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TeleGeography Report and Database

The TeleGeography Report is our benchmark research service for the international long-distance industry. Our annual study of the international long-distance market has been published continuously since 1989, and is the most comprehensive source of data on the international long-distance market available anywhere.

Content Highlights

  • International voice traffic data for 79 countries and over 1,000 routes
  • Analysis of retail and wholesale international voice traffic, price, and revenue trends
  • International traffic and revenue projections to 2018
  • Analysis of the effect of Skype and over-the-top VoIP on international calling
  • Downloadable Excel workbooks of fixed and mobile interconnection costs, wholesale rates, and retail fixed and mobile international rates

FIGURE 1
International Call Volumes and Growth Rates, 1993-2013

Notes: Data for 2013 are projections. VoIP traffic reflects international traffic transported as VoIP by carriers, and excludes PC-to-PC traffic.

Source: TeleGeography

International Telephone Traffic

  • International voice traffic by route for 79 countries and over 1,000 routes
  • Global TDM and VoIP traffic and revenue trends, with projections to 2018
  • Rankings of the 40 largest originating countries and destinations for TDM and VoIP traffic
  • Rankings of the 30 fastest growing countries by inbound and outbound voice traffic
  • Rankings of the 50 largest international calling routes
  • Analysis of factors shaping international call volumes
  • Comparison of top international carrier traffic volumes

FIGURE 5
Traffic Volumes of Top Carriers, 2007-2012

Source: TeleGeography

Prices, Costs, and Revenues

  • Analysis of trends in retail and wholesale prices and revenues
  • Local, regional, and national interconnection rates for 50 countries, 2009-2013
  • Retail pricing metrics detailing international call ratios to and from fixed and mobile phones in dozens of countries and thousands of route pairs
  • International roaming rates for 27 service providers in 48 countries

FIGURE 7
Where Did the Missing Traffic Go?: The Skype Effect

Notes: Telephone traffic volumes for 2013 are projections. Skype traffic reflects on-net (Skype-to-Skype) cross-border traffic only, and excludes calls originated via Skype but terminated to the PSTN.

Source: TeleGeography

International Wholesale Services

  • Analysis of international wholesale market trends-traffic, prices, and operator revenues
  • International wholesale rates to fixed and mobile lines in 40 countries, 2009-2013
  • Rankings of the top 50 international wholesale destinations
  • Wholesale revenue and traffic by destination region

FIGURE 4
Wholesale Traffic and Revenues, 2003-2012

Source: TeleGeography

Impact of Mobile Telephony on International Calling

  • Volume of mobile originated traffic by region
  • Volume of mobile terminated traffic by country and region
  • Wholesale rates to mobile operators in 127 countries
  • Cost of wholesale mobile termination to over 60 countries

National Telecommunications Statistics

  • TDM and VoIP originated and terminated traffic by country for over 150 countries
  • Fixed and mobile originated and terminated traffic by country for over 150 countries
  • GDP, population, fixed-line and mobile subscribers, and incoming and outgoing international traffic data for 70 countries
  • Maps and directories of international dialing codes

International Networks Data

The TeleGeography study includes exclusive data excerpted from our Global Internet Geography and Global Bandwidth Research Services.

TeleGeography's International Traffic Database

Search, Sort and Export 17 Years of Data

Upgrade your subscription by adding TeleGeography's “International Traffic Database.” The Traffic Database extends the functionality of the TeleGeography Report by allowing users to structure custom queries of inbound and outbound traffic by country, by route, and over time.

The Traffic Database contains:

  • Originating and terminating TDM and VoIP traffic by country, 2004-2012; originating and terminating TDM traffic by country, 1996-2003
  • TDM and VoIP traffic by route, 2004-2012; TDM traffic by route, 1996-2003

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Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • Executive Summary
      • Traffic
      • Wholesale
      • Carriers
      • Prices & Revenues
      • Outlook
    • Traffic Analysis
      • International Traffic Trends
      • Transition to IP Networks
      • International Wholesale Traffic
      • International Carriers
      • Looking Forward
      • Supplementary Figures
    • Traffic by Region
    • Traffic by Country
    • Prices and Revenues
      • Retail Prices and Revenues
      • The Skype Effect
      • Wholesale Market Revenues and Prices
      • Revenue Outlook
      • Supplementary Figures
        • Retail Rates
        • Wholesale Rates
        • Interconnection Rates
    • Mobiles
      • Mobile Traffic
      • Termination Costs
      • Regulation
    • Wholesale
      • International Wholesale Traffic
      • Wholesale Prices and Revenues
  • Data
    • Country Profiles
      • Largest Routes, 2012
      • Total Traffic
    • Methodology
      • Definitions
      • Data Sources
    • References
      • Statistics and Maps
        • National Telecommunications Indicators
        • International Dialing Codes
        • North American Area Codes
        • Traffic by Country-Mobile vs. Fixed
        • Traffic by Country-TDM vs. VoIP
        • International Traffic and Revenue Projections
      • Internet Backbones
      • Wholesale Bandwidth
  • Lists
    • Table of Contents
    • List of Figures

