Juniper Research: Carrier billing transactions to reach $47B by 2020

Juniper Research predicted that the value of digital content transactions paid for by carrier billing will reach $47 billion (€42.5 billion) by 2020, up from just below $11.3 billion in 2015. The research company said Apple's decision to test carrier billing in Germany and Russia is likely to herald a substantial number of further deployments in the medium term. However, it also noted that the practice by operators of setting daily or monthly carrier bill spend limits at a low level to minimise exposure to fraud or compensation claims was counterproductive as it constrained users in what they could buy. Report