DOCOMO Digital enables HUAWEI AppGallery carrier billing for Asiacell

Baghdad, Iraq

The world’s pre-eminent mobile commerce enabler, DOCOMO Digital, has enabled direct carrier billing for HUAWEI AppGallery for Asiacell, Iraq’s leading mobile carrier.

Carrier billing is an increasingly popular mode of payment for digital services, especially in emerging markets across the Middle East, enabling faster and frictionless transactions in application marketplaces such as HUAWEI AppGallery while providing better transparency and control over purchases for subscribers. Digital content consumption, including video streaming and gaming, has been steadily increasing in Iraq.

HUAWEI AppGallery is the third-largest application marketplace globally, with more than 540 million monthly active users. Huawei has committed US$1 billion to attract app developers to HUAWEI AppGallery, and the community has now grown to 2.7 million, with 300,000 of those developers based outside China.

“Asiacell is committed to bringing great customer experiences to our subscribers. Huawei phones have a large user base in Iraq, and our customers will enjoy the added convenience provided by carrier billing”

Chra Hussain

Chief Commercial Officer at Asiacell

“We are pleased to see our partnerships with Asiacell and Huawei go from strength to strength. Our state-of-the-art managed service platform is purpose-built to make integrations with application marketplaces such as HUAWEI AppGallery happen for our telco partners quickly and reliably, reducing the demands on internal teams.

Jonathan Bennett

Chief Commercial Officer at DOCOMO Digital

“Huawei is delighted to work with Asiacell and DOCOMO Digital to enable direct carrier billing for digital services purchased through HUAWEI AppGallery.

When instant card payment for digital services is not a feasible option for subscribers, direct carrier billing ensures that they can continue to enjoy their favourite digital services.”

Adam Xiao

Managing Director of Huawei Mobile Services in the Middle East and Africa, Huawei Consumer Business Group

About Asiacell

Asiacell “Brings Us Together” is the leading mobile telecommunications and digital services provider in Iraq, exceeding a subscriber base of 14.7 million satisfied customers as of 1 January 2021. Asiacell is recognised as the first mobile carrier to operate in Iraq and the first to achieve full nationwide coverage, offering quality 4G services across all Iraqi governorates. Asiacell’s network covers 99.06% of the Iraqi population, making its national network the most extensive among Iraq’s other two mobile operators. Since January 2015, Asiacell is proud to be the best internet service provider offering the highest quality network in Iraq.

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About HUAWEI AppGallery – One of the Top 3 App Marketplaces Globally

HUAWEI AppGallery is a smart and innovative ecosystem that allows developers to create unique experiences for consumers. Our unique HMS Core allows apps to be integrated across different devices, delivering more convenience and a smoother experience – and this is part of our wider “1+8+N” strategy at Huawei.

Our vision is to make HUAWEI AppGallery an open, innovative app distribution platform that is accessible to consumers, and at the same time, strictly protects users’ privacy and security while providing them with a unique and smart experience. Being one of the global top 3 app marketplaces, HUAWEI AppGallery offers a wide variety of global and local apps across 18 categories, including navigation & transport, news, social media, and others. HUAWEI AppGallery is available in more than 170 countries and regions with over 530 million monthly active users. Huawei has partnered with 2.3 million developers across the globe, and the total downloads from HUAWEI AppGallery have reached 384.4 billion times within 2020.