Juniper Research Predicts Mobile Operators to Spend Over $4.8bn Implementing Convergent Prepaid/Postpaid Charging Solutions 2006-2011

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Juniper Research predicts that mobile operators will spend over $4.8 billion with external solution suppliers on implementing convergent prepaid/postpaid charging solutions over the 2006 to 2011 period.

Juniper Research predicts that mobile operators will spend over $4.8 billion with external solution suppliers on implementing convergent prepaid/postpaid charging solutions over the 2006 to 2011 period. Expenditure is forecast to grow from just under $300 in 2006 to over $1.1 billion in 2011.

Report Author, Bruce Gibson says "these figures are actually very conservative. They do not include "internal" spend, but still represent substantial expenditure on the part of operators, which is good news for charging solution suppliers and systems integrators. It will take a time for the market to gain traction, but the domino effect will keep driving growth as operators strive to achieve and maintain the competitive advantage afforded by such charging solutions".

A lot of emphasis to date has been on deployments in developing markets which are heavily dependent on prepaid charging and on implementations in greenfield sites. Whilst these deployments will continue to offer good opportunities for suppliers, the greatest revenue opportunities over the next five years are likely to arise in slower growing, and highly competitive European markets with more complex integration requirements.

  •     External spend by European operators on convergent mobile charging solutions is forecast to grow from just over $100 million in 2006 to over $350 million per annum by 2009.

  •     Over the whole period 2006 to 2011 cumulative external spend by European operators is forecast to be in excess of $1.6 billion, 34% of the global total.

The next largest region in terms of cumulative expenditure is expected to be the Rest of the World region, containing the developing markets of Africa, Middle East and Russia. This region contains a large number of countries and mobile operators and is expected to account for 25% of global expenditure on convergent mobile charging solutions 2006 to 2011. Substantial expenditure can also be expected in the Asia-Pacific and Latin American markets, but the North American market is forecast to be the least lucrative market for suppliers over the period.

For a free whitepaper and further details of the new study 'Mobile Convergent Charging Solutions, 2006-2011' visit http://www.juniperresearch.com. Alternatively contact Michele Ince, Telephone +44 (0) 1256 830002/476200.

Juniper Research provides analytical services to the global hi-tech communications sector, providing analyst reports, consultancy and industry surveys.

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