Wholesale Telecom Carrier Market Research Report — Global Forecast till 2032

Wholesale Telecom Carrier Market Research Report Information by Solutions (Voice Termination, SMS Messaging Services, VoIP Solutions, Data Roaming Services, International Call Services, SIP Trunking, Mobile Number Portability, Cloud Communication Services, Network Security Solutions,), By Organization Size (SMEs and Large Enterprises) By Passive Device Type (Internet Service Providers (ISPS), Mobile Network Operators (MNOs), VoIP Service Providers, Cable TV Operators, Government Agencies, Educational Institutes, Content Providers, and Other

ID: MRFR/ICT/17694-CR | 195 Pages | Author: Aarti Dhapte | February 2024         

Global Wholesale Telecom Carrier Market Overview


Wholesale Telecom Carrier Market Size was valued at USD 3,97,218.9 million in 2022. The Wholesale Telecom Carrier market industry is projected to grow from USD 4,36,775.7 Million in 2023 to USD 11,67,079.9 million by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.54% during the forecast period (2023 - 2032). The Wholesale Telecom Carrier Market is experiencing unprecedented growth driven by the increasing demand for data, cloud and digital services. Wholesale carriers is expanding to provide a variety of managed datacenter services, co-location space, and global internet connections. The market's anticipated growth is fueled by increasing demands for data, cloud, and digital services, alongside the availability of affordable tariffs and widespread communication options. key drivers include the affordable tariffs, wider availability, and cost of communication.


As per Analyst at MRFR, “Major players are focusing on innovation and strategic partnerships to capitalize on this burgeoning market, catering to diverse industries including finance, healthcare, and government sectors. The Wholesale Telecom Carrier Market is anticipated to maintain its upward trajectory, driven by the expansion of telecommunications infrastructure, customer services, and new business models.”


FIGURE 1: WHOLESALE TELECOM CARRIER MARKET SIZE 2019-2032 (USD MILLION)


WHOLESALE TELECOM CARRIER MARKET SIZE 2019-2032


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review


Wholesale Telecom Carrier Market Opportunity




  • INCREASING DEMAND FOR DATA, CLOUD AND DIGITAL SERVICES




The growth of the wholesale telecom carrier market is significantly driven by the increasing demand for data, cloud and digital services. To meet the growing demand, an influx of data in the network simply indicates that there is a market for new fibre lines, more subsea or terrestrial cables, and better networking. Likewise, more data flowing across the network indicates a greater risk and impact in the  event of a network outage. To construct more robust network infrastructure, wholesale carriers are expected to prepare for diversity, resilience, and high availability. Wholesale carriers is expanding to provide a variety of managed datacenter services, co-location space, and global internet connections. These capabilities are being expanded with cloud, network function virtualization (NFV), and software defined networking (SDN) support. They will become obsolete if they do not adapt in tandem with the digital transition. In this regard, delivering wholesale services entails sustaining a mix of physical and virtualized infrastructure, as well as managing a variety of operations. A wholesale carrier's customer anticipates using a variety of services, including access to datacenters and co-location facilities, in addition to a globally available wholesale network. This also implies that CAPEX investment is minimised as a result of infrastructure sharing. More data does not always imply more income or profitability. It does, however, provide a chance for those in a position to rebuild market positions, reimagine corporate processes, and reinvent network and service capabilities. Adoption of new technologies such as SDN or NFV is crucial for optimising CAPEX and OPEX, which aids in market competitiveness. These solutions can help wholesale carriers overcome architectural challenges and meet expanding connection demand.


Wholesale Telecom Carrier Market Platform Segment Insights


Wholesale Telecom Carrier Solution Insights


Based on Component, the Wholesale Telecom Carrier Market segmentation includesVoice Termination, SMS Messaging Services, VoIP Solutions, Data Roaming Services, International Call Services, SIP Trunking, Mobile Number Portability, Cloud Communication Services, Network Security Solutions, Interconnection Services, MPLS (Multiprotocol Label Switching) Solutions, Bandwidth on Demand, Colocation Services, Hosted PBX Services,Virtual Private Network (VPN) Services, Data Center Services, Ethernet Services, Content Delivery Network (CDN) Services, Mobile Virtual Network Enabler (MVNE) Services, International Data Services, Dark Fiber Services, Internet Exchange Point (IXP) Services, Satellite Communication Services, IoT Connectivity Solutions, Cloud Connectivity Services, Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Services, 5G Network Services, Network Monitoring and Management Services, Disaster Recovery Services, Network Consulting Services, Managed Network Services, Mobile Device Management (MDM) Solutions, Network Virtualization Services, DDoS Protection Services, Internet Transit Services, Mobile Advertising Solutions, Mobile Payment Solutions, Network Equipment Sales and Leasing, Video Conferencing Services, Unified Communications Solutions, Network Traffic Optimization, Fraud Management Solutions, Network Performance Monitoring, Software-Defined Networking (SDN) Solutions, Business Continuity Services, Blockchain-based Telecom Solutions, Wholesale Voice Trading Platforms, Network Capacity Planning, Over-the-Top (OTT) Service Solutions, Network Infrastructure Management Services, Multi-Cloud Connectivity Services, and Others. Cloud Communication Services holds the majority share in 2022, contributing around 5.3% to the market revenue.


