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This report provides an overview of total European wholesale revenues and the shares of the leading players in 2015 and 2016.


  • The leading players in the European market saw their wholesale revenues fall between 2015 and 2016, largely due to the decline in the British pound against the euro.
  • The same five European incumbents continue to dominate the European wholesale market, accounting for nearly half of all revenues.

Features and Benefits

  • Estimates the size of the European wholesale market based on analysis of the reported revenues of the 33 leading players.
  • Identifies leading wholesale providers in Europe in 2015 and 2016 based on their revenues and analyzes changes in their market shares.
  • Reports how revenues are changing in each of the European wholesale telecoms market sectors (fixed voice, fixed non-voice, and mobile wholesale).

Key questions answered

  • How large was the total European wholesale market in 2016 and what was the share of each of the leading 33 players?
  • How did the revenues of leading players in the European wholesale market change between 2015 and 2016, and why?
  • How have the shares of leading players in the European wholesale market changed since 2003?

Table of contents


  • In brief
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages

European wholesale market

  • Overall market size
  • The top players and their market shares

Wholesale market leaders

  • Highest European wholesale revenues
  • Dependency on wholesale revenues

What has changed?

  • Changes in the European wholesale market sectors
  • Changes in the European wholesale market since 2003


  • Scope
  • Methodology
  • Exchange rates used
  • Further reading
  • Author

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