Wholesale Telecom Market Research Report鈥擥lobal Forecast till 2032

Wholesale Telecom Market Research Report Information By Service Type (Data & Internet Services, Voice & Messaging Services and Others), By Operator Type (Domestic and International), By End User (Telecom Operators/Carriers, Internet Service Providers (ISPs), and Content Providers), And By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, And Rest Of The World) 鈥揗arket Forecast Till 2032

ID: MRFR/ICT/10675-HCR | 128 Pages | Author: Ankit Gupta | October 2023         

Global Wholesale Telecom Market Overview

Wholesale Telecom Market Size was valued at USD 383.0 billion in 2022. The Wholesale Telecom market industry is projected to grow from USD 410.0 Billion in 2023 to USD 913.6 billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.3% during the forecast period (2023 - 2032). Growth in international voice traffic and data service has become increasingly commoditized are the key market drivers boosting the growth of the Wholesale Telecom market.  


FIGURE 1: WHOLESALE TELECOM MARKET SIZE 2018-2032 (USD BILLION)


WHOLESALE TELECOM MARKET SIZE 2018-2032


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


Wholesale Telecom Market Trends




  • Growing number of wholesalers are adopting cloud-native software is expected to drive market growth.




An increasing number of wholesalers use standards-based APIs from the TM Forum and MEF and cloud-native technologies from businesses like Salesforce. These assist wholesalers in automating intricate business procedures amongst service providers to increase sales effectiveness, shorten time to market, and streamline customer support. When demand changes, wholesalers frequently need to be able to scale their operations swiftly up or down. This is made simple by cloud-native software, which enables wholesalers to add or withdraw capacity as necessary. Microservices, compact, autonomous components that can be created and deployed fast, are used to build cloud-native applications. Because of this, wholesalers can test out fresh concepts and launch new products more rapidly. Typically spread over numerous servers, cloud-native software is more robust to disruptions. The other servers can keep running uninterrupted even if one server crashes. Thanks to cloud-native software, wholesale telecom providers may rapidly expand their operations to meet fluctuating demand and introduce new services and features. This is crucial in a sector like telecoms that is changing quickly. It is housed in a secure data center and is often patched with security updates; cloud-native software is generally safer than traditional software. Since they deal with private consumer information, wholesale telecom companies should take note of this.


Wholesale Telecom Market Platform Segment Insights


Wholesale Telecom Service Type Insights


Based on Service Types, the Wholesale Telecom Market segmentation includes data & internet services, voice & messaging services and others. The data & internet services held the majority share in 2022, contributing around ~43% to the market revenue. One of the main factors propelling expansion in the wholesale telecom industry is the rising demand for data and internet services. Wholesale telecom providers are well-positioned to profit from this demand as more and more people and organizations rely on the Internet for everything from communication to entertainment. Also In recent years, the popularity of Over-The-Top (OTT) platforms like Netflix, YouTube, and other video streaming services has skyrocketed. These services need strong content delivery networks (CDNs) and high-bandwidth connections to enable seamless streaming and speedy material access. The provision of the network capacity and infrastructure required to enable these bandwidth-intensive applications is mostly the responsibility of wholesale telecom carriers. For instance, CenturyLink provides organizations with cloud computing services via its CloudLink platform.


Figure1: Wholesale Telecom Market, by Service Type, 2022 & 2032 (USD Billion)


Wholesale Telecom Market, by Service Type, 2022 & 2032


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


Wholesale Telecom Operator Type Insights


Based on the Operator Type, the Wholesale Telecom Market segmentation is domestic and international. International dominated the market in 2022. There are several ways that wholesale telecom is increasing international services. First, as consumers and companies grow increasingly globally connected, they must be able to communicate and work together with individuals and organizations in different nations. Due to this, there is an increased need for global phone and data services, which wholesale telecom companies can provide. Additionally, developing new technologies like 5G and artificial intelligence presents wholesale telecom providers with new prospects on the global market. These technologies may be utilized to develop new services that cater to the demands of businesses and customers in a globalized environment while also enhancing the quality and dependability of international services.


Wholesale Telecom End User Insights


Based on End Users, the Wholesale Telecom Market segmentation includes telecom operators/carriers, internet service providers (ISPs), and content providers. The telecom operators/carriers held around 45% share in 2022. This is because telecom operators and carriers must offer various services to their consumers, including voice, data, and roaming, and have a rising need for wholesale telecom services. Internet service providers (ISPs) and content providers are two examples of businesses that telecom operators and carriers collaborate with. Through these alliances, they may access a bigger market and provide their clients with a greater variety of services. Telecom providers/carriers are investing significantly in cutting-edge technology, including fiber optic networks and 5G. These technologies are necessary to deliver the high-speed, dependable connection consumers and companies want.


Wholesale Telecom Regional Insights


By Region, the study provides market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World. The North America wholesale telecom market accounted for ~42% in 2022. Data services are in high demand due to the proliferation of smartphones and other linked devices. As a result, wholesale telecom providers can now deliver data services to customers and enterprises at a cheaper cost than traditional telecom carriers, and cellular technology known as 5G is the next generation and provides substantially faster speeds and reduced latency than 4G. As a result, 5G is perfect for many uses, including streaming video, gaming, and remote work. The deployment of 5G in North America is anticipated to increase demand for wholesale telecom.


Figure2: WHOLESALE TELECOM MARKET SIZE BY REGION 2022&2032


WHOLESALE TELECOM MARKET SIZE BY REGION 2022&2032


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


Further, the major countries studied in the market report are the U.S., Canada, Germany, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil.


