According to a report released by the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA), Canada's wireless industry contributed $43 billion to the country's economy in 2010.
Other findings show that the wireless communications services industry directly contributed $18 billion to Canada's GDP and $15.66 billion of economic flow through to contributing suppliers in the supply chain. The sector also generated a consumer surplus of $9.31 billion.
In 2010, the industry arranged $2.5 billion in capital expenditures, which represented more than 14% of aggregate Canadian mobile operators' revenues.
In terms of employment, more than 260,000 wireless-related jobs were held in 2010. The average salary for someone in the industry was $64,000.
Ovum Consulting of the UK gathered information for this report.
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