List of Figures

  • Analysis
    • Executive Summary
      • International Call Volumes and Growth Rates, 1993-2013
      • Compounded Annual Traffic Growth Rate by Region, 2007-2012
      • Fixed and Mobile Share of International Traffic, 2005-2012
      • Wholesale Traffic and Revenues, 2003-2012
      • Traffic Volumes of Top Carriers, 2007-2012
      • Global Traffic Rate of Price Decline versus Volume Growth, 1995-2013
      • Where Did the Missing Traffic Go?: The Skype Effect
    • Traffic Analysis
      • International Call Volumes and Growth Rates, 1993-2013
      • Where Did the Missing Traffic Go?: The Skype Effect
      • Compounded Annual Traffic Growth Rate by Region, 2007-2012
      • Originated International Traffic by Region, 2004-2012
      • Originated and Terminated Traffic by Asian Sub-Region, 2012
      • Terminated International Traffic by Region, 2004-2012
      • Originated and Terminated Traffic per Capita by Sub-Region, 2012
      • Originated ILD Per Capita for Selected Countries, 2012
      • International Traffic vs. Migration
      • Remittance Payments vs. International Traffic, 2012
      • Terminated ILD Per Capita for Selected Countries, 2012
      • VoIP and TDM Interconnects, 2011-2013
      • Proportion of VoIP Traffic by Carrier, 2006-2012
      • Net Growth in TDM and VoIP Minutes, 2001-2012
      • VoIP Share of Terminated Traffic by Region, 2004-2012
      • Percent of VoIP Traffic Terminated by Sub-Region, 2012
      • International Phone and Skype Traffic, 2005-2013
      • Wholesale vs. Directly Terminated Traffic by Region, 2012
      • Share of Global Wholesale Traffic and Revenue by Region, 2012
      • International Wholesale Traffic and Revenue by Region, 2012 (billions)
      • Comparison of Top International Carriers, 2012
      • Traffic Volumes of Top Carriers, 2007-2012
      • International Traffic and Revenue Projections, 2008-2018
      • Increase in International Phone and Skype Traffic, 2005-2013
      • Supplementary Figures
        • Traffic by Region
          • Intercontinental Traffic Flows, 2005 and 2012
          • Interregional Traffic Flows, 2012
          • Intra-European Telecommunications Traffic Flows, 2012
          • Intra-Latin American Telecommunications Traffic Flows, 2012
          • Intra-Asian Telecommunications Traffic Flows, 2012
        • Traffic by Country
          • Top 40 Originating Countries, 2012
          • Top 40 Traffic Destinations, 2012
          • Fastest Growing Countries by Outgoing Traffic Volume, 2007-2012
          • Fastest Growing Inbound Traffic Destinations, 2007-2012
          • International Wholesale Revenue and Traffic by Country, 2012
          • Top 50 International Routes, 2012
    • Prices and Revenues
      • Global Retail Revenues from International Calls, 2002-2013
      • Global Retail Revenues (millions) by Region, 2010-2012
      • International Voice as Share of Total Revenues for Selected Carriers, 2007-2013
      • Change in Global International Call Price per Minute, 1996-2012
      • International Call Price per Minute for Selected Countries, 2005-2012
      • Retail minus Wholesale Differences: Mobile and Fixed Prices, 2013
      • Skype-to-Phone Prices, 2009-2013
      • Hypothetical Revenue Scenario: Skype-to-Phone Prices
      • Global Wholesale Price per Minute, 2002-2013
      • The Long Tail: Traffic on International Routes
      • The Long Tail: Traffic versus Wholesale Revenues on International Routes
      • Wholesale Prices to Mobile Operators in Malaysia, 2013
      • Wholesale Prices to Mobile Operators in France, 2013
      • Wholesale Mobile Termination Rate, 2013
      • Global Traffic Rate of Price Decline versus Volume Growth, 1995-2013
      • Supplementary Figures
        • Retail Rates
          • Retail Pricing: Fixed to Fixed, 2013
          • Retail Pricing: Fixed to Mobile, 2013
          • Retail Pricing: Fixed Rate Changes, 2012-2013
          • Fixed versus Mobile Retail Pricing, 2013
          • Retail Pricing: Mobile to Fixed, 2013
          • Retail Pricing: Mobile to Mobile, 2013
          • Retail Pricing: Mobile Rate Changes, 2012-2013
          • Retail Pricing: Mobile Roaming, 2013
        • Wholesale Rates
          • Wholesale Rates by Country, 2009-2013
