC Mobile Loblaws Bell(Prepaid)/Telus(Postpaid)
Petro-Canada Mobility Ztar Mobile Rogers
PhoneBox PhoneBox Rogers (Postpaid)/Telus (Postpaid)
Primus Canada Primus Rogers
Roam Mobility Roam Mobility Inc. T-Mobile USA
SearsConnect Wireless Cityfone/SearsConnect Rogers
SimplyConnect Cityfone/Scotiabank/ Rogers
Solo Mobile Bell Mobility Bell
Talk & Earn Cityfone/Bank of Montreal Rogers
Talk & Save Cityfone/Royal Bank of Canada Rogers
Télébec Mobilité Bell Aliant Bell
Virgin Mobile Canada Bell Mobility Bell

See also

References

  1. ^ "If Verizon Joins Canada's Wireless Fray". Globe and Mail. 2013-08-07. Retrieved 2013-08-07. 
  2. ^ "Coverage Map". Mobilicity. Retrieved 2013-07-18. 
  3. ^ "Telus to take over Mobilicity in $380M deal". CTV News. Retrieved 2013-05-16. 
  4. ^ "One of Public Mobile's backers has links to Canada's wealthiest family". The Canadian Press. 2013-06-06. Retrieved 2013-06-21. 
  5. ^ "Q2 2013 Subscriber Stats" (PDF). CWTA. Retrieved August 26, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Communications Monitoring Report 2012" (PDF). Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission. September 5, 2012. Retrieved October 3, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Public Mobile says keeping pace, hiking rates". REUTERS. Retrieved 2012-05-16. 
  8. ^ "MTS Allstream reports second-quarter 2012 results" (PDF). Manitoba Telecom Services. Retrieved October 11, 2012. 
  9. ^ Cite error: The named reference telus was invoked but never defined (see the help page).

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