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Introduction

There was a time when it looked as if aggregators might be squeezed out, but their role remains vital in the highly fragmented and unstandardized carrier billing market. Aggregators are now exploring new roles and opportunities.

Highlights

  • Some aggregators are offering white-label stores to operators; others are taking on the role of cloud-based platforms; others are launching B2C services, such as carrier-billed virtual currencies; and yet others have eliminated upfront fees to cater for the merchant long tail.

Features and Benefits

  • Learn about the threats facing aggregators in the shifting sands of the carrier billing market
  • Learn how aggregators are adapting to market changes and seeking out new opportunities

Key questions answered

  • What are the threats facing aggregators in the shifting sands of the carrier billing market?
  • How are aggregators adapting to market changes and seeking out new opportunities?

Table of contents

Summary

  • In brief
  • Ovum view
  • Recommendations

Market status

  • Threats
  • Shrinking stake
  • Narrowing margins
  • App store opportunities
  • Beyond apps stores
  • New models
  • Failure of aggregator alternatives
  • New alternative?

Market dynamics

  • Aggregator types
  • Aggregator role

Appendix

  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author

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