          • Wholesale Rates to Mobile Operators, 2013
        • Interconnection Rates
          • Fixed Interconnection Rates by Country, 2009-2013 (U.S. cents per minute)
          • Select Mobile Interconnection Rates, 2013
    • Mobiles
      • Mobile and Fixed Subscriber Growth by Region, 2011-2012
      • International Mobile Traffic and Subscribers by Region, 2007-2012
      • Worldwide Subscriber and International Traffic Growth, 2005-2012
      • Mobile-Originated International Traffic by Region, 2010-2012
      • Fixed- and Mobile-Originated International Traffic by Region, 2012
      • Share of Global International Traffic, 2005-2012
      • Mobile- and Fixed-Terminated Traffic, 2003-2012
      • Mobile-Terminated International Traffic by Region, 2010-2012
      • Worldwide Growth of Subscribers and Terminated Traffic, 2003-2012
      • International Wholesale Rates: Mobile versus Fixed, 2013
      • Interconnection and Wholesale Prices for Select Countries, 2013
      • Estimated Costs of Traffic to Fixed and Mobile Destinations, 2012
      • Mobile Interconnection Rate Declines, 2010-2014
    • Wholesale
      • Wholesale vs. Directly Terminated Traffic by Region, 2012
      • Share of Global Wholesale Traffic and Revenue by Region, 2012
      • International Wholesale Traffic and Revenue by Region, 2012 (billions)
      • International Wholesale Revenue and Traffic by Country, 2012
      • Global Wholesale Price per Minute, 2002-2013
      • The Long Tail: Traffic on International Routes
      • The Long Tail: Traffic versus Wholesale Revenues on International Routes
      • Wholesale Prices to Mobile Operators in Malaysia, 2013
      • Wholesale Prices to Mobile Operators in France, 2013
      • Wholesale Mobile Termination Rate, 2013
      • Wholesale Rates by Country, 2009-2013
  • Data
    • References
      • Statistics and Maps
        • National Telecommunications Indicators
          • National Telecommunications Indicators
        • International Dialing Codes
          • International Dialing Codes Map
          • Country Codes by Number
        • North American Area Codes
          • North American Area Codes Map
          • North American Area Codes by Number
        • Traffic by Country-Mobile vs. Fixed
          • Mobile versus Fixed Traffic by Country, 2012
        • Traffic by Country-TDM vs. VoIP
          • TDM versus VoIP Traffic by Country, 2012
        • International Traffic and Revenue Projections
          • International Traffic and Revenue Projections, 2008-18
      • Internet Backbones
        • International Internet Bandwidth Growth, 2009-2013
        • Changes in Subregional Capacity Connected to Europe, 2003-2013
        • Peak International Internet Traffic Growth by Region, 2006-2013
        • 10 GigE Price Declines in Key International Cities, Q2 2010-Q2 2013
        • Top Upstream Providers of Fortune 500 Companies by Sector-Number of Transit Customers
      • Wholesale Bandwidth
        • Used International Bandwidth Growth by Region, 2008-2012
        • Source of Lit Submarine Cable Supply by Route, 2008-2012
        • Construction Cost of New Submarine Cables Entering Service by Region, 2011-2014
        • Wavelength Price Declines on Major Routes, Q4 2011-Q4 2012
        • Global Broadband Subscriber Growth and Average Access Speed per Subscriber Growth, 2008-2012
        • Incremental Lit Submarine Cable Capacity on Major Routes, 1997-2012

Countries Profiled

  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Bangladesh
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Bosnia-Herzegovina
  • Brazil
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Greece
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kenya
  • Korea, Rep.
  • Latvia
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Mexico
  • Moldova
  • Namibia
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Nigeria
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Panama
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Serbia
  • Singapore
  • Slovak Republic
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Turkmenistan
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Venezuela
  • Zimbabwe
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