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This report presents a quantitative analysis to establish which wholesale providers are defining the market for international IP services, which have the scale and wholesale focus to challenge, and which are destined to follow.


  • Our comparative analysis of 12 international wholesalers identifies Tata Communications as a pioneer in the market for international IP services; three other groups of carriers are at different levels of readiness to benefit from the continued IP transition.
  • The research identifies scale, service portfolio, and strategic focus on wholesale as the three categories of criteria by which international wholesalers can be compared.

Features and Benefits

  • Identifies the criteria by which the readiness of international carriers to benfit from the IP transition can be compared.
  • Analyzes the relative strengths of 12 carriers against set criteria to identify the pioneer of international IP wholesale and interconnection.

Key questions answered

  • Which companies are leading the transition of the international wholesale market to all IP and why?
  • How is the IP transition changing the balance of carriers in the international wholesale market?
  • How can the relative readiness of different carriers for an all-IP world be measured?

Table of contents


  • In a nutshell
  • Key findings
  • Recommendations

Comparative analysis structure

  • Objectives and assumptions
  • Methodology
  • Inclusion criteria

Results and conclusions

  • Overall rating


  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author

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