Disappearing Canadian Landlines For the last 14 consecutive quarters, the telecoms companies of Canada have lost more subscribers than the cable companies have gained. This had happened a few times in the past, but was put down to timing like moves in Quebec. The real driver for telecoms landline losses was cable. Not anymore.
Phone In Q4 we had some interesting activities in Canada. TELUS had some exceptional results, but otherwise all trends stayed the same. Firstly wireline phone: Overall nets for cablecos were lower than Q3 2011 but higher than Q4 2010. The real cableco winner was Cogeco, which has 24k nets vs. last year where they added