FIGURE 2: WHOLESALE TELECOM CARRIER MARKET, BY SOLUTION, 2022 VS 2032 (USD MILLION)


WHOLESALE TELECOM CARRIER MARKET, BY SOLUTION, 2022 VS 2032


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review


Wholesale Telecom Carrier Organization Size Insights


Based on the Organization Size, the Wholesale Telecom Carrier Market segmentation is SMEs and Large Enterprises. Large Enterprises dominated the market in 2022. Large enterprises witness a surging demand for data, cloud, and digital services, reshaping business operations. Cloud solutions provide scalable data management, while digital services drive efficiency and competitiveness. The shift to remote work amplifies the need for advanced collaboration tools, accelerating the adoption of modern digital technologies in enterprise environments. Hence demand for wholesale telecom carrier is increasing in large enterprises.


Wholesale  Telecom Carrier End User Insights


Based on the End User, the Wholesale Telecom Carrier Market segmentation is Internet Service Providers (ISPS), Mobile Network Operators (MNOs), VoIP Service Providers, Cable TV Operators, Government Agencies, Educational Institutes, Content Providers, and Others. Internet Service Providers (ISPS) dominated the market in 2022. This dominance is driven by their pivotal role in providing connectivity services to end-users. ISPs act as intermediaries between users and the broader internet infrastructure, offering essential services like broadband internet access, hosting, and email. Their extensive network coverage and diverse service offerings contribute to their dominance in the wholesale telecom carrier market.


Wholesale Telecom Carrier Regional Insights


By Region, the study provides market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa and South America. In 2022, the Asia-Pacific wholesale telecom carrier market commands a significant share of the global market at approximately 40.7%. The Asia-Pacific region is leading the world in terms of the adoption of internet services. The need for wholesale telecom services is developing as a result of mobile operators' requirement to lease capacity from wholesale providers in order to meet the growing demand for network data. The demand for wholesale telecom services is rising due to the rapid expansion of the cloud computing business in the Asia Pacific region. In order to ensure that their networks are stable and quick enough to deliver their services, cloud computing providers usually turn to wholesale telecom firms. The Major Tier 1 and Tier 2 carriers are connected to Asia Telecom's Wholesale Carrier Services segment both locally and internationally.


Meanwhile, the Europe region emerges as a noteworthy contender, holding substantial market potential in 2022. The main drivers of the expansion of the wholesale telecom carrier industry in Europe are the growing Internet penetration and the growing demand for smart devices. Additionally, reduced latency, simple access to content, and the rising digital transformation of the European tourism sector are driving growth in the wholesale telecom carrier business. Regulating liability and data policy, however, is limiting commercial expansion in the region.


FIGURE 3: WHOLESALE TELECOM CARRIER MARKET SIZE, BY REGION 2022 VS 2032


WHOLESALE TELECOM CARRIER MARKET SIZE, BY REGION 2022 VS 2032


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review


Wholesale Telecom Carrier Key Market Players & Competitive Insights


The Wholesale Telecom Carrier Market is characterized by the presence of many global, regional, and local vendors. The market is highly competitive, with all the players competing to gain maximum market share. Intense competition, frequent changes in government policies, and regulations are key factors that impact market growth. The vendors compete based on cost, product quality, reliability, and aftermarket services. The vendors must provide cost-efficient and high-quality identity & access management solutions to sustain their presence in an intensely competitive market environment.


Key Companies in the Wholesale Telecom Carrier market include.



  • Verizon Communications Inc

  • AT&T Inc

  • T-Mobile USA, Inc.

  • Orange

  • Deutsche Telekom

  • Telefónica, S.A.

  • Singtel

  • NTT Comminications

  • BT Wholesale

  • Rogers Communications

  • Swisscom

  • A1 Group

  • KDDI Corporation

  • Saudi Telecom Company.


