Wall Communications Inc., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada - Economic Consulting Firm: Reports and Studies

Wall Communications Inc.

REPORTS & STUDIES

The Economic Impact of TV5's UNIS Provincial Production Program (October 2015), prepared for TV5.

Price Comparisons of Wireline, Wireless and Internet Services in Canada and with Foreign Jurisdictions: 2015 Edition (March 2015), prepared for the CRTC and Industry Canada. (Press Release, Report)

An Examination of Economic Issues Facing Independent Broadcasters (September 2014), prepared for Stornoway Communications.

An Analysis of Various Proposals in CRTC BNOC 2014-190 "Let's Talk TV Proceeding" (June 2014), prepared for the Canadian Media Production Association (CMPA).

An Economic Examination of "A La Carte" Multi-channel Video Delivery Service (April 2014), prepared for the CMPA.

Economic Impact Assessment of Ontario Interactive Digital Media Sector (April 2014), prepared for Interactive Ontario as part of an Industry Profile being conducted for the Ontario Media Development Corporation.

Price Comparisons of Wireline, Wireless and Internet Services in Canada and with Foreign Jurisdictions: 2014 Update (March 2014), prepared for the CRTC and Industry Canada. (Press Release, Report)

Reference Guide to Copyright Decisions in Canada (2013).

Price Comparisons of Wireline, Wireless and Internet Services in Canada and with Foreign Jurisdictions: 2013 Update (April 2013), prepared for the CRTC and Industry Canada. (Report)

A Study of Wholesale Costing Methodologies in Selected Countries (October 2012), prepared for the CRTC. (Report)

Price Comparisons of Wireline, Wireless and Internet Services in Canada and with Foreign Jurisdictions: 2012 Update (April 2012), prepared for the CRTC and Industry Canada. (Report)

An Overview of Mobile Wireless Competition in Canada (October 2011), prepared for the Center for the Digital Economy.

The Use of Economics in Copyright Setting: Where is it Going?   Published by ALAI, Montreal, May 2011. (Article)

Tracking and Assessing the Impact of New Entrants in the Canadian Wireless Market (April 2011), prepared for Industry Canada.

Price Comparisons of Wireline, Wireless and Internet Services in Canada and with Foreign Jurisdictions: 2011 Update (May 2011), prepared for the CRTC and Industry Canada. (Report)

Critical Infrastructure Profile - Information, Communication and Technology (July 2010), prepared for Industry Canada.

An Examination of the Use of Mark Ups In Costing Approaches When Setting Prices of Essential Telecom Services (Canada, the UK, the US and Australia). (May 2010), prepared for the CRTC.

Economic Valuation of the Copyright Fees Proposed by SODRAC for Astral and SRC/CBC (April 2010). Prepared for Astral and CBC.

Price Comparisons of Wireline, Wireless and Internet Services in Canada and with Foreign Jurisdictions: 2010 Update (April 2010), prepared for the CRTC and Industry Canada.

A Study of Methodologies To Measure the Economic Contribution Of Spectrum Usage (April 2009).   Prepared for Industry Canada.

Price Comparisons of Wireline, Wireless and Internet Services in Canada and with Foreign Jurisdictions: 2009 Update (April 2009), prepared for the CRTC and Industry Canada.

A Review of Economic Arguments in the Pelmorex Application for 9(1)(h) Status (March 2009).  Prepared for Pelmorex.

An Analysis of CRTC Broadcasting PN 2008-100 (Regulatory Frameworks for BDUs and Discretionary Programming Services) a (December 2008).   Prepared for Stornoway Communications Inc.

Reply to Economic Evidence Filed by the Collectives on 31 October 2008, prepared for the Canadian Association of Broadcasters and filed as evidence with the Copyright Board of Canada (2008 Consolidated Radio Proceeding), (November 2008).

Economic Reply Evidence: Nordicity Report, prepared for the Canadian Association of Broadcasters and filed as evidence with the Copyright Board of Canada (2008 Consolidated Radio Proceeding), (October 2008).

Economic Reply Evidence: Bakos Report, prepared for the Canadian Association of Broadcasters and filed as evidence with the Copyright Board of Canada (2008 Consolidated Radio Proceeding), (October 2008).

Economic Valuation of the Copyright Fees for Use of Music By Commercial Radio Stations prepared for the Canadian Association of Broadcasters and filed as evidence with the Copyright Board of Canada (2008 Consolidated Radio Proceeding),(September 2008).

