Wholesale Roaming:
Strategies & MNO Outlook 2024
April 2024

Research Highlights:

  • Wholesale Roaming Trends & 2024 Outlook
  • Consumer & IoT Roaming Analysis
  • Operator Roaming Requirements, Challenges, Innovation & Investment Priorities: Q1 2024 Survey
  • Inbound Roaming Traffic & Wholesale Revenue Forecasts

This new research from Kaleido Intelligence provides an analysis of the inbound wholesale roaming landscape, offering a comprehensive assessment of market developments, key trends and forecasts for the wholesale roaming market until 2028.

The report provides an up to date analysis of wholesale roaming prices, whilst evaluating what impact Travel eSIMs, 5G roaming and IoT roaming will have on wholesale revenues. The report also provides a comprehensive breakdown on opportunities to safeguard roaming revenues.

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.

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, the importance of roaming analytics, and fraud prevention.

MNO Strategies & 2024 Outlook: Kaleido Intelligence conducted an operator survey in Q1 2024 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 and tier-2+ mobile operators around the world were interviewed.

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.

In summary, readers will receive the following insights from the report:

  • Survey findings covering roaming, planned investments in 2024, roaming revenue opportunities and key business challenges.
  • Impact analysis on Travel eSIMs on wholesale roaming revenues.
  • IoT/M2M roaming connection market share and forecast 2021-2028
  • Wholesale roaming revenue forecast 2019-2028
  • Regional analysis of inbound IoT/M2M and consumer roaming revenues.
  • VoLTE roaming current market status and outlook.
  • 5G roaming outlook, including 5G SA roaming deployment update.

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

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

Access the report:

Clients with access to our Data Hub will receive full outbound roaming metrics alongside consumer and IoT inbound and wholesale revenue forecasts, including data for 60+ global markets, totalling over 250,000 data points.

Members will be able to access the research directly through the Member Zone.

For more information on accessing this research, or to become a Kaleido member, please email [email protected].

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Historical Data

2016 – 2022


2023 – 2028

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Report Authors

Nitin Bhas
Chief of Strategy & Insights
Dawnn Dinsey
Market Research Analyst
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