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Ovum's annual analysis of the size of the European wholesale market shows that total wholesale revenues stabilized between 2012 and 2013, although wholesale voice revenues continued to decline.


  • The leading players in the European market saw ther retail revenues fall more than their wholesale revenues. This demonstrated the dependence of complex retail communications services on enabling services purchased wholesale.
  • The largest five European incumbents continue to dominate the European wholesale market, accounting for over half of all revenues.

Features and Benefits

  • Estimates the size of the European wholesale market based on analysis of the reported revenues of the 30 leading players.
  • Reports how revenues are changing in each of the European wholesale telecoms market sectors (fixed voice, fixed non-voice, and mobile wholesale).
  • Identifies leading wholesale providers in Europe in 2012 and 2013 based on their revenues and analyzes changes in their market shares.

Key questions answered

  • How large was the total European wholesale market in 2013 and what was the share of each of the leading 30 players?
  • How did the revenues of leading players in the European wholesale market change between 2012 and 2013, 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 30 players and their shares

Wholesale market leaders

  • Highest European wholesale revenues
  • Greatest dependency on wholesale revenues

What has changed?

  • Changes in the European wholesale market between 2012 and 2013
  • Changes in the European wholesale market since 2003


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

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