Telecommunications services price index (TPSI)

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The Telecommunication Services Price Index (TSPI) is a price index that measures the change over time in prices for wired long distance telephone services provided by telecommunications carriers to Canadian-based business clients.

Data release - June 27, 2001


This is an annual, Canada-level price index (1996=100) for wired long-distance telephone services to business. The index measures change over time in the prices for wired long-distance telephone services provided by telecommunication carriers to their Canadian-based business clients.


  • Information and communications technology
  • Prices and price indexes
  • Service price indexes
  • Telecommunication industries

Data sources and methodology

Target population

Coverage for the TSPI targets the largest establishments of the telecommunications sector, as defined by category 5133 - Telecommunications of the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). The telecommunications sector consists of establishments primarily engaged in the provision of fixed or mobile telecommunications services. It includes establishments offering a full or limited range of voice and data telecommunication products and services using their own network or reselling the services of others. This sector does not include Internet Service Providers.

Disclosure control

Statistics Canada is prohibited by law from releasing any information it collects which could identify any person, business, or organization, unless consent has been given by the respondent or as permitted by the Statistics Act. Various confidentiality rules are applied to all data that are released or published to prevent the publication or disclosure of any information deemed confidential. If necessary, data are suppressed to prevent direct or residual disclosure of identifiable data.

Confidentiality analysis includes the detection of possible direct disclosure, which occurs when the value in a tabulation cell is composed of a few respondents or when the cell is dominated by a few companies.

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