Georgia Mobile Billing and Messaging Overview

Overview

Billing Type: MO

Subscriptions: No

Micropayments: Yes

Shared Price Points: 1.20 GEL, 1.85 GEL, 4.94 GEL

Dedicated Price Points: 1.20 GEL, 1.85 GEL, 4.94 GEL

Regulator: Georgian National Communications Commission

Approvals/Fees Required: No

Country Info

Population: 3,718,200

Subscribers: 5,600,000

Mobile Penetration Rate: 48.1%

Average Individual Income: $5,491

VAT Rate: 18%

Withholding Tax: 0%

Network Information:

Carriers: Subscribers Market Share (If MVNO, using:)
Geocell 2,032,000 38.54%
Magti 2,105,000 30.26%
Mobitel 951,900 18.06%
Aquafon 429,700 8.16%
A-Mobile 262,300 4.98% Beeline (Russia)

Regulations

Regulation Overview

Regulator: Georgian National Communications Commission

Regulator Website: www.gncc.ge

Opt-in Possibilities

Web (PIN) Opt-in: No

WORAR (Requiring a Reply): Yes

Single MO Shortcode Opt-in: Yes

In-app Billing: Yes

Multi-billing - Are you able to send multiple MOs?: Yes   Approval required.

Multi-billing - Are you able to send multiple MTs?: No

Permitted Content

Adult Permissible: No

Mobile Gambling /mCasino (Real money): No

Sportsbook (Real money): No

Virtual Gambling (Virtual credit): Yes

Lottery (Real money): No

Competitions: No

Voting: Yes

Chat: Yes

Mobile Content: Yes

Info Messages: Yes

Alerts: No

Physical Goods: No

Charitable Services: No

Spend Limits

Subscriptions Limit: N/A

Daily Billing Limit: No known limit.

Weekly Billing Limit: No known limit.

Customer Care

Minimum Type Required: E-Mail (24hr Response)

Technology

Available Technologies

Premium MO SMS: Yes

Premium MT SMS: No

WAP Billing: No

Direct Operator Billing: No

MSISDN Forwarding: No

IVR Billing: Yes

Number Lookup (HLR): Yes

Number Lookup (VLR) /(RTLU): Yes

VSIM/Longcode: Yes

Bulk SMS: Yes

Push Messaging: Yes

USSD Messaging: No

USSD Menus (Sessions): No

Bulk Messaging

Alpha sender ID: Yes

Numeric sender ID: Yes

Alpha numeric sender ID: Yes

Shortcode sender ID: Yes

Sender IDs filtered: No

Handset Delivery reports: Yes

SMSC Delivery report: No

Binary: Yes

Concatenated Messages: Yes

Character Encoding: Yes   Full SMPP v3.4

Character Sets Supported: Yes   0×00(Default GSM encoding), 0×01(US-ASCII), 0×02(Binary), 0×03(ISO8859-1-Latin-1), 0×04(Binary), 0×08(UCS2/UTF-16BE)

Submit_multi: Yes

Maximum validity periods: 48 hours   Which is the recommended value.

Traffic type exclusions?: No exclusions other than no illegal services or content.