Carrier billing in Western Europe: 2017 market report by Fortumo

Carrier billing in Western Europe: 2017 market report by FortumoPublication Type:
White Paper

Published / Updated:
July 18, 2017

Want to find out more about carrier billing and user spending behaviour in Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Belgium, Greece, Portugal, Austria, Switzerland and Ireland? You've come to the right place.

Even though Western Europe is a region with high income and good access to bank-based payment services, many people still prefer to use alternative payment methods such as carrier billing. This is illustrated by the fact that carrier billing is among the top 3 payment methods for digital gaming in most Western European countries.

To help you tap into revenue from these countries, our market report provides you with the following data:

  • Deployments of carrier billing in Europe by Facebook, Apple, Google, Spotify, Netflix & Riot Games
  • An overview of demographics, digital infrastructure and payments access
  • User spending behaviour, including revenue per user and price points by popularity and revenue
  • Traffic sources of paying users by platform, as well as localization requirements


Fortumo is a mobile payments company that enables direct carrier billing with more than 350 mobile operators in 90+ countries to over 130,000 merchants. Fortumo's payment products work across a wide range of platforms including desktop devices, smartphones, feature phones, tablets and smart TV-s. 

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