2 APR 2020

Carrier billing market report: Central & Eastern Europe

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Andrea Boetti

Director of Strategic Partnerships, Fortumo

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This market report takes a look at the carrier billing landscape in the Central and Eastern Europe region: Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Romania, Czech Republic, Hungary, Belarus, Bulgaria, Serbia and Slovakia.

Access to traditional payment methods (including debit cards) in the region is average to good (49% to 76% have a debit card, 12% to 27% have a credit card). Despite this, carrier billing is popular in the region.

According to SuperData Research, the market share of carrier billing in CEE for digital gaming transactions ranges from 8.5% to 21.5%. This indicates that many people who have access to traditional payment methods still prefer to pay with carrier billing.

The two main reasons being simpler checkout flows compared to card payments, leading to higher conversion; and better localized pricing options that help collect payments in the native currency.

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