Report Overview

Juniper Research’s latest Roaming Fraud research delivers a comprehensive assessment of the impact of fraudulent activities on operator roaming revenue and the strategies that businesses and mobile network operators can employ to mitigate roaming fraud. Additional insight is provided via the Juniper Research Country Readiness Index, which evaluates how 60 countries are performing in the mitigation of roaming fraud.

In addition, the research provides comprehensive 5-year forecasts for major industry metrics, including total number of roaming subscribers, total roaming revenue, and total operator losses to roaming fraud; split by the following roaming channels:
  • Data Roaming
  • IoT Roaming
  • SMS Roaming
  • Voice Roaming
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  • Market Trends & Strategies (PDF)
  • Competitor Leaderboard (PDF)
  • Market Data & Forecasting (PDF)
  • 12 Months’ Access to harvest Online Data Platform
Key Market Statistics - Roaming Fraud
Market size in 2023:  
Market size in 2028:  
2023 to 2028 Growth:  
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Key Features

  • Market Outlook: In-depth assessment of key market trends, drivers, and pain points that are anticipated to impact roaming fraud, alongside mitigative strategies that operators and subscribers can utilise to combat fraud and loss of revenue.
  • Juniper Research Competitor Leaderboard: Key player capability and capacity assessment of 14 roaming fraud mitigation vendors. The Juniper Research Competitor Leaderboard scores these companies on a number of criteria including their size of operations, their extent and breadth of partnerships, the sophistication of their platforms, and our view of their future business prospects. The companies included in Juniper Research's Roaming Fraud Strategies Competitor Leaderboard are:
    • A1 Telekom Group
    • BICS
    • Cellusys
    • CITIC Telecom International
    • Comfone
    • iBASIS
    • Mobileum
    • SecurityGen
    • Subex
    • Syniverse
    • Tata Communications
    • Telefonica International Wholesale Services
    • TOMIA
    • Vodafone Roaming Services
  • Juniper Research Country Readiness Index: Detailed evaluation of how 60 countries are performing in the mitigation of roaming fraud, alongside assessment of how each country’s prevalent roaming technologies and demand for high quality roaming services; based on the following criteria:
    • Data Roaming Revenue
    • IoT Roaming Revenue
    • Outbound Roaming Subscribers
    • Proportion of 4G and 5G SIMs
    • Roaming Platform Spend
    • SMS Roaming Revenue
    • Voice Roaming Revenue
  • 5-year Market Forecasts: Comprehensive data and forecasts for major industry metrics, including total number of roaming subscribers, total roaming revenue, and total operator losses to roaming fraud; split by key roaming channels and 60 counties across 8 key regions:
    • North America:
      • Canada, US
    • Latin America:
      • Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay
    • West Europe:
      • Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK
    • Central & East Europe:
      • Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine
    • Far East & China:
      • China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea
    • Indian Subcontinent:
      • Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan
    • Rest of Asia Pacific:
      • Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam
    • Africa & Middle East:
      • Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Kenya, Kuwait, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, United Arab Emirates

Key Questions Answered

  1. How can MNOs protect their roaming revenue from fraudulent activities?
  2. What will be the key measures used to mitigate roaming fraud over the next 5 years?
  3. What measures can subscribers take to protect themselves from fraudulent attacks when roaming?
  4. Where will MNOs see the biggest losses to roaming fraud over the next 5 years?
  5. Who are the most successful players in the roaming fraud mitigation space in 2023?

