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This is an update of Ovum’s dataset covering handset financing and installment programs from around the world. Companies included range from telecoms operators to banks and electronics retailers.


  • Certain operators have begun selling smartwatches and other connected devices on installments.

Features and Benefits

  • Assess operators' and retailers' device financing programs.
  • Compare features including contract lengths available, devices included, payment methods accedpted, and fees.

Key questions answered

  • What are the key trends in device financing programs?
  • How are operators and retailers designing their device financing programs?

Table of contents


  • Download 1: Global Handset Financing Programs Tracker: 1H16
  • Methodology
  • Further reading

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