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The New Normal – A Shift to a Digital World

The New Normal – A Shift to a Digital World Mobile payments are being used more frequently to purchase everything from essentials to entertainment during the Coronavirus outbreak, with many people turning to delivery services to bring necessities to their door. As people aim stay to connected, work from home, purchase essentials [...]

2020-04-21T14:36:56+01:0021 April, 2020|

The Impact of COVID-19 on the Mobile Payments Industry

The Impact of COVID-19 on the Mobile Payments Industry The world is relying on mobile more than ever. It is unsurprising that ecommerce is set to rise on a global scale, given the lifestyle impact from COVID-19. The latest research by Juniper predicts that ecommerce will exceed $4.8trillion by 2024 (up from [...]

2020-04-17T09:21:39+01:0016 April, 2020|

eSports Betting and Carrier Billing

eSports Betting and Carrier Billing Competitive eSports gaming is on the rise, thanks to the emergence of low latency, 5G cellular networks. Betting on eSports is now a huge trend, having gained traction over the last few years. Newzoo estimates that the global eSports economy will grow to be worth almost US$1.8bn [...]

2020-03-25T08:46:15+00:0024 March, 2020|

Customer Experience is Driving the Future of Payments

Customer Experience is Driving the Future of Payments Innovative technologies impact our daily lives, from the way we communicate to the way we pay for things. Consumers are expecting smarter ways to make payments and are favouring mobile transactions over using payment cards. Gone are the days where only the end purchase [...]

2020-03-04T12:26:16+00:0027 February, 2020|

What to Expect at The GSMA Mobile World Congress 2020 Barcelona

What to Expect at The GSMA Mobile World Congress 2020 Barcelona Heading to the GSMA MWC 2020 in Barcelona from 24-27th February 2020? Here’s what to expect! The Largest Mobile Event in The World The GSMA represents the collective interests of mobile operators globally. MWC 2020 brings together the most influential visionaries, [...]

2020-03-04T12:24:49+00:0012 February, 2020|

The Rise of Bundling and Carrier Billing

The Rise of Bundling and Carrier Billing Previously seen as an ‘old-school’ distribution model, bundling is on the rise. OTT Video Bundling and Partnerships According to Ovum, alliances between mobile operators and providers of paid online video entertainment services have grown over the last few years: The increasing availability and maturity of [...]

2020-03-04T12:22:18+00:0010 February, 2020|

Carrier Billing Market Focus – Asia

Carrier Billing Market Focus - Asia The global carrier billing market is set to exceed US$31 billion by 2022. According to Nick Lane, principle analyst at Mobilesquared, most of this growth is coming from Asia: “Google is already adding about US$2.5 to US$3 billion a year to DCB traffic too and we [...]

2020-02-04T14:23:10+00:0030 January, 2020|

The Apps Taking Over 2020

The Apps Taking Over 2020 There's an App For That - The Evolution of The App Over the last decade, mobile has shaped changes in consumer behaviour. The world as we knew it transformed in 2008, when 500 apps appeared on Apple’s App Store. Since 2010, apps have continued to develop further. [...]

2020-01-22T11:21:50+00:0016 January, 2020|

Why should insurance companies utilise carrier billing?

Why should insurance companies utilise carrier billing? The insurance industry is huge. Today, insurance is a necessity for many things. From homes, cars, businesses and mobiles, to life and travel insurance, consumers want to know that what means most to them is protected. However, the sector, worth billions, has been slow to [...]

2020-01-22T11:20:29+00:0016 December, 2019|