Polish digital games marketplace launches direct carrier billing with Fortumo

Digital games marketplace Kinguin, mobile operator Orange and mobile payments company Fortumo have announced the launch of hosted direct carrier billing in Poland. Kinguin can now collect payments from customers using the most advanced features of carrier billing — including...

Bango enables direct carrier billing for Amazon customers in Japan

Bango announced that it has enabled a new payment method for Amazon customers in Japan. Amazon customers with a KDDI or NTT Docomo mobile phone account can now pay for physical goods from Amazon.co.jp by charging the cost to their...

Centili subscription-based direct carrier billing live in Indonesia

Centili recently announced partnerships with three Indonesian telecom companies to enable direct carrier billing for subscription-based services, according to a press release. Centili said in the announcement that Indonesia has one of the fastest growing digital populations in Asia with...

Vodafone transfers 35 percent interest in Safaricom to Vodacom

Vodafone Group PLC announced earlier this month that its wholly owned subsidiary, Vodafone International Holdings B.V., has agreed to transfer part of its indirect shareholding in Safaricom Ltd. to Vodacom Group Ltd., its sub-Saharan African subsidiary. Based on the agreed...

Malaysian MNO launches Google Play carrier billing with Fortumo

Mobile payments company Fortumo and Webe, a Malaysian digital mobility services provider and subsidiary of Telekom Malaysia Berhad, have announced the launch of direct carrier billing on the Google Play app store, according to a press release. The partnership will...

Boku brings carrier billing to Windows 10 with Canadian MNO

Telus, one of Canada's largest mobile carriers, has launched a new integration with Microsoft to bring carrier billing to Windows 10 users throughout Canada thanks to a partnership with Boku, according to a company announcement. As part of the integration...

Fortumo launches new hosted direct carrier billing service for digital content providers

Fortumo has announced the launch of hosted direct carrier billing, a new payment product that enables any digital content merchant to use the most advanced features of direct carrier billing, including dynamic pricing, two-step and token-based charging, and recurring payments...

Fortumo debuts carrier billing in 3 African nations

Fortumo has expanded its carrier billing services to three new African markets, according to a press release. More than 79 million mobile phone owners in Algeria, Ghana and Tanzania now have the ability to make payments for digital services. "Africa's...

TerraPay continues global expansion with mobile remittances to Tanzania

TerraPay, a mobile-first international payment network, has obtained regulatory approval from the Bank of Tanzania to launch international money transfer services to mobile wallets in Tanzania. This means that TerraPay partners all over the world can send funds directly to...

Smartfren and Bango launch Google Play carrier billing

Direct carrier billing company Bango has announced that Smartfren, an Indonesian mobile network operator, has used the Bango platform to launch one-click carrier billing payment for Google Play customers. This launch is the 15th app store carrier billing activation through...

TNS launches multi-carrier wireless roaming solution for payment devices in North America

Transaction Network Services, a payments processing provider, has expanded its global wireless access product across North America for processors, ISOs and device manufacturers, according to a press release. GWA utilizes a PCI DSS certified infrastructure to deliver a multi-carrier, roaming...

Mobifone, Fortumo launch carrier billing on Google Play

Vietnamese mobile operator Mobifone and mobile payments company Fortumo have launched carrier billing on Google Play, according to a press release. More than 25 million Mobifone subscribers can now purchase apps and in-app content from the app store and charge...

Study: Cellular IoT device growth will hit 530M by 2022

New Berg Insight research predicts cellular Internet of Things device shipments will hit 530.1 million by 2022, with an annual growth rate of 22.7 percent. That's a healthy jump from 155.6 million units shipped in 2016, noted a press release...

Centili expands direct carrier billing partnerships in Australia

Direct carrier billing company Centili recently expanded its reach worldwide, thanks to new and extended operator partnerships, according to a press release. Centili's recent partnerships with Optus and Telstra in Australia give the company access to some 19 million potential...

Docomo Digital links with Spainish mobile parking app for carrier billing

Docomo Digital has partnered with the popular Spanish mobile ticket app e-Park to enable customers of the country's three largest mobile carriers to buy parking tickets via direct carrier billing, a first for Europe, according to a press release. The...

Pakistani video service launches direct carrier billing with Fortumo

Direct carrier billing company Fortumo and streaming platform Spellfix have announced the launch of a carrier billing partnership in Pakistan. Fortumo said in a press release that Spellfix is the only movie streaming service in Pakistan offering pay-per-view for the...

MasterCard mimics direct carrier billing model with new Veon pact

MasterCard has announced a new business relationship with Veon, a communications provider, that will bring Masterpass to the new Veon platform. Veon provides voice, fixed broadband, data and digital service to approximately 235 million customers in 12 markets. As part...

Mobile Payments Today seeks editorial contributors, bloggers

Mobile Payments Today is seeking editorial content in 2017 from industry thought leaders in the form of contributed articles and blog posts. We're looking for high-level thought leadership pieces that are free of a marketing pitch. Submissions should be between...

Mobile Payments Today publishes new mobile app guide

One of the bigger trends to emerge in 2016 was how payments became a larger focus for retailers as they attempt to keep customers within their app for the entire shopping experience. To that end, Mobile Payments Today is proud...

Malaysian MNO adds direct carrier billing with Docomo partnership

Malaysia mobile operator U Mobile has partnered with Docomo Digital to give customers the option of purchasing Google Play Store content using direct carrier billing, according to a press release. U Mobile will use Docomo's full payment enabler platform to add the new feature.

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