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Ovum's Global Carrier-Billing Forecast is broken down by 67 countries and eight market segments: OS app stores, indie stores, online PC games, browser-based, messaging-based (PRS), mobile bundling/off-store, consoles/STBs/others, and physical goods/services.


  • Global carrier-billing revenue had stagnated before taking off again in 2014, fueled by app store and online PC game payments and emerging segments such as mobile bundling/off-store and consoles/STBs/others.
  • Global carrier billing revenue will grow from $17.5bn in 2012 to nearly $45.5bn in 2022, largely fuelled by app stores and mobile bundling.

Features and Benefits

  • Find out which carrier-billing segments are growing and which are declining, and how operator margins will be affected by the market's changing composition.
  • Find out how the various market segments are balanced in each territory, and how the balance between direct carrier billing and PSMS changes from territory to territory and over time.

Key questions answered

  • Which carrier-billing segments are growing and which are declining?
  • How are operator carrier-billing margins being affected by the market’s changing composition?
  • How are the various market segments balanced in each territory?
  • How does the balance between direct carrier billing and PSMS change from territory to territory and over time?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: Global Carrier-Billing Forecast: 2017–22

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