Wednesday, 19 December 2018

International voice traffic to decline by 15% over the next 5 years

Isabelle Paradis HOT TELECOM for The Total Telecom Network
Monday 01 October 18

In our recently published report which discusses the future of international carriers (Addressing the wholesale paradox through digital transformation), we find that international voice traffic declined for the first time by almost 2% in 2017 with revenue dropping by a steeper 4% in the same timeframe. As this trend is forecasted to accelerate, with international voice traffic expected to decline by 15% over the next 5 years, wholesalers can only expect more pressure on traffic, revenue, margins. Most wholesalers are already suffering from increased competition for the shrinking minute pie and things will only get worse before the market consolidates and things start to improve for the wholesalers who remain. When we look at the traffic declared by each of the top wholesalers, we see these warning signs. Almost all the top 20 wholesalers transported less wholesale traffic in 2017…

In our recently published report which discusses the future of international carriers (Addressing the wholesale paradox through digital transformation), we find that international voice traffic declined for the first time by almost 2% in 2017 with revenue dropping by a steeper 4% in the same timeframe. As this trend is forecasted to accelerate, with international voice traffic expected to decline by 15% over the next 5 years, wholesalers can only expect more pressure on traffic, revenue, margins. Most wholesalers are already suffering from increased competition for the shrinking minute pie and things will only get worse before the market consolidates and things start to improve for the wholesalers who remain. When we look at the traffic declared by each of the top wholesalers, we see these warning signs. Almost all the top 20 wholesalers transported less wholesale traffic in 2017…

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