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Europe Wholesale Voice Carrier Market Growth to Reach $11bn by 2026

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According to the Graphical Research new growth forecast report titled Europe Wholesale Voice Carrier Market value estimated to exceed USD 11 billion by 2026. The. extensive penetration of 5G services across the region is expected to fuel the market growth. For instance, in June 2020, according to the European 5G Observatory supported by EU, the 5G commercial services reached 14 EU countries. The availability of commercial high-speed network infrastructure can benefit wholesale voice carriers with superior quality of service and extensive communication capability.

The fraud management segment is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 10% in the market from 2020 to 2026 due to increase in fraudulent wholesale voice traffic across Europe. Fraudulent carriers generate illegal traffic, generating massive bills. These high-volume invoices are charged by Communication Service Provider (CSP) partners. Such massive bills lead to interconnect partner disputes, eventually leading to delays in bill payments and settlements. Wholesale fraud not only erodes CSPs’ revenues but also impacts CSPs’ relationships with their customers.

The leased network segment held the market share of over 20% in 2019 due to the growing demand of leased network infrastructure for VoIP call termination across the region. Many telecom operators are emphasizing on leasing a part of network from regional telecom players to set up their voice termination facilities in the growing markets. The increase in market competition in the telecom industry has enabled tier-2 and tier-3 telecom operators to lease the network capacities from tier-1 operators to reduce the total cost of ownership and increase profitability.

The traditional switching segment held the market share over 60% in 2019 in the market due to the high use of traditional voice calls by subscribers in developing regions due to existing legacy infrastructure. However, traditional telephony is currently being phased out, and British Telecom (BT) has already announced plans to switch off its PSTN and ISDN networks in 2025, in favor of VoIP. With VoIP solutions now developing to be truly superior alternatives, wholesale voice solutions for VoIP will continue to gain popularity within the network core and extend to replace the traditional analogue voice circuits.

Some of the key vendors in the Europe Wholesale Voice Carrier Market include, AT&T, Inc., BCE, Inc., BICS SA (Proximus), BT Group Plc, CenturyLink, Inc., China Telecommunications Corporation, Comarch SA,  Deutsche Telekom AG, Globitel, IDT Corporation, NTT Corporation, Orange SA, Tata Communications Ltd., Telefonica SA, Telenor ASA, Telstra Corporation Ltd., Verizon Communications Inc., and Vodafone Group Plc.

The Europe 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

  • VoIP
  • Traditional Switching

The above information has been provided for the following regions and countries:

  • Europe
    • UK
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Netherlands