Big Three still responsible for 95% of Canadian wireless subscribers

Digital Home reported yesterday that the number of wireless telephone subscribers in Canada increased by 7.4% during 2010.  According to the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA) there were 24,567,947 wireless subscribers in this country at the end of 2010, up from 22,876,547 at the end of 2009.

The Big Three accounted for 94.4% of all subscribers:

  • Rogers – 8.98 million subscribers
  • Bell Mobility – 7.24 million subscribers
  • Telus – 6.97 million subscribers.

The remaining subscribers are with:

  • Sasktel Mobility – 568,904
  • MTS Mobility – 483,754
  • Wind Mobile – 232,641
  • Videotron – 92,600
  • Public Mobile – not available
  • Mobilicity – not available

The carrier with the biggest subscriber gains 2010 was Rogers which added 466,000 new subscribers, followed by Telus with 447,000 new subs and Bell with 408,746 new customers.