Direct Carrier Billing: Operator Based Billing Solution for Digital Merchants

August 17th, 2021

Direct Carrier Billing (DCB), also referred to as Direct Operator Billing (DOB), is an electronic payment method that eases the online payment process for mobile subscribers all around the world. It is a popular billing option especially in developing countries, where the usage of a debit or a credit card is not widely adopted for the purchase of online subscriptions or services.

Compared to online banking services, mobile subscribers typically have more trust in their mobile operators due to the longer term engagement with them. Mobile operators have established a strong relationship with mobile users before the introduction of internet banking. And now, they can offer digital services through Direct Carrier Billing option, which enables them to compete with App Stores worldwide.

Throughout the years, many digital merchants and digital service providers have taken advantage of DCB to expand their global coverage. In fact, this charging method is being noticed by many new players in the field as well. One of the biggest benefits of DCB is that it creates new business opportunities for digital merchants in challenging markets outside of North America and Europe, where online banking is commonly used.

Direct Carrier Billing eliminates the hassle that comes with online banking, in which the user is required to enter personal details like their name, last name, card number and address into a checkout page. With DCB, the user completes a transaction with a simple click at the checkout page and the fee of the purchased good or service is charged to their monthly bill.

Enkudo’s DCB solution is built on Telenity’s telco-grade Digital Services Platform (DSP). It offers a fast and secure payment alternative that is already integrated with major app stores and digital service providers. It provides easy onboarding, reconciliation process, automatic settlement and enhanced capping rules for digital merchants.

As a master aggregator, Enkudo bundles the powerful capabilities of its DSP platform with various kinds of digital services and offers a seamless payment experience to mobile users worldwide.

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