A three-pronged approach was followed for deducing the roaming tariff market estimates and forecasts. The process has three steps: information procurement, analysis, and validation. The whole process is cyclical, and steps repeat until the estimates are validated. The three steps are explained in detail below:
Information procurement: Information procurement is one of the most extensive and important stages in our research process, and quality data is critical for accurate analysis. We followed a multi-channel data collection process for roaming tariff market to gather the most reliable and current information possible.
Analysis: We mine the data collected to establish baselines for forecasting, identify trends and opportunities, gain insight into consumer demographics and drivers, and so much more. We utilized different methods of roaming tariff market data depending on the type of information we’re trying to uncover in our research.
Market Research Efforts: Bottom-up Approach for estimating and forecasting demand size and opportunity, top-down Approach for new product forecasting and penetration, and combined approach of both Bottom-up and Top-down for full coverage analysis.
Value-Chain-Based Sizing & Forecasting: Supply-side estimates for understanding potential revenue through competitive benchmarking, forecasting, and penetration modeling.
Demand-side estimates for identifying parent and ancillary markets, segment modeling, and heuristic forecasting.
Qualitative Functional Deployment (QFD) Modelling for market share assessment.
Market formulation and validation: We mine the data collected to establish baselines for forecasting, identify trends and opportunities, gain insight into consumer demographics and drivers, and so much more. We utilize different methods of data analysis depending on the type of information we’re trying to uncover in our research.
Market Formulation: This step involves the finalization of market numbers. This step on an internal level is designed to manage outputs from the Data Analysis step.
Data Normalization: The final market estimates and forecasts are then aligned and sent to industry experts, in-panel quality control managers for validation.
This step also entails the finalization of the report scope and data representation pattern.
Validation: The process entails multiple levels of validation. All these steps run in parallel, and the study is forwarded for publishing only if all three levels render validated results.
The roaming tariff market was categorized into four segments, namely roaming type (National, International), distribution channel (Retail Roaming, Wholesale Roaming), service (Voice, SMS, Data), and regions (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East & Africa).
The roaming tariff market was segmented into roaming type, distribution channel, service, and regions. The demand at a segment level was deduced using a funnel method. Concepts like the TAM, SAM, SOM, etc., were put into practice to understand the demand. We at GVR deploy three methods to deduce market estimates and determine forecasts. These methods are explained below:
Demand estimation of each product across countries/regions summed up to from the total market.
Variable analysis for demand forecast.
Demand estimation via analyzing paid database, and company financials either via annual reports or paid database.
Primary interviews for data revalidation and insight collection.
Used extensively for new product forecasting or analyzing penetration levels.
Tool used invoice product flow and penetration models Use of regression multi-variant analysis for forecasting Involves extensive use of paid and public databases.
Primary interviews and vendor-based primary research for variable impact analysis.
The roaming tariff market was analyzed at a regional level. The globe was divided into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa, keeping in focus variables like consumption patterns, export-import regulations, consumer expectations, etc. These regions were further divided into ten countries, namely, the U.S.; Canada; the UK.; Germany; France; China; India; Japan; Brazil; Mexico.
All three above-mentioned market research methodologies were applied to arrive at regional-level conclusions. The regions were then summed up to form the global market.
The roaming tariff market was analyzed via companies operating in the sector. Analyzing these companies and cross-referencing them to the demand equation helped us validate our assumptions and conclusions. Key market players analyzed include:
America Movil - America Movil is a telecom service provider offering its services in 25 countries. The company was established in 2000, and situated in Mexico City, Mexico. The company operates through its brand called Claro across its geographic segments, except in Mexico, the U.S., and Europe. The company has a strong presence in Latin America, particularly Brazil & Mexico. As of December 2020, the company has operations in 7 countries in Eastern & Central Europe and 16 countries in the Americas.
AT&T Inc. - AT&T Inc., along with its subsidiaries, provides telecommunications, media, and technology services. The company was established in1876, and situated in Texas, U.S.The company operates through four reportable segments, namely Communications, WarnerMedia, AT&T Latin America, and Xandr. Under the Communications segment, it provides mobile & broadband services and video & other communication services to consumers and businesses based in the U.S. as well as in Europe, Mexico, Brazil, Asia Pacific, and Latin America, among others, as well as to over three million companies globally.
Bharti Airtel Ltd. - Bharti Airtel Ltd. provides telecommunication services. The company was established in 1995 and located in New Delhi, India.The company operates through five business segments, namely Wireless Services; Tower Infrastructure; Digital TV Services; Airtel Business; and Home Services.The company offers postpaid and prepaid international roaming, data connectivity, and value added services to it consumers through the Wireless Services segment, the customer base for the wireless segment was 1,167.7 million and 20.2 million wireline segment customer base.