Companies Referenced

Interviewed: SecurityGen, TOMIA
Included in the Juniper Research Competitor Leaderboard:
A1 Telekom Austria Group, BICS, Cellusys, CITIC Telecom International, Comfone, iBASIS, Mobilieum, SecurityGen, Subex, Syniverse, Tata Communications, Telefónica Global Solutions, TOMIA, Vodafone Roaming Services.
Mentioned: 3 Hong Kong, Able Device, AiRXOS, Alibaba, Altice DR, AMEEX Mobile Exchange, América Móvil, Amplitiv, Arbor, Arelion, AT&T, Athonet, Audi, AWS, Azure, BAE System, Bouygues Telecom, Cellusys, China Mobile, China Telecom, China Unicom, ciena, Cisco, Cognizant, Comfone, Connect2Roam, DELLEMC, DellEMC, Deloitte, Deutsche Telekom, Digis Squared, Eclat Media Group, EMnify, Epic, Ericsson, Eseye, Evolved Intelligence (Mobileum), Federated Wireless,, Fortinet, Genesys, GMS, Google, Hewlett Packard, Horisen, Huawei, Hutchison Telecommunications, IBM, Inc, Infobip, jtendo, KPMG, KPN, KT Corporation, Lenovo, Lumine Group, LUXE.TV , Lynk, Mada, Marvell, MEO, Microsoft, Mobileum, Mobius, MTC Namibia, MTN, NEC, Network Intelligence , Nokia, Nordic, NOS, OneWeb, Ooredoo, Oracle, Partitionware, Plivo, Polkomtel, Proximus, QRoam, Qualcomm Technologies, Ribbon, Roamability, Roamingwise, RoamSmart, RoamsysNext, SAMA, Segron, SFR, Sigos, Simfony, Sippio, Sky, Smartfren Telekom Tbk , Snowflake, Sparkle, Starhub, STC, STU, Sunrise, Swisscom, Tata Communications, TDC, Tech Mahindra, Tele2, Telekom Slovenije, Telenor, Telesat, Telia Company, Thales, TIM, TM (Telekom Malaysia Berhad), T-Mobile, TNS, Tofane Global, Umlaut, Union Wireless , Verizon, VMWare, VoerEir, Volaris Group, Walleye, WeDo Technologies, Wipro, X-Connect, Xintec, Zain, Zscaler.

Data & Interactive Forecast

Juniper Research’s forecast suite for the Roaming Fraud market provides unrivalled industry data and forecasts, including:
  • Total Number of Active Outbound Mobile Roaming Subscribers
  • Total Number of Outbound Mobile Subscribers that use Data Roaming
  • Total Outbound Roaming Revenue, split by:
    • SMS
    • Data
    • Voice
    • IoT
  • Operator Losses to Outbound Roaming Fraud, split by:
    • SMS
    • Data
    • Voice
    • IoT
Geographical splits: 60 countries
Number of tables: Over 30 tables
Number of datapoints: Over 13,600 datapoints

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Forecast Summary

Juniper Research expects operators to surmount a total of $2 billion in operator losses to roaming fraud in 2023, anticipated to increase to nearly $8.4 billion by 2028; representing an absolute growth of 310%. Furthermore, as shown in figure 7, Juniper Research forecasts in 2023, operator losses to data roaming fraud will be the highest compared with other services; estimated to account for 80% of the global losses by service in 2023.
  • Losses from global roaming fraud are anticipated to exceed $8 billion by 2028; driven by the increase in bilateral roaming agreements for data-intensive use cases over 5G networks. In turn, fraudulent data traffic will account for 80% of global operator roaming-based losses by 2024.
  • As 2G and 3G networks are sunsetting, operators are accelerating the transition to 5G and VoLTE roaming services to leverage the high levels of virtualisation and lower operational costs. However, the highly virtualised nature of 5G networks is creating more opportunities for fraudsters to deploy their attacks, leaving operator networks open to emerging fraud tactics over 5G networks.
  • As bilateral 5G roaming agreements proliferate, operators will deploy more sophisticated fraud mitigation tools. The greater amount of data that 5G roaming connections generate will require the development of solutions that can detect fraudulent users and traffic over new 5G networks as they evolve. An example is the rise in 5G subscription fraud, whereby fraudsters create new subscriptions with false information; incurring roaming charges without intending to pay. Until the subscription is cancelled, fraudsters will continue anonymously using 5G roaming data, with operators losing potential roaming revenue.
  • Fraud mitigation services will alert operators of any potentially fraudulent activity across 5G networks in real time and enable them to identify and block suspicious roaming subscribers. This will enable operators to minimise fraudulent activity, and therefore reduce the impact on their roaming revenue.

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Research Details

Juniper Research
Rosie O'Connor
Operators & Providers
8 Key Regions - includes North America, Latin America, West Europe, Central & East Europe, Far East & China, Indian Subcontinent, Rest of Asia Pacific and Africa & Middle East
Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, South Korea, Kuwait, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, UK, Uruguay, USA, Vietnam