53 Pages
May 2021


Research Highlights:

  • Wholesale Roaming Trends & Market Status
  • Operator Roaming Requirements, Challenges, Innovation & Investment Priorities: Q1 2021 Survey
  • Inbound Roaming Traffic & Wholesale Revenue Forecasts
  • Wholesale Roaming Vendor Analysis & Kaleido Scores

This research is by far the most exhaustive and in-depth study into wholesale roaming strategies, based on a research agenda carefully set following a series of discussions with the MNO, MVNO and roaming vendor community. The primary aim of this research is to help all stakeholders understand the wholesale roaming sector trends, traffic/revenue growth, strength of wholesale roaming vendors and MNO priorities and requirements.

The study was carried out by Kaleido’s expert team over 10 weeks. Through in-depth primary and secondary research, including over 50 interviews with roaming vendors and the MNO/MVNO community, the research gives a clear insight into key roaming sectors, including:

  • Roaming Analytics & Value-Added Services
  • Data & Financial Clearing
  • IPX Data Roaming
  • Roaming Hubs
  • Sponsored Roaming
  • Steering of Roaming
  • Fraud Management & Security

The research is ideal for stakeholders wishing to explore and capitalise on the wholesale roaming opportunity. It will enable readers to mould roaming product and service lines, quantify the returns expected from roaming, map the vendor landscape, and understand the operator needs.

This research is available for purchase. Members will be able to access the research directly.

For more information on accessing this research, or having membership access, please contact [email protected]

Readers will receive the following insights:

  • Market Analysis: A concise and in-depth analysis of key market movements and trends which will shape wholesale roaming in  the future. This includes, but is not limited to, IOT charges, 5G roaming adoption, VoLTE roaming progress, IoT roaming investments, blockchain in roaming, the importance of roaming analytics, and fraud prevention.
  • MNO Strategies: Kaleido Intelligence conducted an operator survey in April 2021 to understand the evolving economics of wholesale roaming, as well as the key challenges, priorities, 2021 roaming investments and consequently, operators’ technical requirements. Around 51 respondents from Tier 1 mobile operators around the world were interviewed. Questions available on request from Kaleido.
  • Market Data & Forecasts: Exhaustive market forecasts are provided for roaming usage, including traffic and wholesale revenues, provided by roaming service type (SMS, Voice & Data) for all global regions. Learn how roaming revenues and usage has evolved to date and how it may evolve over the next few years.
  • Competitive Assessment: A comprehensive assessment of all roaming vendors, which delivers an unrivalled view on which vendors are best suited to deliver specific roaming solutions. It provides a summary of vendors’ service offerings, capabilities and other portfolio offerings. Separate individual profiles, vendor assessment and sector scoring are available in Kaleido Intelligence’s Vendor Hub.

The PDF report provides market data at a global and regional level for the following metrics:

  • Travel & Cellular M2M Device Growth
  • Inbound Roaming Traffic: Consumer Mobile & IoT
  • Wholesale Roaming Revenues: Consumer Mobile & IoT

Clients with access to our Data Hub will receive full metrics, including forecasts for 60+ global markets. Members will be able to access the research directly.

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Historical Data

2016 – 2020


2021 – 2026

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Report Author

Nitin Bhas
Chief of Strategy & Insights
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