Report Scope & Overview:

Direct Carrier Billing Market size was valued at USD 54.83 Bn in 2022 and is expected to reach USD 153 Bn by 2030, and grow at a CAGR of 13.69% over the forecast period 2023-2030.

Direct carrier billing (DCB), sometimes known as direct operator billing, is an online mobile payment system that allows users to charge items to their mobile phone carrier bills. All feature phones and smartphones support these payment methods. To confirm payments, all that is required is a handset with a SIM card. This technology enables customers to purchase goods and services from online shops that accept this payment method. Direct carrier billing is now utilized to buy content on any digital platform.

Direct Carrier Billing Market Revenue Analysis

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Direct carrier billing, unlike other mobile payment options such as mobile wallets or NFC solutions, does not rely on banking infrastructure to execute a transaction. To make a payment via direct carrier billing, the user merely has to input their phone number. When compared to alternative payment methods, direct carrier billing gives the most effective purchasing experience in online contexts. The availability of a diverse variety of direct carrier billing systems aids in the development of new revenue-generating sources for mobile operators, as well as cost-effective and simple means of providing updated content.



  • The increasing popularity of music and video streaming services

  • The growing youth population is driving up demand for these services.


  • These subscriptions for individual customers may be costly.

  • The inability to stream from the same account on many electronic devices is interfering with the user experience.


  • The purchase of in-app game stuff via direct carrier e-billing is becoming increasingly common.


  • Due to the settlement involved between various parties and the frauds in the DCB chain, complexity concerns have become a serious difficulty while preserving direct carrier billing functionality.


The direct carrier billing market has been negatively impacted by the emergence of the COVID 19 pandemic. The epidemic spread rapidly around the world. Market participants have adopted a variety of measures, including global shutdowns of factories, production, and manufacturing units, a prohibition on domestic and foreign travel, and lockdowns. However, the pandemic's presence has had a significant impact on all businesses and economies. However, for online businesses, programs such as Google Meet, Teams, and Zoom have seen significant demand, as has the widespread usage of digital wallets and lockers for payment. Moreover, during the shutdown, the demand for internet streaming of series and movies as leisure and pastime has created a number of opportunities for Market 


It is divided into content categories such as application and game, video and audio, and others. The application & gaming segment is anticipated to acquire the highest share throughout the direct carrier billing platform market projection period. This segment is expected to maintain its dominance throughout the direct carrier billing platform market analysis period, owing to an increase in platform companies' collaborations with various digital content providers, optimizing their businesses for app purchases to boost in-app payment revenues for app developers, and creating a large market for applications, in-app purchases, and games.

The market is divided by operating systems like as Android, iOS, and others. In 2021, the android segment accounted for the biggest direct carrier billing platform market share, and this trend is expected to continue over the projected year. However, it is expected to have the greatest CAGR throughout the projected period due to greater smartphone penetration and the availability of millions of apps for download on the Android platform in the market. Furthermore, the developing world is a crucial market for direct carrier billing platforms, and the market adoption of mobile applications via the Android operating system for gaming, entertainment, finance, sports, and other purposes has expanded dramatically. As a result of product advancements, collaborations, and advanced capabilities in direct carrier billing platforms, platform providers are poised to bring millions of unbanked people into the carrier billing system.


On The Basis of Type

  • Limited DCB

  • Pure DCB

  • MSISDN Forwarding

  • Others

On The Basis of Content

  • Applications & Games

  • Video & Audio Contents

  • Others

On The Basis of Operating System

  • Android Device

  • iOS Device

  • Other Devices

Direct Carrier Billing Market Segmentation Analysis

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The APAC region is predicted to dominate market operations based on the tactics used by market participants in various geographical zones. The primary reason for this increase throughout the projection period is that significant expenditures in research and development activities, supported by smartphone adoption, will create growth potential for the market. Furthermore, cellphones are accessible in the market at reasonable rates, which will support the region's rising popularity of digital content platforms. Furthermore, government measures are assisting in increasing the usage of digital ways across the area by the end of 2028.


