Empowering more Canadians to use wireless to do more

Consumer preferences have created our mobile-first world, where smartphones and tablets are the preferred choice to communicate, navigate, inform, shop, bank, work, collaborate, entertain and be entertained.

Consumers want wireless services to become even more accessible, convenient and easy to use. They count on ubiquitous advanced network connectivity to help keep them safe and secure. They need to trust that the personal and private information on their mobile devices is also safe and secure. And they depend on the wireless industry to continue investing and innovating so they can maximize the value of their wireless experience.



In total economic contribution by Canada’s wireless industry.



In capital investment by Canadian wireless network operators in 2016 alone.



The number of wireless subscribers in Canada.


Million km2

The area covered by Canada’s wireless networks.


The percentage of the Canadian population that has access to wireless services

What's New

CWTA welcomes parliamentary report recommending changes to Canada’s anti-spam legislation

Ottawa, January 15, 2018 – In 2014 Federal legislation targeting harmful electronic communications and spam came into force – Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation, or “CASL”. While ... Continue Reading →

Canadian wireless service providers make the CRTC Wireless Code accessible to deaf, deaf-blind, and hard of hearing consumers

Information about consumer rights now available in ASL and LSQ on carriers’ and CWTA’s websites OTTAWA – December 15, 2017 –Information concerning the Wireless Code is ... Continue Reading →

CWTA formally launches cross-sector 5G Canada Council

Formal platform for discussion on 5G rollout in Canada now accepting members Ottawa, December 1, 2017 – The Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA) is thrilled ... Continue Reading →

Canada Bearing the Fruit of Wireless Investment, but Government Proposal Threatens Growth

The CRTC’s 2017 Communications Monitoring Report1 has confirmed what most Canadians already know: consumer demand for wireless communications and Internet access continues to grow. Coupled ... Continue Reading →