Spotify expands carrier billing in Asia with Fortumo

Spotify has expanded direct carrier billing availability in Asia thanks to a partnership with Fortumo. As part of this partnership, Fortumo has introduced a carrier billing program specifically for Spotify users in Indonesia and Philippines. "Asia leads the growth of...

Ericsson, Vodafone M-Pesa partner on water payments in Africa

Ericsson announced that it has partnered with Vodafone's M-Pesa in an effort to simplify mobile money payments and cash collection between M-Pesa and businesses, according to a press release. The first deployment under the deal will connect M-Pesa with the...

SLA Digital brings direct carrier billing to Middle Eastern video streaming service

ICFLIX, an internet streaming service serving the Middle East and North Africa, is partnering with SLA Digital to deliver direct carrier billing to more customers in the Middle East, according to a press release. Founded in 2013, ICFLIX is a...

Bango brings direct carrier billing to Microsoft Windows Store

Bango announced that it has expanded the availability of direct carrier billing for Microsoft Windows Store. For the first time, users in Finland, Norway and Hungary can make purchases from any Windows 10 device, including their Xbox One consoles, using...

Boku raises $13.75M in new funding to bolster direct carrier billing services

Boku last week announced it secured $13.75 million in venture funding to expand carrier billing across numerous carrier connections in developed and emerging markets worldwide, according to a press release. Several of Boku's existing venture investors from Silicon Valley have...

Boku extends direct carrier billing for Windows Store to UK, Italy

Boku has announced an expansion of its service that will bring direct carrier billing to Windows Store customers in the U.K. and Italy, according to a company press reelase. As part of a Microsoft integration with Boku, Windows 10 customers...

Mobile Payments Today releases new Mobile Wallet Comparison Guide

Choosing the right mobile wallet can be tricky and time consuming, but we've done the research for you! The 2016 Mobile Wallet Comparison Guide gathers in one spot a compendium of the industry's top mobile wallets, compiling their differing capabilities...

Fortumo brings direct carrier billing to Indonesia

Fortumo and Indonesia's leading digital telco, Indosat Ooredoo, today announced the launch of direct carrier billing. The partnership will enable 69.8 million Indosat Ooredoo subscribers to make online payments by charging purchases to their mobile account without the need to...

Mobile Embrace expands direct carrier billing into Norway

Mobile commerce company Mobile Embrace has expanded its international direct carrier billing operations into Norway through a new agreement with Telenor Digital, according to a Mobile Embrace press release. "[Mobile Embrace's] direct carrier billing operations continue to expand rapidly," Chris...

Direct carrier biller Dimoco acquires Hungarian SMS service

Dimoco, a direct carrier billing services provider, has announced the acquisition of the premium SMS business of Telekom New Media, a subsidiary of Magyar Telekom, a leading Hungarian telecommunications service provider. "With our recent acquisitions of businesses in France, Greece...

Deutsche Telekom connects Fortumo for direct carrier billing

Fortumo has launched direct carrier billing with the European mobile operator group Deutsche Telekom. The Czech Republic, with 6 million subscribers of T-Mobile, is the first market Fortumo will connect to its platform, according to a company press release. Overall,...

Fortumo, Orange direct carrier billing pact launches first in Poland

Fortumo and the mobile operator group Orange have announced a direct carrier billing partnership that covers 29 markets in which Orange operates, according to a press release. Poland is the first country that will see the benefits of the new...

UK consumers can use mobile numbers to buy concessions at entertainment venues

Verteda, a U.K.-based company that provides IT products to sports and entertainment venues, has announced that consumers using its Qjacker mobile mobile app to oder food and beverages at stadiums and arenas can charge purchases to their phone bill thanks...

Fortumo expands reach in Asia with Indonesia partnership

Fortumo and PT Hutchison 3 Indonesia, owner of the GSM provider 3 ("Tri"), have announced the launch of direct carrier billing in Indonesia. The partnership will allow 55.5 million Tri subscribers to make online purchases and have them charged to...

DIMOCO buys Onebip for direct carrier billing services

Direct carrier billing company DIMOCO has announced it has acquired Onebip SpA, a mobile payment company specializing in direct carrier billing services, to enhance its services and European market position, according to a press release. "The combination of Onebip's position...

Bango acquires BilltoMobile's assets from Danal

Bango, a U.K.-based direct carrier biller, announced Monday it has acquired the BilltoMobile carrier billing service and associated contracts from Danal Inc., according to a press release. As a result of the acquisition, Bango is the only processor of carrier...

Fortumo launches direct carrier billing in India with Reliance Communications

Indian mobile operator, Reliance Communications, and mobile payment platform provider Fortumo today announced the launch of direct carrier billing in India. All Reliance Communications customers will be able to make purchases for digital content and games by charging the payments...

Bango launches direct carrier billing in India with Google Play, Idea Cellular

Mobile payments company Bango PLC has implemented direct carrier billing for Google Play on behalf of Idea Cellular in India. For the first time, Android users in India will be able to charge Google Play purchases to their phone bill, a Bango press release said. Idea is the sixth largest mobile operator in the world.

Mobile operators could win $142 billion or lose big by 2020

If mobile operators are able to overcome certain barriers, they could look at a $142 billion spike in revenue by 2020, according to a new report from DOCOMO Digital and Ovum Research, entitled "Mindset changes and stakeholder collaboration are needed...

Fortumo makes push in Africa

The mobile payments company Fortumo today announced it has launched direct carrier billing in three new African markets, according to a company press release. More than 52 million people in Cote d'Ivoire, Ethiopia and Senegal can now make digital payments and have the purchases charged to their mobile phone bill.

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