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Streaming video disrupting live sports broadcasting
Amazon has been steadily increasing the number of live sports broadcasts it offers as part of its Prime Video subscription package over the last few years. And its strategy may represent yet another challenge for cable TV amid the growing popularity of their streaming video services with consumers. Amazon subscribers in the US get access […]
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The Alternative Payments Landscape in India
Although India still remembers being heavily cash-centric, the recent few years have driven it further down the cashless payment road. In our recent case study, we’re looking at how India’s alternative payment landscape is shaping today and where it is expected to go in the nearest future.
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The Alternative Payments Landscape in Germany
If you live in Germany or have ever visited, you’ll know that – contrary to what you might expect – there are still many places that only accept cash, even in the capital. Germans are notorious for being heavy cash users. This has been changing lately, though, and the COVID pandemic probably had its share in it. In our latest case study, we’re looking at the dynamics of that change.
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The Alternative Payments Landscape in Indonesia
Indonesia is one of the fastest-growing mobile commerce markets in the world. But it also presents its specific challenges when it comes to the wider adoption of digital payments. In this case study, we’re taking a closer look at both the challenges and opportunities the Indonesian market brings to merchants and payment service providers.
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mCommerce needs smarter fraud protection
Online sales have boomed during the pandemic, but so too has eCommerce fraud as hackers prey on people new to online shopping who have little choice but to buy more of their goods and services over the Internet as physical stores have remained closed. Figures compiled by risk management and research firm Lexis Nexis last […]
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The Alternative Payments Landscape in UK
The UK is likely Europe’s mobile-forward market, with contactless payments steadily growing since around 2014. UK consumers have been relatively quicker to adopt digital payments than others in the region. In this case study, we’re looking at the reasons for this, as well as the trends and outlook for the future of alternative payment methods in the United Kingdom.
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The Alternative Payments Landscape in Turkey
Located at the intersection of Asia and Europe, with a young, smartphone-centric population, Turkey has been growing its digital wallet adoption and digital payment innovation overall. In our latest case study devoted to alternative payments in Turkey, we’re taking a closer look at the country’s current mobile payments landscape.
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Healthy growth for direct carrier billing to continue
The value of goods and services purchased using direct carrier billing (DCB) will steadily increase over the next five years, reports research company Omdia (formerly Ovum). However, electronic wallets (eWallets) are fast becoming a significant contender in the well-contested alternative payments space. Omdia’s Global Carrier-Billing Forecast Report, 2020-25, observes renewed interest in DCB on account […]
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The delicate balance between SVOD ARPU and user growth
The declining average revenue per user (ARPU) for subscription video on demand (SVOD) services like Disney+ and Netflix reflect the intense competition for subscribers amongst streaming service providers. And they also exacerbate the continuing imbalance of income provided by current tariff structures set against the high cost of creating new, unique and exclusive content to […]
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The Alternative Payments Landscape in Brazil
Brazil is long-dubbed South America’s fintech heart, with a large part of the population comprised by young, extremely online, and smartphone-savvy consumers. In one of our latest case studies, we’re examining the growth of digital payments in Brazil in the last year and the outlook for the future.
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The Alternative Payments Landscape in Saudi Arabia
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is well on its way to becoming the centre of the Middle East’s e-commerce and fintech aspirations. We’ve taken a closer look at how that’s going and the factors that play a significant role in developing alternative digital payment methods in this country.
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COVID-19 pushes QR code payment adoption
Most contactless payments saw a surge in adoption in 2020, and QR codes were in the vanguard. Smartphone-enabled apps appear to have gained particular traction with smaller retailers and merchants, which found they could quickly deploy cashless QR codes to address COVID-19 concerns and lockdown restrictions without installing additional point of sale (POS) infrastructure. It […]