Safaricom opposes proposed tax hike on mobile money transfers in Kenya

Safaricom CFO Sateesh Kamath said Monday that the company firmly opposes a proposed tax hike on mobile phone transfers that the Kenyan government wants to impose to help raise revenues, according to a Reuters report. "Increased excise duty on mobile...

3 companies team up to deliver real-time mobile digital payments between Botswana and Zimbabwe

Orange Money Botswana and EcoCash earlier this year launched a partnership to enable better and more affordable access to digital money transfers between Zimbabwe and Botswana. The service now enables Zimbabwean diaspora, living in Botswana, to use their Orange Money...

Smart bike sharing company enables Fortumo's messaging platform

China-based Mobike, which describes itself as a smart bike sharing company, announced it is now using Fortumo's messaging platform to authenticate users and share service-related messages through SMS in more than 15 countries, according to a press release. Mobike said...

Bango launches direct carrier billing with Entel in Chile

Bango has announced that millions of Entel subscribers in Chile are now able to pay using their phone bill for the massive array of content and services sold in Google Play, including Minecraft, Tinder and Google Play Music, according to...

Fortumo connects with Norway MNO for direct carrier billing

Mobile operator Telia Norway (part of Telia Group) and mobile technology company Fortumo have launched direct carrier billing for Google Play. More than 2 million Telia Norway subscribers can now pay for content from the app store by charging purchases...

Playwing signs with SLA Digital for direct carrier billing

Independent game developer and publisher Playwing is teaming up with SLA Digital to enable direct carrier billing payments for their gaming platform across the Middle East and Asia, according to a press release. Playwing launched its service with SLA Digital...

SLA Digital inks pact with Telenor Group for direct carrier billing

Direct carrier biller SLA Digital and Telenor Group, one of the world's largest mobile telecommunications service providers, have signed a global framework agreement making SLA Digital a delivery agent for digital content to a number of Telenor subsidiaries across Europe...

SLA Digital partners with Vuclip to enable carrier billing across emerging markets

SLA Digital has partnered with Vuclip, a premium video-on-demand service provider for emerging markets, to make Vuclip's Viu service available to more customers via carrier billing, according to a press release. "This exciting partnership with Vuclip enables us to expand...

Fortumo partners with Apigate to launch content services in Cambodia

Fortumo and Apigate, a subsidiary of Axiata Digital, have partnered to launch content services in Cambodia via Smart Axiata's direct carrier billing API, according to a press release. This collaboration will enable Smart subscribers to purchase digital content and games...

RGK Mobile signs direct carrier billing agreement with Axiata Digital in Asia

Axiata Digital, through its API gateway service called APIGate, is partnering with RGK Mobile to help integrate two of its major carriers in the region, according to a press release. RGK Mobile will work with Axiata Digital to launch new...

Docomo Digital partners with Safaricom to launch Google Play purchases via M-Pesa

Docomo Digital has partnered with Safaricom to give customers the option to pay for content on the Google Play Store using M-Pesa, according to a press release. The integration, which is powered by Docomo Digital's mobile commerce enabling platform using...

PayKey brings mobile experience tool to mobile operators

PayKey, which calls itself a social banking product provider, has launched its Social Telco product and Mobile Smart Keyboard, which will be demoed during next week's Mobile World Congress 2018, according to a press release. At the core of PayKey's...

Fortumo launches carrier billing with Deutsche Telekom in Slovakia

The mobile operator group Deutsche Telekom and mobile technology company Fortumo have announced the launch of direct carrier billing in Slovakia, according to a press release. Some 2 million Telekom Slovakia subscribers can now make payments in app stores, games...

Bango partners with Netflix for direct carrier billing in Mexico

Bango has partnered with Netflix to launch carrier billing for Netflix subscriptions in Mexico, according to a press release. Customers who sign up to Netflix can now pay using their pre- or post-paid mobile phone bill. Enabled by Bango, carrier...

Myanmar MNO signs carrier billing deal with Fortumo

Ooredoo Myanmar, a telecom provider in Myanmar, has announced a direct carrier billing partnership with Fortumo, according to a press release. All Ooredoo customers can now make payments for digital content including app stores, streaming services and games by charging...

Bango expands carrier billing for Windows Store and Xbox One across Europe, US

Bango has expanded the availability of direct carrier billing for Windows Store and Xbox One to over 200 million subscribers across Europe and the U.S., according to a press release. European launches for Windows 10 carrier billing through the Bango Platform include EE in the UK, Base in Belgium and 3 in Italy.

Fortumo launches messaging platform to strengthen direct carrier billing services

Direct carrier billing company Fortumo has launched a global messaging platform to enhance the company's products, according to a press release. The platform will give merchants the ability to reach consumers through messaging in more than 100 countries. "Fortumo has...

Bango links with Nigeria MNO for direct carrier billing on Google Play

Bango announced it has launched direct carrier billing for Google Play users with mobile operator 9mobile in Nigeria, according to a press release. Through the 9mobile 9pay wallet, customers in Nigeria can pay media, games, apps and digital content in...

Bango extends carrier billing for Amazon customers in Japan

Bango is expanding direct carrier billing availability to Japanese customers of Amazon Prime and Prime Student membership programs following the launch of direct carrier billing for Amazon retail customers in Japan earlier this year. Amazon customers with an NTT DOCOMO...

Bango brings direct carrier billing to Egypt

Bango is expanding its operations in Africa via a partnership with Victory Link in Egypt.

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