The opinions expressed in this editorial are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Decima Reports. A look back at Canada’s wireless industry in 2005 reveals that the industry is performing well with penetration now topping the 50% mark and the wireless carriers posting record subscriber additions.  The big three wireless operators will continue to forge ahead with attractive offers, new devices and applications to lure existing subscribers to their respective services and to entice non-wireless users into the market. The only slight cause for concern might the go-slow approach to wireless number portability proposed by the industry’s biggest players, but this will be solved.  Equally in the fixed wireless space, more spectrum has made its way into the hands of competitors, albeit small ones, with which they can build out high-speed broadband networks. With WiMAX on the not-so-distant horizon, the more than two-dozen providers that secured spectrum in 2005 or added to their existing holdings should be able to begin planning network rollouts offering broadband wireless access.  Fixed wireless access will be the story of the Canadian wireless industry over the next two to three years. With U.S. operators having to kick their deployment activities into high gear (see Newsmakers) next year, their Canadian counterparts will be closely monitoring network deployments south of the border.  And the opportunity for them to secure important market share – or at least subscriber mind share – is now here, given Inukshuk’s spectrum cap troubles. Alberta will be the region to watch in the near term as its provincial broadband network, SuperNet, offers operators in rural and remote regions inexpensive access to backhaul.  Next year and beyond is shaping up to be an exciting time in the Canadian wireless industry. We can expect to see greater fixed wireless deployments, bringing even more rural and remote Canadians into the Internet age.