December 28, 2018
Canadians paid more than $1.2 billion in wireless data overage fees last year
Eighty-three per cent of Canadians had a data plan as of 2017
Nothing irritates wireless customers quite like data overage fees, yet Canadians still spent more than $1.22 billion in extra charges for surpassing their data limits last year.
Data overage fees accounted for 5 per cent of the nearly $24.5 billion in total mobile retail revenue carriers earned in 2017, according to data published last week by the federal telecom regulator.
That’s a drop from about $1.39 billion the year prior, when 6 per cent of the $23.2 billion mobile retail revenue stemmed from data overage fees, according to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission.
Canadian Operator Data Revenue Grew By 7.8%
In 5 Years Operator Data Revenue has grown by 57% to represent 48% of total revenue
31.7 Million Canadians have data plans representing 83% of the total population
Data explosion trend in Canada is only going to get worse from the current 2 gb / month usage in 2017
Canadians paid more than $1.2 billion in wireless data overage fees last yearBack