44 Pages
Nov 2022


Research Highlights:

  • Wholesale Roaming Trends & 2023 Outlook
  • Consumer & IoT Roaming Analysis
  • Operator Roaming Requirements, Challenges, Innovation & Investment Priorities: Q3 2022 Survey
  • Inbound Roaming Traffic & Wholesale Revenue Forecasts

This research is by far the most exhaustive and in-depth study into wholesale roaming strategies, based on a research agenda carefully set following a series of discussions with the MNO, MVNO and roaming vendor community. The primary aim of this research is to help all stakeholders understand the wholesale roaming sector trends, traffic/revenue growth, market outlook and MNO priorities and requirements.

The study has been carried out by Kaleido’s expert team over 8 weeks. Through in-depth primary and secondary research, including over 80 interviews with roaming vendors and the MNO/MVNO community, the research gives a clear insight into key roaming sectors.

The research is ideal for stakeholders wishing to explore and capitalise on the wholesale roaming opportunity. It will enable readers to mould roaming product and service lines, quantify the returns expected from roaming, map the vendor landscape, and understand the operator need.

This research is available for purchase. Members will be able to access the research directly.

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Readers will receive the following insights:

  • Market Analysis: A concise and in-depth analysis of key market movements and trends which will shape wholesale roaming over the coming years. This includes, but not limited to, IOT charges, 5G roaming adoption, VoLTE roaming progress, IoT roaming investments, blockchain in roaming, the importance of roaming analytics, and fraud prevention.


  • MNO Strategies & 2023 Outlook: Kaleido Intelligence conducted an operator survey in Q3 2022 to understand the evolving economics of wholesale roaming and outlook, as well as the key challenges, priorities, roaming investments and consequently, the technical requirements from operators. Over 60 unique respondents from tier-1 mobile operators around the world were interviewed. Questions available on request from Kaleido.


  • Market Data & Forecasts: Exhaustive market forecasts provided for roaming usage including traffic and wholesale revenues, provided by roaming service type (SMS, Voice & Data) across all global regions. Learn how roaming revenues and usage has evolved to date and how it may evolve over the next few years.

The PDF report provides market data at a global & regional level for the following metrics:

  • Travel & Cellular M2M Device Growth
  • Inbound Roaming Traffic: Consumer Mobile & IoT
  • Wholesale Roaming Revenues: Consumer Mobile & IoT

Clients with access to our Roaming Data Hub will receive full metrics including forecasts across 60+ global markets. Members will be able to access the research directly.

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Historical Data

2016 – 2021


2022 – 2027

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Report Author

Nitin Bhas
Chief of Strategy & Insights
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