According to the Graphical Research new growth forecast report titled “APAC Wholesale Voice Carrier Market Size By Service (Voice Termination, Interconnect Billing, Fraud Management), By Transmission Network (Owned Network, Leased Network), By Technology (VoIP, Traditional Switching)”, Estimated To Exceed USD 7 Billion By 2026.
The APAC wholesale voice carrier market growth is attributed to the extensive proliferation of smartphones and growing number of mobile subscribers across the region. According to GSMA Intelligence’s Mobile Economy 2020 report, in 2019, there were 1,202.7 million unique mobile subscribers in Greater China. The large volume of subscribers has led to a significant increase in voice traffic, driving enterprises to adopt wholesale voice services. The increase in voice traffic is enabling the demand for advanced network infrastructure, and regional companies are focusing on addressing the requirements.
In APAC, the fraud management segment is estimated to witness a growth rate of around 12% CAGR between 2020 and 2026, triggered by increasing telecom fraud in the region. In 2019, Trend Micro, a Japanese cybersecurity firm, estimated the annual cost of telecommunications subscription fraud to reach up to more than USD 12 billion, which could go as high as between 3% and 10% of the operators’ gross revenues. The importance of fraud management solutions for monitoring wholesale voice carrier services becomes paramount to ensure reduced losses.
The owned network segment accounted for over 70% market share in the APAC market in 2019. Major telecom operators across the region are focusing on expansion of their telecom infrastructure and are investing heavily in upscaling their network backbone to handle the increasing demand for voice traffic, triggered specifically by VoIP. For instance, Bharati Airtel added more than 8,000 new sites in 2019, along with an addition of more than 4,200 kms of optic fiber in India.
The VoIP segment is expected to grow at a CAGR above 12% from 2020 to 2026, attributed to the high cost savings offered by VoIP technologies. Compared to legacy telephony solutions, a typical VoIP system can result in cost savings up to approximately 20% to 30% for enterprises. With VoIP, domestic long-distance calls are very cheap, whereas international calls cost less compared to traditional circuit-switched telephone networks.
Wholesale voice carrier vendors are partnering with technology providers to improve their service offerings and gain a market share. For instance, Singtel, a telecom provider in Singapore, has partnered with multiple enterprises including Bharti Airtel and Cisco to offer a wide range of services to its enterprise customers.
Some of the key vendors in the APAC wholesale voice carrier market include Alepo, AT&T, Inc., Bharti Airtel Ltd., BICS SA, BT Group Plc, CenturyLink, Inc., China Telecommunications Corporation, CITIC Telecom International Holdings Limited, Comarch SA, Deutsche Telekom AG, Emirates Telecommunication Group Company PJSC (Etisalat), Globitel, IDT Corporation, NTT Corporation, Orange SA, Singapore Telecommunications Limited, Sprint (T-Mobile), Tata Communications Ltd., Telenor ASA, Telstra Corporation Ltd., Verizon Communications Inc., and Vodafone Group Plc.
The APAC wholesale voice carrier market research report includes an in-depth coverage of the industry, with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD billion from 2019 to 2025, for the following segments:
Market Share, By Service
- Voice Termination
- Interconnect Billing
- Fraud Management
Market Size, By Transmission Network
- Owned Network
- Leased Network
Market Trends, By Technology
- Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)
- Traditional Switching
The above information has been provided for the following regions and countries:
- Asia Pacific
- South Korea
- Australia & New Zealand (ANZ)