DIMOCO Unveils “The Future of Digital Payments in Europe” at Mobile World Congress 2017

White paper features essential appraisal of the key trends for both carrier billing and payment services in a rapidly developing digital payments marketplace

 Barcelona & Vienna 27 February 2017 – DIMOCO today announces the release of the 2017 publication of “The Future of Digital Payments in Europe” white paper at Mobile World Congress.

 Developed in a joint effort between DIMOCO and Juniper Research, this year’s report marks the fourth annual publication of DIMOCO’s white paper to provide comprehensive insights into the European digital payment market.

 The publication presents the primary factors shaping industry growth and assessing the opportunities presented by emerging payment mechanisms, including carrier billing, credit and debit cards, SEPA direct debit and SEPA credit transfers. Insights also include a series of recommendations for current and prospective players across the payments value chain.

“Online merchants are facing a real threat of losing customers over lack of payment choices,” said Gerald Tauchner, president & CEO. “As competition in the online space intensifies, merchants that offer payment choices and an optimal payment experience will not only ensure the acquisition of a single transaction, but more importantly a loyal customer for the long term.”

Additional takeaways from “The Future of Digital Payments in Europe” 2017 publication includes:

Mobile Payment Market Growth on the Rise:

  • In 2015, the value of mobile and online physical, virtualised and digital goods sales in Europe passed the €500 billion mark for the first time, reaching €570 billion.
  • Overwhelmingly, the momentum for growth comes from the mobile devices becoming primary mechanisms for the access, payment and (for digital goods) delivery of services.

Carrier Billing Revenue Forecast Shows Significant Growth:

  • Revenues from digital content billed via carrier billing in Europe will increase sharply to more than €11.5 billion by 2021 (average annual increase of 27%)
  • Carrier billing is believed to account for around 21% of all European digital content billing by 2021 (presently 11%)

 Industry Growth and Legislation Drive Increasing Need for Payment Services:  

  • European credit/debit card spend on digital content will reach €36 billion by 2021 (average annual increase of 7.9%)
  • With the increasing liberalisation of the European payments market, enshrined in key legislation such as PSD (Payments Service Directive) and PSD2, the traditional banking monopoly of offering SEPA direct debit services has eroded, allowing payment service providers to enter the space.


Show attendees can collect a copy of the publication at the DIMOCO exhibition stand at the Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona, February 27 to March 2, at the App Planet Hall 8.1, stand #8.1A67 or download a copy.



DIMOCO unites three business entities under one umbrella brand – DIMOCO Carrier Billing, DIMOCO Mobile Messaging and DIMOCO Payment Services.


DIMOCO Carrier Billing is a European-wide regulated payment institute for carrier billing. The Fintech Company is a trusted partner of local and global mobile networks and enables almost 1 billion European subscribers to purchase goods and services from merchants and aggregators with their mobile devices which are charged via the operators’ billing system.


DIMOCO Messaging provides carrier-grade, high quality messaging products, enabling clients to communicate to their customers on a truly global scale. DIMOCO leverages relationships with mobile network operators and in-country partners to offer clients direct connectivity while combining local market expertise with fast message delivery.


DIMOCO Payment Services is a payment service provider that processes payments, including card, online bank transfers and SEPA direct debit, for eCommerce merchants. DIMOCO offers a combination of payment methods, tailored industry-specific solutions, transaction risk management tools and flexible value added services.


More information:                     dimoco.eu

Blog:                                        blog.dimoco.eu

Twitter:                                     @Dimoco





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Press contact:


DIMOCO Europe GmbH

Charlotte Newby

+43 1 33 66 888 – 2059



VisiTech for DIMOCO Europe GmbH

Kendra Westerkamp



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