Asia-Pacific Wholesale Telecom market accounts for the second-largest market share. In terms of global adoption of mobile internet, the Asia-Pacific region is in the lead. The necessity for mobile operators to lease capacity from wholesale providers to fulfill the rising demand for mobile data is increasing demand for wholesale telecom services. The Asia Pacific region's market for cloud computing is expanding quickly, increasing demand for wholesale telecom services. Cloud computing providers frequently resort to wholesale telecom companies for their networks to be dependable and fast enough to supply their services.


The Europe Wholesale Telecom Market is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR between 2022 and 2032. One of the most developed telecommunications markets in the world is in Europe, and demand for data services like mobile internet and cloud computing is rising. The Europe region's market for cloud computing is expanding quickly, which is increasing demand for wholesale telecom services. For their networks to be dependable and fast enough to supply their services, cloud computing providers frequently resort to wholesale telecom companies.


Wholesale Telecom Key Market Players& Competitive Insights


With a strong presence across different verticals and geographies, the wholesale telecom market is highly competitive and dominated by established, pure-play vendors. Over 20 vendors cater to this market, and they continually innovate their solutions to meet the evolving needs of businesses by adopting new technologies. These vendors have a robust geographic footprint and partner ecosystem to cater to diverse customer segments. The Wholesale Telecom market is highly competitive, with many vendors offering similar products and services.


TM Global is the leading player. The goal of TM Global's strategy is to become the chosen wholesale partner for businesses and communication service providers worldwide. Due to its dedication to innovation, strong customer focus, and wide network of partners, the firm is in a good position to accomplish this objective.


The Wholesale Telecom Market is consolidated, increasing competition, acquisitions, mergers, and other strategic market developments and decisions to improve operational effectiveness.


Key Companies in the Wholesale Telecom market include



  • TM Global

  • Orange Wholesale

  • Etisalat

  • Ar Telecom

  • IMAX TELECOM

  • 9Planets Tech Services

  • One Carrier

  • Sai Deekshita.

  • Digital Talk Solution Ltd

  • G4ORCE TELECOM

  • Ashan Telecom HK) Ltd

  • Voiped Telecom

  • GQ TELECOM

  • iVoco

  • SVM Telecom


Wholesale Telecom Industry Developments



  • In June 2023, Palo Alto Networks (NASDAQ: PANW), the world leader in cybersecurity, has partnered with Orange Business, Orange Cyberdefense, and Orange to deliver a managed Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) solution that satisfies enterprise customers' most stringent networking and security requirements with high performance, ease of use, and Zero Trust Network Access 2.0.Customers can meet this challenge with a fully managed SASE solution from Palo Alto Networks Prisma SASE (Prisma Access + Prisma SD-WAN), Orange Business' connectivity and digital integration capabilities, and the Managed Secure Access service by Orange Cyberdefense. This solution provides a secure foundation for flexible, cloud-enabled organizations.

  • In May 2023, Zain Omantel International (ZOI), a joint venture for wholesale business, was established by Zain and Omantel. The joint venture's goals to become the "premier international wholesale services provider" in the Middle East were detailed in a joint announcement by Kuwait-based Zain and Omantel. The JV will offer services in the region to telcos, international carriers, data centers, hyper scalers, content providers, and cloud providers.

  • In March 2021, The proposed acquisition of AR Telecom by Spanish operator Aire Networks del Mediterraneo has been accepted by the Portuguese Competition Authority (Autoridade da Concorrencia, AdC).


Wholesale Telecom Market Segmentation


Wholesale Telecom Service Type Outlook



  • Data & Internet Services

  • Voice & Messaging Services

  • Others


Wholesale Telecom Operator Type Outlook



  • Domestic

  • International


Wholesale Telecom End User Outlook



  • Telecom Operators/Carriers

  • Internet Service Providers (ISPs)

  • Content Providers


Wholesale Telecom Regional Outlook



  • North America

    • US

    • Canada



  • Europe

    • Germany

    • France

    • UK

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe



  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia

    • South Korea

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific



  • Rest of the World

    • Middle East

    • Africa

    • Latin America





Report Scope:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size2022 USD 383.0billion
Market Size 2023 USD 410.0billion
Market Size 2032 USD 913.6billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 9.3% (2023-2032)
Base Year 2022
Market Forecast Period 2023-2032
Historical Data 2019- 2021
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Service Type, Operator Type, End User and Region
Geographies Covered Europe, North America, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World
Countries Covered The U.S, Germany, Canada, U.K., Italy, France, Spain, Japan, China, Australia, India, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled TM Global, Orange Wholesale, Etisalat, Ar Telecom, IMAX TELECOM, 9Planets Tech Services, One Carrier, Sai Deekshita., Digital Talk Solution Ltd, G4ORCE TELECOM, Ashan Telecom HK) Ltd, Voiped Telecom, GQ TELECOM, iVoco, SVM Telecom
Key Market Opportunities 路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Growing demand for multicounty or multi-region voice and data communications services 路聽聽聽聽聽聽 There is an increasing demand for data, cloud and digital services
Key Market Dynamics 路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Growth in international voice traffic 路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Data service has become increasingly commoditized 路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Rising dependency of telecom operators on wholesale carriers


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The Wholesale Telecom Market size is expected to be valued at USD 383.0 Billion in 2022.

The global market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 9.3% during the forecast period, 2023-2032.

North America had the largest share of the global market.

The key players in the market are TM Global, Orange Wholesale, Etisalat, Ar Telecom, IMAX TELECOM, 9Planets Tech Services, One Carrier, Sai Deekshita., Digital Talk Solution Ltd, G4ORCE TELECOM, Ashan Telecom HK) Ltd, Voiped Telecom, GQ TELECOM, iVoco, SVM Telecom.

The Data & Internet Services category dominated the market in 2022.

Telecom Operators/Carriers had the largest global market revenue share.

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