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In one of six reports providing detailed analysis from Ovum's Global Wholesale Market Forecast 2016–21, we detail the growth of wholesale international backbone revenues. We identify the global trends and insights, together with national examples.


  • Revenue from international backbone services is the fastest growing of all wholesale service groupings as a result of exponential growth in the demand for content and data across national borders. As a result, wholesale revenues are growing fast to keep up with demand and to deliver cost-effective connectivity to increasingly diverse locations.
  • The growth in wholesale revenue between 2016 and 2021 will happen at different rates in different regions and countries with growth coming fastest from new content-rich locations, which will challenge the dominance of the US in the international backbone market.

Features and Benefits

  • Identifies the growth rates of wholesale international backbone revenues and analyzes the underlying trends that impact them.
  • Identifies leading countries for wholesale international backbone services and their role in their regions and the global market.

Key questions answered

  • How will wholesale international backbone revenues change over the next five years?
  • What market features and factors influence the change in wholesale international backbone revenues predicted over the next five years?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Wholesale International Backbone Market Outlook: 2016–21

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