Direct Carrier Billing Index reveals the most favorable countries for DCB growth in the MEA region

The first one DCB The index developed by Evina and Telecoming ( is released today; Bahrain, Egypt and Qatar are the most attractive markets for DCB, at the top of the index; The innovative tool measures the maturity of this mobile payment method in 18 countries; The development of DCB Index is one of the commitments established in the alliance signed at the start of the year by the two companies.

Evina analysts (, experts in DCB protection, and Telecoms, experts in DCB implementation, developed the first Direct Carrier Billing (DCB) Index ( This rating aims to provide market participants with a comprehensive overview of the current state of the DCB company and its global potential.

Bahrain, Egypt and Qatar topped the list according to the results of the first DCB Index created to measure the evolution of this market in MEA. The innovative tool [1] uses 4 KPIs focused on fraud protection, mobile payments innovation, DCB Penetration levels, and DCB Growth potential.

As a result, the DCB Index establishes a ranking based on the score obtained by each country. It is presented on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being the lowest indicator and 5 the most advanced pointer.

According to the analysis, Bahrain (3,7) is distinguished by its vast DCB fraud protection. The country shows full support for DCB, given that all local mobile operators have implemented this payment technology, yet innovation remains a weak point to be developed.

Local mobile operators and traders work together to promote DCB as an efficient means of payment in Egypt (3.3). It is a real breeding ground for the development of DCB, and efforts must continue to strengthen DCB protection to realize its full potential. Forward-thinking MNOs have enabled in-app purchases in Qatar (3.2). Its innovative global approach to mobile payments, such as paying employees via mobile money, demonstrates the country’s predisposition to implement new uses of DCB.

According to the index, mobile payment partnerships focused on DCB develop in Kenya, while Morocco shows a large margin of growth in DCB Innovation.

South Africa has a high DCB but had to deal with fraudulent attempts at mobile payment. Therefore, increased protection is vital for the sustainable development of DCB as a simple and reliable means of payment in the region.

According to Roberto Monge, COO Telecoms, DCB is increasingly present in the digital economy of the region. This innovative indicator shows that many countries are on the right track. The technology is already in place, but there are still challenges to overcome. All players in the payment technology industry must work together to develop a new reliable, secure and stable mobile economy that benefits the entire market ”, said Monge.

David Lotfi, founder and CEO of Evina, declares: “the DCB The index indicates that fraud on DCB remains a major obstacle for countries that maximize the potential of direct operator billing.“Lotfi adds,”these results strongly suggest that anti-fraud measures need to be implemented in a more comprehensive and consistent manner so that DCB Not only becomes a widely used effortless payment method, but a bigger revenue stream for mobile gamers. “

[1] The figures provided are estimates based on algorithms calculated from Evina sensors and Telecoming Intelligence data. The DCB The index is intended for informational purposes only.

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Telecoming.

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About telecoms:
Telecoming is a global company deploying a full suite of technologies for the monetization of digital services. It seamlessly integrates revenue generation tools based on user acquisition, user engagement and business optimization into a scalable, flexible and secure platform. Leader in the digital content economy since 2008, Telecoming is now present in 27 countries. The London Stock Exchange has recognized the company as one of the most inspiring European organizations. In addition, it is among the fastest growing European companies, according to Morningstar’s Inc. 5,000 rankings. For more information, please visit:

About Evina:
Evina offers the most advanced cybersecurity for mobile payments. Evina’s anti-fraud technology was created by a group of engineers and monetization specialists for MNOs, merchants and payment gateways to fight fraud and conquer new markets. Evina’s anti-fraud solutions secure over 16 million transactions every day, decrease complaint rates, maximize the number of legitimate transactions and increase revenue. Evina received the Gold Award for Best Financial Compensation Solution in 2021 from the Juniper Awards and Best DCB Anti-fraud solution in 2020 and 2021 at the Global Carrier Billing Summit. More info on:

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