Cable & Telecom

IPTV to have over a million subs in 2008, price wars to dominate: Report

OTTAWA – If rollouts go according to plan, Canada's telcos will collectively have over a million terrestrial video customers by the end of 2008, says a recent report by Yankee Group. The report looked at the existing terrestrial video delivery systems from Manitoba Telecom Services and Sasktel and notes that when compared to each company's high speed Internet customers, MTS and Sasktel boast TV penetration rates of 39% and 44%, respectively, of DSL high speed Internet customers. The report goes on to predict that as long as Bell Canada and Telus go ahead with their full launches of Internet protocol...