How our virtual and digital life influences our mobile payment and messaging habits

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Producing, consuming, using, sharing – it’s all about digital and virtual content and we are speaking about  music, software, books, newspapers, pictures, videos, chats, dating services and many, many more contents and services on the World Wide Web. It became our daily digital and virtual life to use smartphone, tablets and co. as our new media channels and as if we had never lived without them.
Juniper Research confirms that more than 130 million Western European smartphone owners accessed social media sites on their handsets in 2012; Facebook alone has more than 870 million users worldwide on mobile handsets and tablets, while Twitter has around 175 million. According to Ooyala, more than one-third of tablet viewing time is used to watch content of more than an hour in length while Adobe reports that average session time – for all tablet content – is 24 minutes, versus 13 minutes on a smartphone.

 

But screens are not only used separately. People are media meshing – performing a second media activity related to their TV viewing (posting on social media about the TV programme) and media stacking – performing an unrelated media activity (playing games on their tablets) while watching TV. According to OFCOM’s 2013 Communications Market Report, 25% of UK adults now media mesh and 49% media stack; amongst tablet owners, 81% media mesh and/or media stack.
Could you imagine living without a smartphone today?

 

 

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Mission Europe completed with Turkey

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From now on, web content can easily be billed via direct carrier billing at Turkcell, Vodafone and AVEA in Turkey.

 

Profiting from a mobile handset penetration of 91.1 percent, web content providers profit from maximizing their sales revenue while offering their digital goods online and reaching a potential of app. 70 million mobile subscribers with this innovative billing method.

 
“Putting Turkey on our coverage map completes our mission to be the leading European direct carrier billing partner”, says Gerald Tauchner, DIMOCO Co-Founder and CEO.

 

Explaining the world of Mobile Payments

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When the market speaks about mobile payments, it is automatically assumed that proximity payment is meant. However, we asked ourselves 2 important questions to shed more light on the matter:

 

 

1) How does mobile payment work – the handling and

 

2) Through whom is the consumer billed – transaction process

 

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Join the DIMOCO Partner Manager Team!

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Does working in a successful and dynamic industry sound like fun to you? Are you highly motivated, and want to take a major step forward in your career? Then maybe it’s time to think about your opportunities at one of the leading mobile payment and messaging providers! DIMOCO’s sales and product & partner management department needs your support. For more information please visit our online job center!

Looking forward to welcoming you to our team :-)

DIMOCO´s and Juniper´s White Paper: Direct Carrier Billing benefits for the Network Operators

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Direct carrier billing provides network operators with the opportunity to retain a foothold in the content value chain.

By leveraging the billing relationship, the MNO is in a position to extract additional value from the customer and also develop double-sided revenues through partnerships with players elsewhere in the value chain.

 

That is why we believe that direct carrier billing remains a far more attractive revenue proposition for network operators, since the infrastructure (ie the billing relationship) is already in place and there is a widespread acceptance of remote payment via the mobile handset.

 

If you are interested in more details you can download DIMOCO´s White Paper here