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Global outbound roaming revenues are forecast to increase in all regions through 2020, driven by growth in roaming data revenues. Patterns vary depending on factors such as regulation, pricing, and roaming bundle availability.


  • Global outbound roaming revenue will grow at a 1.3% CAGR between 2015 and 2020. Today new offers are making roaming easier in all markets, and we expect this trend to continue, further driving roaming traffic and revenues. We are projecting roaming revenue to grow as early as 2016 and 2017 in most regions.
  • Global outbound roaming traffic will increase through 2020. Traffic growth will be fueled by growth in mobile data and voice usage, though SMS traffic is expected to decline across all regions due to OTT cannibalization.

Features and Benefits

  • Gives market insight into the outbound roaming market for 19 markets and eight regions for roaming traffic, revenue, and roaming trips for business and consumer travelers.
  • Offers readers a good understanding of the current market dynamics and how these will evolve through 2020.
  • Allows comparisons and benchmarking across countries and regions for traffic, revenues, and roaming trips.

Key questions answered

  • How will the outbound roaming market develop in the next five years? What will be the drivers and inhibitors of growth?
  • How do different markets compare in terms of roaming bundles introduced by operators and adoption by consumers?
  • How will the implementation of the "zero roaming" regulation impact European operators' roaming revenue?

Table of contents


  • Download 1: Mobile Roaming Forecast: 2015–20

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