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


  • Revenue from national backbone services is growing fast, driven by ever-increasing demand to access content from consumers and enterprises. Wholesale revenues are growing even faster as market forces demand that services are delivered as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.
  • The decline in wholesale revenue between 2016 and 2021 will happen at different rates in different regions and countries, primarily dependent on the demand drivers. However, the wholesale share of the total market is increasing globally.

Features and Benefits

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

Key questions answered

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

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: Wholesale National Backbone Market Outlook: 2016–21

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