Economic Valuation of the Copyright Fees for Use of Music by Commercial Radio Stations (August, 2008).  Prepared for the CAB.

Price Comparisons of Wireline, Wireless and Internet Services in Canada and with Foreign Jurisdictions (July 2008), prepared for the CRTC and Industry Canada.

An Examination of Alternative Approaches for Conducting Price Comparisons of Wireline, Wireless and Internet Services in Canada and with Foreign Jurisdictions (May 2008), prepared for the CRTC and Industry Canada. (Report)

Analysis of iChannel Business and Regulatory Performance (April 2008).  Prepared for Stornoway Communications Inc.

An Economic Analysis of BDU and Programming Undertaking Business Relations (December 2007).  Prepared for Astral Media and Pelmorex.

Business Model Options for TV5 QC (October 2007).   Prepared in association with Estelle Metayer for TV5 QC.

Current Status of IPTV Over DSL in Canada (September 2007).  Conducted for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

 A Critique of the Methodology Used in the Seaboard Groups March 2007 Cross-National Comparison Of Wireless Service Prices (March 2007).  Conducted for the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association.

The Economic Impact of Over-the-Air Television Broadcasters on Ontario's Entertainment and Creative Industries Cluster (November 2006).  Conducted for the Arts and Cultural Industries Unit of the Ontario Ministry of Culture

Study on the Wireless Environment in Canada (September 2006)Conducted for the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association. 

An Examination of Issues raised in the Telecommunications Policy Review Panel's March 2006 Report regarding the Canadian Mobile Wireless Services Industry (September 2006).  Conducted for the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association

High-Definition Television Transition of the Canadian Broadcasting System: Transmission and Distribution Analysis (May 2006).  Conducted for the Department of Canadian Heritage

Phase 2 Study - Analysis of the Demand for Canadian Programming within the Canadian Broadcasting Industry from 2004 to 2009 (March 2006).  Conducted for the Department of Canadian Heritage

The Economic Impact of Pay and Specialty Service Migration from Analog to Digital to High Definition (April 2005).  Conducted for the Canadian Association of Broadcasters.  (Report)

The Economic Contribution of Copyright Industries to the Canadian Economy (March 2004).  Conducted for the Department of Canadian Heritage.

A Study of the Demand for Canadian Programming within the Canadian Broadcasting Industry (September 2003).  Conducted for the Department of Canadian Heritage.

A Study of Business Models Sustaining the Development of Digital Cultural Content (June 2002).  Conducted for the Department of Canadian Heritage.  (Report)

Economic Impact Study of Ottawa Festivals for 2001 (November 2001), with Decima Research. Conducted for the Ottawa Festivals Network.

A Competitive Assessment of the Canadian Mobile Wireless Industry (November 2001). Conducted for Radio and Spectrum Policy, Industry Canada. (Report)

Report on the Economic Impact of New Entry into the Toronto Television Market (November 2001).  Conducted for CTV.

Report on the Economic Impact of New Entry into the Kitchener Television Market (November 2001). Conducted for CTV.

Economic Challenges Facing the Canadian Film and Television Production Sector (October 2001).  Conducted for the Canadian Film and Television Production Association.

 Business Case Analysis: The Provision of Residential Local Cable Telephony Services (April 2001).  Prepared for the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission.

A Study of Canadian and Cultural Content on Major Websites and Portals (February 2001).  Prepared for the Department of Canadian Heritage.   (Executive Summary)

Study of Existing Measures Promoting Canadian On-Line Content (January 2001). Prepared for Department of Canadian Heritage.

Regulated Network Access: The Contrast Between Telecommunications and Railways (October, 2000).  Conducted for Canadian Pacific Railway.   (Executive Summary)

Analysis of the Domestic Feature Film Distribution Sector (August 2000).  Conducted for Canadian Heritage.

A Policy Study of the Telecommunications Foreign Ownership Regime (January 2000).  Conducted for AT&T Canada Enterprises, TELUS, Call-Net Enterprises, Clearnet, Group Telecom, Microcell, PageMart Canada and Optel Communications.  (Executive Summary)

A Review of the Canadian Television Fund and Its Impact on the Industry and Economy (February 2000), with KPMG and Peter Fleming Consulting.  Conducted for Canadian Heritage.

