Kyrgyzstan Mobile Billing and Messaging Overview


Billing Type: MO

Subscriptions: No

Micropayments: Yes

Shared Price Points: 1.20 USD

0.08 USD, 1.20 USD, 3.60 USD, 5.00 USD available on request.

Dedicated Price Points: N/A

Standard rate Price Points: Not available.

Regulator: Ministry of Transport and Communications of the Kyrgyz Republic

Approvals/Fees Required: No

Country Info

Population: 6,019,480

Subscribers: 6,600,000

Mobile Penetration Rate: 48.1%

Average Individual Income: $8,850

VAT Rate: 12%

Withholding Tax: 0%

Network Information:

Carriers: Subscribers: Market Share:
MegaCom 2,700,000 43.65%
Skymobile 1,928,596 35.28%
Aktel 958,100 17.53%
Katel 100,000 2.85%
Nexi 49,000 0.54%
Nur Telecom 8,286 0.15%


Regulation Overview

Regulator: Ministry of Transport and Communications of the Kyrgyz Republic

Regulator Website:

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?: No

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

Permitted Content

Adult Permissible: Yes   Bikini only.

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: Yes

Spend Limits

Maximum Transactional Value: 1 x Line value

Subscriptions Limit: N/A

Daily Billing Limit: No known limit.

Customer Care

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


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: No

Bulk SMS: Yes

Push Messaging: Yes

USSD Messaging: No

USSD Menus (Sessions): No

Bulk Messaging

Alpha sender ID: Yes   Excludes Megacom.

Numeric sender ID: Yes

Alpha numeric sender ID: Yes   Excludes Megacom for Alpha.

Shortcode sender ID: Yes

Sender IDs filtered: Yes   Megacom sender ID filtering.

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.