With a whopping 71.6 million mobile subscribers, carrier billing is the number one digital payment method and the one with the broadest reach in France.
So finds the latest country report from carrier billing provider DIMOCO, conducted in association with Juniper Research. According to the study, goods and services can be easily billed as one-off and subscription service and within a price range of 5 cents to €30 via carrier billing and Internet Service Provider Billing.
The French digital content market is divided into four segments: publishing, eGames, home videos and music. The publishing area – including eBooks, eMagazines and eNewspapers – will increase from €1.3 billion in 2015 to €2.2 billion in 2018.
The eGames market is leading the digital content market area with an expected sale of €1.8 billion in 2015 and €2.3 billion in 2018. Home videos will double revenues from €768 million in 2015 and €1.6 billion in 2018.
In comparison to these three growing markets, the digital music segment will diminish from €133 million in 2015 to €104 million in 2018.
The entire digital content market in Europe will show a market growth of 32% from €28 billion in 2015 increasing to €37 billion in 2018. In 2015 €2.6 billion and in 2018 €7.2 billion of that amount will be billed via carrier billing in Europe.
“As the leading carrier billing provider we gain deep market insights which we happily share in our outstanding publications,” says Gerald Tauchner, DIMOCO President and CEO, adding: “France is a huge market which gives merchants a great chance to use carrier billing to boost their sales achievements.”