Kazakhstan Mobile Billing and Messaging Overview


Billing Type: MO

Subscriptions: No

Micropayments: Yes

Shared Price Points: 136.00 KZT, 712.50 KZT, 610.70 KZT

75 KZT, 170 KZT, 197 KZT, 325 KZT, 375 KZT, 500 KZT, 535 KZT, 600 KZT, 700 KZT available on request.

Dedicated Price Points: 136.00 KZT, 610.70 KZT, 712.50 KZT

Standard rate Price Points: Not available.

Regulator: Ministry of Communication and Information.

Approvals/Fees Required: No

Country Info

Population: 17,987,736

Subscribers: 6,600,000

Mobile Penetration Rate: 39.2%

Average Individual Income: $13,001

VAT Rate: 12%

Withholding Tax: 0%

Network Information:

Carriers: Subscribers: Market Share:
Kcell 11,600,000 48.32%
Beeline 7,500,000 34.71%
Tele2 350,000 11.59%
Altel 200,000 5.38%


Regulation Overview

Regulator: Ministry of Communication and Information.

Regulator Website: http://mtc.gov.kz/index.php/en/

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   Max 3 MOs.

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: Yes

Voting: No

Chat: No

Mobile Content: Yes

Info Messages: Yes

Alerts: No

Physical Goods: No

Charitable Services: Yes

Spend Limits

Subscriptions Limit: N/A

Daily Billing Limit: No limit.

Weekly Billing Limit: No 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: Yes

Bulk SMS: Yes

Push Messaging: Yes

USSD Messaging: No

USSD Menus (Sessions): No

Bulk Messaging

Alpha sender ID: Yes   Dalacom only.

Numeric sender ID: Yes   Excludes Beeline.

Alpha numeric sender ID: Yes   Exceptions above.

Shortcode sender ID: Yes   Excludes Beeline.

Sender IDs filtered: Yes   Kcell & Neo sender ID filtered.

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.