Overview

This third 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 2020 for voice (International, wholesale, VoLTE), messaging, data roaming and IPX services (voice, data and Diameter signaling).

Through the course of this 89-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.

Price: US$2,000
Format: pdf
Number of pages: 89
Publishing date: May 2017

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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.

 


Table of Content

Executive Summary

Introduction

The 6th wave and the perfect storms
     The 6th wave
     The trigger of the telecom transformation

The Future of Wholesale
     Service evolution
     Customer evolution
     Business model evolution 
     Technology evolution
     Ecosystem evolution   

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

The Future of Voice
     International voice traffic and revenue  
     Wholesale voice traffic and revenue   
     International Voice over LTE 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 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: EVOLUTIONS GENERATED BY THE 6TH WAVE
TABLE 2: WHOLESALE BUSINESS EVOLUTIONS
TABLE 3: FIXED AND MOBILE SUBSCRIBERS (MILLION)
TABLE 4: FIXED SUBSCRIBERS BY REGION (MILLION)
TABLE 5: MOBILE SUBSCRIBERS BY REGION (MILLION)
TABLE 6: LTE SUBSCRIBERS BY REGION (MILLION)
TABLE 7: VOLTE SUBSCRIBERS BY REGION (MILLION)
TABLE 8: SMARTPHONE SUBSCRIBERS BY REGION (MILLION)
TABLE 9: TOTAL ROAMING TRIPS MADE BY MOBILE OWNERS BY REGION (MILLION/YEAR) 
TABLE 10: ACTIVE VOICE ROAMING TRIPS MADE BY ROAMERS REGION (MILLION/YEAR)
TABLE 11: ACTIVE DATA ROAMING TRIPS MADE BY ROAMERS REGION (MILLION/YEAR)
TABLE 12: INTERNATIONAL VOICE TRAFFIC AND REVENUE (BILLION MINUTES, US$ BILLION)
TABLE 13: INTERNATIONAL VOICE TRAFFIC BY TERMINATING REGION (BILLION MINUTES)
TABLE 14: INTERNATIONAL VOICE REVENUE BY TERMINATING REGION (US$ BILLION)
TABLE 15: INTERNATIONAL VOICE TRAFFIC BY ORIGINATING REGION (BILLION MINUTES)
TABLE 16: INTERNATIONAL VOICE INBOUND/OUTBOUND TRAFFIC RATIOS 
TABLE 17: INTERNATIONAL WHOLESALE VOICE TRAFFIC AND REVENUE   
TABLE 18: INTERNATIONAL WHOLESALE VOICE TRAFFIC BY TERMINATING REGION           
TABLE 19: INTERNATIONAL WHOLESALE VOICE REVENUE BY TERMINATING REGION         
TABLE 20: INTERNATIONAL WHOLESALE VOICE TRAFFIC BY ORIGINATING REGION           
TABLE 21: INTERNATIONAL WHOLESALE VOICE INBOUND/OUTBOUND TRAFFIC RATIOS      
TABLE 22: INTERNATIONAL VOLTE TRAFFIC (BILLION MINUTES)    
TABLE 23: INTERNATIONAL VOLTE TRAFFIC BY ORIGINATING REGION (BILLION MINUTES) 
TABLE 24: INTERNATIONAL VOLTE TRAFFIC BY TERMINATING REGION (BILLION MINUTES) 
TABLE 25: END-TO-END INTERNATIONAL VOLTE TRAFFIC (BILLION MINUTES)         
TABLE 26: ROAMING VOLTE TRAFFIC AND REVENUE (BILLION MINUTES, US$ BILLION)       
TABLE 27: ROAMING VOLTE TRAFFIC BY TERMINATING REGION (MILLION MINUTES)          
TABLE 28: ROAMING VOLTE REVENUE BY TERMINATING REGION (US$ MILLION)   
TABLE 29: INTERNATIONAL SMS TRAFFIC AND REVENUE ROUTED ON WHOLESALE
TABLE 30: INTERNATIONAL SMS TRAFFIC BY TERMINATING REGION (BILLION SMS)           
TABLE 31: INTERNATIONAL SMS REVENUE BY TERMINATING REGION (US$ MILLION)         
TABLE 32: ROAMING SMS TRAFFIC AND REVENUE (BILLION SMS, US$ MILLION)    
TABLE 33: ROAMING SMS TRAFFIC BY TERMINATING REGION (BILLION SMS)        
TABLE 34: ROAMING SMS REVENUE BY TERMINATING REGION (US$ MILLION)       
TABLE 35: TOTAL DATA ROAMING TRAFFIC AND REVENUE (TB/YEAR, US$ MILLION)           
TABLE 36: TOTAL DATA ROAMING TRAFFIC BY ROAMER REGION (TB/YEAR)          
TABLE 37: TOTAL DATA ROAMING REVENUE BY ROAMER REGION (US$ MILLION)  
TABLE 38: LTE DATA ROAMING TRAFFIC AND REVENUE (TB/YEAR, US$ MILLION)   
TABLE 39: LTE DATA ROAMING TRAFFIC BY ROAMER REGION (TB/YEAR)  
TABLE 40: LTE DATA ROAMING REVENUE BY ROAMER REGION (US$ MILLION)      
TABLE 41: INTERNATIONAL VOIPX TRAFFIC AND REVENUE (BILLION MINUTES, US$ BILLION)          
TABLE 42: INTERNATIONAL VOIPX TRAFFIC BY TERMINATING REGION (BILLION MINUTES) 
TABLE 43: INTERNATIONAL VOIPX REVENUE BY TERMINATING REGION (US$ BILLION)       
TABLE 44: INTERNATIONAL VOIPX TRAFFIC BY ORIGINATING REGION (BILLION MINUTES)  
TABLE 45: IPX TRANSPORT TRAFFIC AND REVENUE (TB/YEAR, US$ MILLION)        
TABLE 46: IPX TRANSPORT TRAFFIC BY ROAMER REGION (TB/YEAR)        
TABLE 47: IPX TRANSPORT REVENUE BY ROAMER REGION (US$ MILLION)
TABLE 48: DIAMETER ROAMING TRAFFIC BY ROAMER REGION (BILLION MESSAGES)