Europe, Middle East and Africa Wholesale Telecoms Strategies

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Jan Hein Bakkers

Senior Research Director, European Infrastructure and Telecoms

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Tolga Yalcin

Research Director, Telecoms and ICT Regulations, IDC Middle East, Turkey, and Africa (META)

The digital-first era brings fundamental change to the wholesale telecoms market, as connectivity requirements accelerate and ecosystems evolve. IDC's Europe, Middle East and Africa Wholesale Telecoms Strategies analyzes the provision of connectivity and related infrastructure services to other telecoms operators, ISPs, cloud service providers, OTTs, CDNs, and media service providers, such as gaming platforms and broadcasting companies.

Markets and Subjects Analyzed

  • Wholesale telecoms provider strategies and transformation
  • Changing wholesale dynamics and requirements
  • Wholesale telecoms market forecasts by service (data, infrastructure, voice & messaging, roaming, and xVNO)
  • Fiber infrastructure and transport services
  • IP transit and peering
  • Datacenter interconnect
  • Wholesale mobile backhaul
  • Major and emerging connectivity hubs (e.g., FLAP)
  • The future of the wholesale telecoms ecosystem

Core Research

  • EMEA Wholesale Telecoms Market Forecast, 2023–2028
  • Trends and Dynamics in the EMEA Wholesale Telecoms Market
  • Connectivity Hub Profile: Dubai (London and others to follow)
  • Datacenter Interconnect Services in EMEA

In addition to the insight provided in this service, IDC may conduct research on specific topics or emerging market segments via research offerings that require additional IDC funding and client investment.

Key Questions Answered

  1. How are service providers' connectivity requirements changing in the digital-first era?
  2. How can wholesale telecoms providers drive relevance and profitability?
  3. Where are the geographic connectivity hotspots?
  4. What are the market size and the forecast for wholesale telecoms services?
  5. What service opportunities are emerging for wholesale providers?