Report: Data to boost roaming revenue to more than $80B by 2017

Revenues generated by mobile roaming will climb from $46 billion (€35.6 billion) this year to more than $80 billion (€62 billion) by 2017, according to a new study from Juniper Research. These revenues, which will equate to almost 8 per cent of operator billed revenues by 2017, will largely be driven by increasing data usage balancing out a reduction in roaming charges. Juniper notes that roaming regulations and legislation have been introduced in a number of markets, most notably the European Union. The report also highlights that the number of active mobile roamers is set to significantly increase over the period as a result of retail price reductions. Release