Canadian Digital Media Trends by the Numbers for July 2012
By Andrea Wahbe on Jul 23, 2012 / Categories: CDMN News, Featured
Here’s a look at some of the key trends and numbers that are impacting Canada’s digital economy for July 2012:
Connectivity for Canadians of any financial status and geographic location:
- $500 million: the amount that Rogers is investing to bring their LTE network to 28 cities in Canada by year-end.
- 2,000: the number of Tim Horton’s coffee shops across Canada to offer free Wi-Fi this year.
Productivity improvements through the adoption of digital media technologies and the infrastructure to support it:
- 60+: per cent North America’s mobile data that will be used for audio and video streaming by 2014.
- 10: per cent of companies that have their own enterprise app stores to securely distribute mobile apps to employees for use on their personal devices.
Mobilizing Digital Content from ensuring Canadian content is accessible to realizing commercialization opportunities created through content development or management:
- Every 5 years: frequency that parliament will revisit Canada’s Copyright Act.
- 30 billion: the number of downloads from Blackberry’s App World as of early July 2012.
Access to Capital and investments required for technology and business growth:
- July 27th: the deadline to submit feedback to Canada’s Finance Minister on how to improve venture capital.
- 2nd: where Canada ranks worldwide (behind the US) for being attractive to venture capitalists and private equity firms.
Access to Talent including the digital skills and talent required to meet rapidly evolving workplace needs:
- 76: per cent of Canadian workers surveyed who said they are either “satisfied” or “very satisfied” with their current employer.
- 50: number of startups based out of CDMN node MaRS that are focused on disrupting the K-12 education system.
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