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Ovum's annual analysis shows that wholesale revenues in Europe grew slightly during 2014–15. Increased revenues from wholesaling non-voice services more than compensated for the dip in revenues from wholesaling fixed and mobile voice traffic.


  • The European wholesale market was worth €40.5bn ($44.9bn) in 2015, up just 1.3% from the 2014 figure of €40.0bn ($53.0bn).

Features and Benefits

  • Estimates the size of the European wholesale market based on analysis of the reported revenues of the 28 leading players.
  • Analyzes the leading wholesalers' changing revenues from each of the three wholesale market sectors: fixed voice, fixed non-voice, and mobile.

Key questions answered

  • How did leading European wholesalers' revenues change between 2014 and 2015, and why?
  • Which were the leading and lagging providers of wholesale services in each sector across Europe, and why?
  • How has the balance of European wholesale revenues in each of the three major sectors changed since 2003?

Table of contents


  • In brief
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages
  • Recommendations for European wholesalers

European wholesale market

  • Overall market size
  • European wholesale players’ dependence on market sectors compared
  • European wholesale market trends
  • Strengths and weaknesses of the Big Five European wholesalers

European wholesale voice sector

  • Wholesale fixed voice sector in 2015
  • Changes in the European wholesale fixed voice sector in 2014–15

European wholesale non-voice sector

  • Wholesale fixed non-voice sector in 2015
  • Changes in the European wholesale fixed non-voice sector in 2014–15

European mobile wholesale sector

  • Mobile wholesale sector in 2015
  • Changes in the European mobile wholesale sector in 2014–15

Changes in the European wholesale market since 2003

  • How wholesale revenue streams have changed


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

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