China Mobile Ltd. - China Mobile Ltd., along with its subsidiaries, provides telecommunication and other related services, in 31 provinces across China and Hong Kong. China Mobile Ltd. also provides a wide range of international telecommunication services, including Internet, roaming, IDD, MNC services, and other services across the globe.
Deutsche Telekom AG – Established in 1995, and located in Bonn, Germany.Deutsche Telekom AG is an integrated telecommunication service provider. The company has marked its footprint in over 50 countries with major operations across the U.S., Germany, and Europe. The company has a mobile customer base of 241.8 million, along with 27.4 million fixed-network lines and 21.7 million broadband customers.
Digicel Group - The company has a coverage of approximately 40.2 million consumers. Digicel Group provides roaming services through agreements with other service providers. The company has several technology partners including Oracle Corporation, Cisco, Dell EMC, NetAPP, Polycom, and more.Digicel Group, along with its subsidiaries, offers telecommunication services in 32 countries worldwide. The company provides its services across the Americas, including Jamaica, Haiti, El Salvador, Guyana, Panama, Trinidad, and Tobago, as well as across Asia Pacific.
T-Mobile (Sprint Corporation) - T-Mobile is a provider of telecommunication products, services, and solutions to business enterprises and consumers. Sprint Corporation was acquired by T-Mobile in April 2020. The company offers its services in wireless, prepaid, TV, banking, and internet areas. It has a customer base of approximately 102.1 million in 2020.
Telefonica SA - Telefonica SA is a telecommunication group that provides a comprehensive range of services along with its subsidiaries. The company was established in 1924 and located in Madrid, Spain. t has its major operations in Europe and Latin America and over 337 million customers across these two regions. Earlier, the company operated through six business segments, namely Telefonica Spain, Telefonica U.K., Telefonica Germany, Telefonica Brazil, and Telefonica Hispam Norte, and Telefonics Hispan Sur. Services such as fixed and wireless telephony, broadand, Internet, data traffic, pay TV, and other digital services are provided under these divisions.
Verizon communications Inc. - Verizon Communications Inc., along with its subsidiaries, provides communications, information, and entertainment products and services to retail and corporate consumers as well as governmental agencies. The company was established in 2000, and located in New York, U.S. The company has three reportable segments, namely Consumer, Business and Corporate and Other. The Consumer segment is responsible for 69.0% of the total generated revenue of the company followed by 24.0% by the Business segment.
Vodafone Group plc - Vodafone Group plc was established in 1985, and located in Newbury, U.K. The company’s product and service portfolio includes mobile services, fixed broadband, TV and voice services, and other value-added services for retail consumers. Vodafone Group Plc. has operations in 21 countries, including the operations of companies owned by the Group. Moreover, the company has partnership agreements with local operators in 48 countries.
Supply Side Estimates
Company revenue estimation via referring to annual reports, investor presentations, and Hoover’s.
Segment revenue determination via variable analysis and penetration modeling.
Competitive benchmarking to identify market leaders and their collective revenue shares.
Forecasting via analyzing commercialization rates, pipelines, market initiatives, distribution networks, etc.
Demand side estimates
Identifying parent markets and ancillary markets
Segment penetration analysis to obtain pertinent
Heuristic forecasting with the help of subject matter experts
Forecasting via variable analysis
Understanding market dynamics (in terms of drivers, restraints, & opportunities) in the countries.
Understanding trends & variables in the individual countries & their impact on growth and using analytical tools to provide high-level insights into the market dynamics and the associated growth pattern.
Understanding market estimates and forecasts (with the base year as 2022, historic information from 2018 to 2021, and forecast from 2023 to 2030). Regional estimates & forecasts for each category are available and are summed up to form the global market estimates.
The report provides market value for the base year 2022 and a yearly forecast till 2030 in terms of revenue/volume or both. The market for each of the segment outlooks has been provided on region & country basis for the above-mentioned forecast period.
The key industry dynamics, major technological trends, and application markets are evaluated to understand their impact on the demand for the forecast period. The growth rates were estimated using correlation, regression, and time-series analysis.
We have used the bottom-up approach for market sizing, analyzing key regional markets, dynamics, & trends for various products and end-users. The total market has been estimated by integrating the country markets.
All market estimates and forecasts have been validated through primary interviews with the key industry participants.
Inflation has not been accounted for to estimate and forecast the market.
Numbers may not add up due to rounding off.
Europe consists of EU-8, Central & Eastern Europe, along with the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).
Asia Pacific includes South Asia, East Asia, Southeast Asia, and Oceania (Australia & New Zealand).
Latin America includes Central American countries and the South American continent
Middle East includes Western Asia (as assigned by the UN Statistics Division) and the African continent.
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