Digital Virgo continues to expand its Fuze Forge gaming platform in Latam. This time the launch is in the Dominican Republic with our carrier partner Claro – making it the first service the Group has launched in the country.
Thanks to the integration of Carrier Billing, Claro users in Dominican Republic will be able to access the +5000 PC games available in the gaming service and pay for their favorite content conveniently, quickly and securely through their monthly mobile bill.
In addition to its advantages, Carrier Billing is a payment method that is perfectly adapted to the reality of the region and the Dominican Republic, where only 16% of the population has a credit card while the vast majority owns a smartphone.
Regional partnership with América Móvil
The new launch is part of the regional agreement signed in 2020 with América Móvil, through which we are enriching their premium content offer in its various subsidiaries in the Region such as Mexico, Brasil, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay and Panama.
Apart from Dominican Republic, Fuze Forge gaming platform is already available in Mexico and will be rolled out in more countries in the coming months.
“The fact that America Movil trusts Digital Virgo to get the most out of Carrier Billing is without a doubt a great milestone for us. Our mission will be to continue to enrich its premium content portfolio to position its subsidiaries at the heart of the digital ecosystem in LATAM – a region with endless possibilities for mobile operators.” Edgar Lomeli, Country Manager of Mexico at Digital Virgo.
Gaming ecosystem, a growth lever for telcos
According to a report by Newzoo, the global gaming market is expected to grow from $144.4bn in 2021 to $218.8bn in 2024 – total market CAGR + 8.7% from 2019 to 2024.
In addition to a global industry growth mobile has established itself as the preferred device for gaming. In 2021, US$93.2 billion was generated via mobile and US$36.7 billion via PC.
The rollout of the 5G network in some major economies is accelerating this growth. This network could enable faster download and upload speeds, satisfying consumers’ growing desire for greater control over the quality of streaming outside the comfort of their home.
There is a natural link between 5G Gaming and Direct Carrier Billing, as users access and pay for gaming platforms from a single point. A great opportunity for telcos to position themselves as a key player of the gaming ecosystem.