  • North America

    • USA

    • Canada

    • Mexico

  • Europe

    • Germany

    • UK

    • France

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • The Netherlands

    • Rest of Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

    • Japan

    • south Korea

    • China

    • India

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific

  • The Middle East & Africa

    • Israel

    • UAE

    • South Africa

    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

  • Latin America

    • Brazil

    • Argentina

    • Rest of Latin America


The major key players are Digital Turbine Inc., Singtel, Comviva, Fortumo Ou, Boku Inc., Mobiyo, NTT Docomo, Centili, Dimoco, Bango Plc. & Other Players

Dimoco - Company R&D Analysis

Dimoco - Company R&D Analysis

Direct Carrier Billing Market Report Scope:
Report Attributes Details
 Market Size in 2022  US$ 54.83 Bn
 Market Size by 2030  US$ 153 Bn
 CAGR   CAGR of 13.69% From 2023 to 2030
 Base Year  2022
 Forecast Period  2023-2030
 Historical Data  2020-2021
 Report Scope & Coverage Market Size, Segments Analysis, Competitive  Landscape, Regional Analysis, DROC & SWOT Analysis, Forecast Outlook
 Key Segments • By Type (Limited DCB, Pure DCB, MSISDN Forwarding, Others)
• By Content (Applications & Games, Video & Audio Contents, Others)
• By Operating System (Android Device, iOS Device, Other Devices)
 Regional Analysis/Coverage North America (USA, Canada, Mexico), Europe
(Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Netherlands,
Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (Japan, South Korea,
China, India, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific), The
Middle East & Africa (Israel, UAE, South Africa,
Rest of Middle East & Africa), Latin America (Brazil, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
 Company Profiles Digital Turbine Inc., Singtel, Comviva, Fortumo Ou, Boku Inc., Mobiyo, NTT Docomo, Centili, Dimoco, Bango Plc.
 Key Drivers • The increasing popularity of music and video streaming services
• The growing youth population is driving up demand for these services
 Market Opportunity • The purchase of in-app game stuff via direct carrier e-billing is becoming increasingly common


Frequently Asked Questions

Ans: - The Direct Carrier Billing Market size was valued at USD 54.83 Bn in 2022.

Ans: - The Direct Carrier Billing Market size is to grow at a CAGR of 13.69% over the forecast period 2023-2030.

Ans: - The segments covered in the Direct Carrier Billing Market report for the study are On the Basis of Type, Content, and Operating System.  

Ans. The primary growth tactics of Direct Carrier Billing market participants include merger and acquisition, business expansion, and product launch.

Ans: - The study includes a comprehensive analysis of Direct Carrier Billing Market trends, as well as present and future market forecasts. DROC analysis, as well as impact analysis for the projected period. Porter's five forces analysis aids in the study of buyer and supplier potential as well as the competitive landscape etc.  

Table of Contents


1. Introduction

1.1 Market Definition

1.2 Scope

1.3 Research Assumptions


2. Research Methodology


3. Market Dynamics

3.1 Drivers

3.2 Restraints

3.3 Opportunities

3.4 Challenges


4. Impact Analysis

4.1 COVID-19 Impact Analysis

4.2 Impact of Ukraine- Russia war

4.3 Impact of ongoing Recession

4.3.1 Introduction

4.3.2 Impact on major economies US Canada Germany France United Kingdom China Japan South Korea Rest of the World


5. Value Chain Analysis


6. Porter’s 5 forces model


7. PEST Analysis


8. Direct Carrier Billing Market Segmentation, by Type

8.1 Limited DCB

8.2 Pure DCB

8.3 MSISDN Forwarding

8..4 Others


9. Direct Carrier Billing Market Segmentation, by Content

9.1 Applications & Games

9.2 Video & Audio Contents

9.3 Others


10. Direct Carrier Billing Market Segmentation, by Operating System

10.1 Android Device

10.2 iOS Device

10.3 Other Devices


11. Regional Analysis

11.1 Introduction

11.2 North America

11.2.1 USA

11.2.2 Canada

11.2.3 Mexico

11.3 Europe

11.3.1 Germany

11.3.2 UK

11.3.3 France

11.3.4 Italy

11.3.5 Spain

11.3.6 The Netherlands

11.3.7 Rest of Europe

11.4 Asia-Pacific

11.4.1 Japan

11.4.2 South Korea

11.4.3 China

11.4.4 India

11.4.5 Australia

11.4.6 Rest of Asia-Pacific

11.5 The Middle East & Africa

11.5.1 Israel

11.5.2 UAE

11.5.3 South Africa

11.5.4 Rest

11.6 Latin America

11.6.1 Brazil

11.6.2 Argentina

11.6.3 Rest of Latin America


12. Company Profiles

12.1 Digital Turbine Inc.

12.1.1 Financial

12.1.2 Products/ Services Offered

12.1.3 SWOT Analysis

12.1.4 The SNS view

12.2 Singtel

12.3 Comviva

12.4 Fortumo Ou

12.5 Boku Inc.

12.6 Mobiyo

12.7 NTT Docomo

12.8 Centili

12.9 Dimoco

12.10 Bango Plc.


13. Competitive Landscape

13.1 Competitive Benchmarking

13.2 Market Share Analysis

13.3 Recent Developments


14. Conclusion

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