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Ovum's annual analysis of the European wholesale market, based on the revenues of leading players, demonstrates that wholesalers must do more to counter declines in wholesale voice revenues by improving their portfolios of higher-margin non-voice services.


  • The European wholesale market was worth $46.5bn in 2013, down just 0.3% from the 2012 total of $46.7bn.

Features and Benefits

  • Estimates the size of the European wholesale market based on analysis of the reported revenues of the 30 leading players.
  • Analyzes the leading wholesalers' changing revenues from each of the three wholesale market sectors (fixed voice, fixed non-voice, and mobile wholesale).
  • Reports how European wholesale market revenues have changed from 2003 to 2013.

Key questions answered

  • How did leading European wholesalers' revenues change between 2012 and 2013, and why?
  • Which were the leading and lagging providers of wholesale services in each sector across Europe, and why?
  • How has the balance of European wholesale revenues in each of the three major sectors changed since 2003?

Table of contents


  • In brief
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages
  • Recommendations for European wholesalers

European wholesale market

  • Overall market size
  • European wholesale players’ dependence on market sectors compared
  • European wholesale market trends
  • Strengths and weaknesses of the Big Five European wholesalers

European wholesale voice sector

  • Wholesale fixed voice sector in 2013
  • Changes in the European wholesale fixed voice sector in 2012–13

European wholesale non-voice sector

  • Wholesale fixed non-voice sector in 2013
  • Changes in the European wholesale fixed non-voice sector in 2012–13

European mobile wholesale sector

  • Mobile wholesale sector in 2013
  • Changes in the European mobile wholesale sector in 2012–13


  • Scope
  • Methodology
  • Average exchange rates into US dollars
  • Further reading
  • Author

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