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Introduction

Ovum's annual analysis of the size of the European wholesale market shows that total wholesale revenues grew between 2014 and 2015, despite the continued decline in wholesale voice revenues.

Highlights

  • The leading players in the European market saw their wholesale and retail revenues increase between 2014 and 2015 despite continued European economic uncertainty and commoditization of wholesale voice services.
  • The largest 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 28 leading players.
  • Identifies leading wholesale providers in Europe in 2014 and 2015 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 2015 and what was the share of each of the leading 28 players?
  • How did the revenues of leading players in the European wholesale market change between 2014 and 2015, and why?
  • How have the shares of leading players in the European wholesale market changed since 2003?

Table of contents

Summary

  • In brief
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages

European wholesale market

  • Overall market size
  • The top players and their shares

Wholesale market leaders

  • Highest European wholesale revenues
  • Dependency on wholesale revenues

What has changed?

  • Changes in the European wholesale market between 2014 and 2015
  • Changes in the European wholesale market since 2003

Appendix

  • Scope
  • Methodology
  • Average exchange rates into euros
  • Further reading
  • Author

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