Wholesale Telecom Carrier Industry Developments



  • In July 2023, Wholesale provider Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier has announced the launch of a new Point-of-Presence (PoP) in Miami, Florida, hosted within Equinix's data center. The PoP, hosted within the renowned Equinix data centre, offers bandwidths of 1/10/100 gigabits per second (n x 1, n x 10, n x 100 Gbps). According to the official statement, this expansion aims to strengthen Deutsche Telekom's global IPX and IP network footprint.

  • In November 2023, LotusFlare has recently announced that it has in strategic technology relationship with T-Mobile to deliver additional business and technical capabilities to T-Mobile wholesale customers using LotusFlare Digital Network Operator® Cloud (DNO™ Cloud).

  • In May 2023, UK broadband provider Onestream has announced that it has signed a strategic agreement with BT Wholesale, under which it will be able to offer customers connections through BT's FTTP and single SoGEA network.


Wholesale Telecom Carrier Market Segmentation


Wholesale Telecom Carrier Solution Outlook



  • Voice Termination

  • SMS Messaging Services

  • VoIP Solutions

  • Data Roaming Services

  • International Call Services

  • SIP Trunking

  • Mobile Number Portability

  • Cloud Communication Services

  • Network Security Solutions

  • Interconnection Services

  • MPLS (Multiprotocol Label Switching) Solutions

  • Bandwidth on Demand

  • Colocation Services

  • Hosted PBX Services

  • Virtual Private Network (VPN) Services

  • Data Center Services

  • Ethernet Services

  • Content Delivery Network (CDN) Services

  • Mobile Virtual Network Enabler (MVNE) Services

  • International Data Services

  • Dark Fiber Services

  • Internet Exchange Point (IXP) Services

  • Satellite Communication Services

  • IoT Connectivity Solutions

  • Cloud Connectivity Services

  • Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Services

  • 5G Network Services

  • Network Monitoring and Management Services

  • Disaster Recovery Services

  • Network Consulting Services

  • Managed Network Services

  • Mobile Device Management (MDM) Solutions

  • Network Virtualization Services

  • DDoS Protection Services

  • Internet Transit Services

  • Mobile Advertising Solutions

  • Mobile Payment Solutions

  • Network Equipment Sales and Leasing

  • Video Conferencing Services

  • Unified Communications Solutions

  • Network Traffic Optimization

  • Fraud Management Solutions

  • Network Performance Monitoring

  • Software-Defined Networking (SDN) Solutions

  • Business Continuity Services

  • Blockchain-based Telecom Solutions

  • Wholesale Voice Trading Platforms

  • Network Capacity Planning

  • Over-the-Top (OTT) Service Solutions

  • Network Infrastructure Management Services

  • Multi-Cloud Connectivity Services

  • Others


Wholesale Telecom Carrier Organization Size Outlook



  • SMEs

  • Large Enterprises


Wholesale Telecom Carrier End User Outlook



  • Internet Service Providers (ISPS)

  • Mobile Network Operators (MNOs)

  • VoIP Service Providers

  • Cable TV Operators

  • Government Agencies

  • Educational Institutes

  • Content Providers

  • Others


Wholesale Telecom Carrier Market Regional Outlook



  • North America

    • US

    • Canada

    • Mexico



  • Europe

    • Germany

    • UK

    • France

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe



  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • India

    • Japan

    • South Korea

    • Rest of Asia Pacific



  • Middle East and Africa

    • Saudi Arabia

    • UAE

    • South Africa

    • Rest of Middle East & Africa



  • South America

    • Brazil

    • Argentina

    • Rest of Middle East & Africa



Report Scope:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2022 USD 3,97,218.9 million
Market Size 2023 USD 4,36,775.7 million
Market Size 2032 USD 11,67,079.9 million
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 11.54% (2023-2032)
Base Year 2022
Market Forecast Period 2023-2032
Historical Data 2019- 2022
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Million)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Solution, Organization Size, End-User and Region
Geographies Covered Europe, North America, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa, and South America.
Countries Covered U.S. Canada Mexico Germany UK France Italy Spain China India Japan South Korea Saudi Arabia UAE South Africa Brazil Argentina And Others.
Key Companies Profiled AT&T, Verizon, China Mobile, Deutsche Telecom, NTT Telecommunication, and Others.
Key Market Opportunities ·       Innovation in voice and data wholesale ·       Increasing process automation
Key Market Dynamics ·       Increasing demand for data, cloud and digital services ·       Affordable tariffs, wider availability, and cost of communication




Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The Wholesale Telecom Carrier Market size is expected to be valued at USD 3,97,218.9 Million in 2022.

The global market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 11.54% during the forecast period, 2023-2032.

Asia-Pacific had the largest share of the global market.

The key players in the market are AT&T, Verizon, China Mobile, Deutsche Telecom, and NTT Telecommunication.

The Cloud Communication Services dominated the market in 2022.

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