The Future of International Carriers 2018

  • ID: 4623026
  • Report
  • Region: Global
  • 90 pages
  • Hot Telecom
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Addressing the Wholesale Paradox through Digital Transformation

This fourth edition of The Future of International Carriers provides a unique and comprehensive global view of the International wholesale market including trends, drivers, traffic and revenue forecasts through to 2022 for voice (International, wholesale, VoLTE, 5G), messaging, data roaming and IPX services (voice, data and Diameter signaling).

Through the course of this 90-page report, we also provide a detailed discussion of the trends that are shaping the industry as well as our view of the future carrier vision.

The information provided in this report is sourced from many years spent gathering data from regulators and operators, our experience in the international wholesale industry, coupled with data gathered directly from carriers, through a number of surveys and interviews.

Our International carrier report provides a unique comprehensive global view of the International wholesale market including trends, drivers, future vision, 6-year traffic and revenue and forecasts for voice, data and IPX services. The objectives of this report are to:

  • Provide a complete overview of the international telecoms interconnect business
  • Identify and discuss the main trends in this area, highlighting the changes in wholesale offerings as many services move to an IP infrastructure
  • Acquire a enlightened view of the future of the international carrier business
  • Deliver a comprehensive model that forecasts traffic and revenue for the voice, data and IPX segments on a total, wholesale, global and regional basis

Who should purchase this report:

  • Carriers and mobile data hubs seeking to understand how the segment is evolving in terms of trends, revenue, services, customers and competitors to help them define their strategy and plans for the near future
  • Operators and OTTs needing to understand how the voice and data wholesale market is evolving to help guide their strategic and purchasing decisions going forward
  • Product and Engineering teams planning for the growth and evolution of the international interconnect business
  • Vendors looking to understand the needs of wholesalers, mobile data hubs and wholesale customers and where new opportunities will come from
  • Investors requiring a view of the opportunities, challenges and potential growth of the wholesale market, this per segment and region to help target the most promising companies to invest in or to better define their current and long term value
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Executive Summary

Introduction

The Wholesale Conundrum
Tackling the revenue challenge
Tackling the efficiency challenge
Tackling the digital transformation challenge

The Future of the Wholesale business
API
Artificial Intelligence
Blockchain
Cloud and Virtualization
Internet of Things (IoT)
New digital wholesale mantras

The Future of Subscribers
Fixed and mobile subscribers         
LTE, 5G and VoLTE subscribers   
Mobile roaming trips

The Future of Voice
International voice traffic and revenue 
Wholesale voice traffic and revenue  
International Voice over LTE and Voice over 5G traffic and revenue   
VoLTE roaming traffic and revenue
The possible impact of different VoLTE roaming options

The Future of Roaming Data and Messaging    
International wholesale SMS traffic and revenue      
Roaming SMS traffic and revenue    
Data roaming traffic and revenue     
LTE and 5G Data roaming traffic and revenue      

The Future of IPX
VoIPX traffic and revenue      
IPX transport traffic and revenue     
Diameter signalling traffic        

Annex A – Services background and definitions
Data, roaming and signalling background 
IPX background  

Annex B - Acronyms 

List of Tables
Table 1: Digital Wholesale Mantras
Table 2: Fixed And Mobile Subscribers (Million)
Table 3: Fixed Subscribers By Region (Million)
Table 4: Mobile Subscribers By Region (Million)
Table 6: Lte And 5G Subscribers By Region (Million)
Table 7: Volte And Vo5G Subscribers By Region (Million)
Table 8: Smartphone Subscribers By Region (Million)
Table 9: 5G Subscribers By Region (Million)
Table 10: Total Trips Made By Mobile Subscriber By Region (Million/Year)
Table 11: Active Data Roaming Trips Made By Roamers Region (Million/Year)
Table 12: Active Voice Roaming Trips Made By Roamers Region (Million/Year)
Table 13: International Voice Traffic And Revenue (Billion Minutes, Us$ Billion)
Table 14: International Voice Traffic By Terminating Region (Billion Minutes)
Table 15: International Voice Revenue By Terminating Region (Us$ Billion)
Table 16: International Voice Traffic By Originating Region (Billion Minutes)
Table 17: International Voice Inbound/Outbound Traffic Ratios       
Table 18: International Wholesale Voice Traffic And Revenue
Table 19: International Wholesale Voice Traffic By Terminating Region
Table 20: International Wholesale Voice Revenue By Terminating Region
Table 21: International Wholesale Voice Traffic By Originating Region       
Table 22: International Wholesale Voice Inbound/Outbound Traffic Ratios
Table 23: International Volte/Vo5G Traffic And Revenue
Table 24: International Volte/Vo5G Traffic By Originating Region
Table 25: International Volte/Vo5G Traffic By Terminating Region
Table 26: End-To-End International Volte And Vo5G Traffic (Billion Minutes)
Table 27: Roaming Volte And Vo5G Traffic And Revenue
Table 28: Roaming Volte And Vo5G Traffic By Terminating Region
Table 29: Roaming Volte And Vo5G Revenue By Terminating Region (Us$ Billion)
Table 30: Int’L Sms Traffic And Revenue Routed Over Sms Hubs
Table 31: Int’L Sms Traffic Routed Over Sms Hubs By Originating Region
Table 32: Int’L Sms Revenue Routed Over Sms Hubs By Originating Region
Table 33: Roaming Sms Traffic And Revenue (Billion Sms, Us$ Million)
Table 34: Roaming Sms Traffic By Roamer Region (Billion Sms)
Table 35: Roaming Sms Revenue By Roamer Region (Us$ Million)
Table 36: Total Data Roaming Traffic And Revenue (Pb/Year, Us$ Million)
Table 37: Total Data Roaming Traffic By Roamer Region (Pb/Year)
Table 38: Total Data Roaming Revenue By Roamer Region (Us$ Million)
Table 39: Lte Data Roaming Traffic And Revenue (Pb/Year, Us$ Million)
Table 40: Lte Data Roaming Traffic By Roamer Region (Pb/Year)
Table 41: Lte Data Roaming Revenue By Roamer Region (Us$ Million)
Table 42: International Voipx Traffic And Revenue (Billion Minutes, Us$ Billion)
Table 43: International Voipx Traffic By Terminating Region (Billion Minutes)
Table 44: International Voipx Revenue By Terminating Region (Us$ Billion)
Table 45: International Voipx Traffic By Originating Region (Billion Minutes)
Table 46: Ipx Transport Traffic And Revenue (Pb/Year, Us$ Million)
Table 47: Ipx Transport Traffic By Roamer Region (Pb/Year)
Table 48: Ipx Transport Revenue By Roamer Region (Us$ Million)
Table 49: Diameter Roaming Traffic By Roamer Region (Billion Messages)

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