Study of Copyright and Internet Intermediaries (June 1999). Prepared for Industry Canada.  (Executive Summary)

Study on the Availability of Programming Services and Content in Canada (June 1999).  Prepared for Industry Canada and Canadian Heritage.

Study on the Impacts of Changes to Existing Laws and Regulations Related to Canadian Programming Content and Services (March 1999).  Prepared for Industry Canada and Canadian Heritage.

An Economic Assessment of Canada Post’s Involvement in the Competitive Courier Industry (May 1999).  Conducted for UPS Canada and Global Public Affairs.

Report on the Canadian Policy and Regulatory Regime Related to Network Interconnection and Increased Competition (March 1999).  Prepared for Industry Canada.

Report on the Funding of Local Expression in Newfoundland (July 1998).  Prepared for Cable Atlantic.

The Role of Non-Canadian Broadcasting Services in the Canadian Broadcasting System (June 1998).  Prepared for Global Television Network.

A Review of Spending Requirements for Canadian Programming (June 1998).  Prepared for Global Television Network.

Assessment of the Provision of Residential Internet Access Service (May 1998).  Prepared for Monarch Communications.

Data Base Questionnaire Concerning Originality Factors (related to Copyright Policy) (March 1998).  Prepared for Canadian Heritage (Copyright Policy and Economic Planning) and Industry Canada (Intellectual Property Directorate).

Study on Mechanisms to Promote the Development and Distribution of Canadian Multimedia and other New Media Content and Services (March 1998).  Prepared for Industry Canada, Canadian Heritage and the CRTC (290 pages). (Executive Summary)

Study on Value of DTH Program Deletion (January 1998). Prepared for the Canadian Association of Broadcasters.

Report on Global’s Contribution to Canadian Programming (September 1997).  Prepared for the Global Television Network.

Industrial Strategy for the Implementation of Digital Television Broadcasting in Canada (May 1997).  Prepared for Canadian Heritage.  

Operating, Economic and Regulatory Conditions Impacting "Cable Services Limited" 1985 to 1987 (March 1997).  Prepared for Coopers and Lybrand.

Valuation of Cellular, PCS and ESMR Spectrum (with LECG) (January 1997).  Prepared for Industry Canada.

An Assessment of the English Language TV Market in Quebec and the Potential Impact of CKMI TV on CFTV Profitability (November 1996).  Prepared for CanWest Global TV.

The Canadian Independent Film and Video Industry: Economic Features and Foreign Investment Related to the Distribution Sector  (November 1996).  Prepared for Department of Canadian Heritage and Industry Canada.

An Analysis of the VITV Application for the Victoria/Vancouver Market (August 1996).  Prepared for CanWest Global TV System.

An Economic Assessment of the Alberta Television Market  (June 1996).  Prepared for CanWest Global TV.

Concentration in the Canadian Television Industry (May 1996).  Prepared for Department of Canadian Heritage.

An Economic Assessment of Local Interconnection Arrangements (January 1996).  Prepared for Microcell Telecommunications.

An Assessment of Structural Separation in Telco Broadband Initiatives (November 1995).  Prepared for the Department of Canadian Heritage.

Interconnection and Interoperability on Information Highway Networks (August 1995).  Prepared for the Department of Canadian Heritage.

The Cable Television Competitive Landscape (February 1994).  Prepared for CableLabs, Denver, Colorado.

Telephone Company Information Highway Initiatives (April 1994).  Prepared for the Canadian Cable Television Association.

Local Telecom Competition in Canada (June 1994), with J. Lemay and R. Yates (318 pages) & Update (October 1994).

Study on the Protection of Broadcasters' Signals (July 1994). Conducted for Economic and Copyright Policy, Cultural Industries, Department of Canadian Heritage & Addendum: Radio (March 1994).





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Recent highlights:

- Publication of Wall Communications' 8th annual "Price Comparisons of Wireline, Wireless and Internet Services in Canada and with Foreign Jurisdictions" (March 2015) report prepared for the CRTC and Industry Canada.


- Publication of "A Study of Wholesale Costing Methodologies in Selected Countries" (October 2012), prepared for the CRTC.


- Publication of article "The Use of Economics in Copyright Tariff Setting: Where is it Going?"


- Study prepared for Industry Canda on "Tracking and Assessing the Impact of New Entrants in the Canadian Wireless Market"


NOTE: Copies of reports and studies available upon request.