Revenue from mobile roaming providers will improve slightly after falling in 2017, when RLAH ( Roam Like at Home ) was introduced in Europe and on other markets to use roaming services at domestic rates, analysts from Juniper Research predict. roaming revenues predictions
However, it can be expected that total roaming revenues will remain unchanged over the next 4 years, representing around 6%. (value of about 51 billion dollars) of total revenues of operators.
As a result of the introduction of RLAH packages in the European Union and other regions (such as North America and Asia-Pacific), the roaming market has seen a significant increase in data and traffic. In 2017, Juniper in its report ” Mobile Roaming: Regulations, Opportunities & Emerging Sectors 2019-2023 ” estimates that data traffic has increased by 260 percent in Western Europe and 200 percent worldwide.
In the context of the UK decision to leave the EU, it is anticipated that in the case of Brexit without a contract, mobile operators will be able to implement roaming charges if necessary. In this scenario, Juniper expects that the average roaming expenses per active user in the UK will double by the end of 2022 (currently estimated at $ 58).
Juniper, however, considers this situation unlikely, and predicts that instead, operators will continue to focus on other sources of revenue, such as the provision of managed services in the Internet of Things (IoT – Internet of Things ). roaming revenues predictions