Wholesale telecoms markets

BMI-T has a track record of consulting and research into telecommunications in all its multiple layers, commencing at the passive infrastructure level (e.g. towers, trenches and ducts), wholesale transmission (metro and provincial backbone networks), active infrastructure sharing, IP bandwidth, MVNOs, virtual ISPs and the full gamut of retail telecommunications services.  Some highlights of our activities in this area, underpinning our consulting activities, include:

  • Bandwidth models covering both retail and wholesale traffic at local access, national long distance, international and trans-regional (Sub-Saharan Africa) layers.
  • Voice models covering retail and wholesale traffic and interconnection on a South African and sub-regional level.
  • Due diligence and business planning activities into wholesale services an infrastructure sharing.
  • Research study of the Southern African region incorporating wholesale data and voice services.


Case Studies: 

Bandwidth Demand Modelling & Business Case Development

The client, a major player in the submarine fibre-optic cable domain needed independent verification on a model they

Telecoms operator strategy

A wireless telecoms operator required an end-to-end strategy review. This included a multi-layered market study followed by a full cost and profitability analysis, recommendations as to improving profitability at both the product and customer level, and identifying where the company was making or losing money.