The Future of International Carriers 2018: Addressing the Wholesale Paradox through Digital Transformation –

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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 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.

The objectives of this report are to:


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  • 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

Key Topics Covered

Executive Summary


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

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