GoSwiff lands mPOS deal with telecom provider

The partnership will cover nine markets including Algeria, Indonesia, Iraq, Kuwait, Myanmar, Maldives, Oman, Qatar and Tunisia.

M-Pesa expands coverage to Uganda

Uganda becomes the third East African country where Safaricom has introduced services through MNO deals.

Mobile Payments Today seeks editorial contributors, bloggers

We're looking for high-level thought leadership pieces that are free of a marketing pitch.

Ghana becomes a force in mobile money

Some 17 percent of Ghana's 27.3 million citizens now have a mobile money account.

Mobile Embrace expands direct carrier billing relationships in Asia

Some 260 million mobile subscribers fall under Axiata's umbrella.

Bango moves forward with direct carrier billing initiative

Bango Boost is intended to help mobile network operators and app stores entice consumers to buy more digital goods.

Apple makes direct carrier billing a reality in Russia

San Francisco-based direct carrier billing company Boku is working with Apple and Beeline in Russia to provide the necessary backend support for the purchases.

Mozido brings NFC mobile wallet services to Indonesia

The company will power Telkomsel's NFC-based TWallet application for its 140 million subscribers, enabling them to tap and pay with their mobile device at participating merchant locations.

Study: India surpasses 500 million unique mobile subscribers

The new report, ‘The Mobile Economy: India 2015’, finds that 13 percent of the world's mobile subscribers reside in India and that subscriber growth is forecast to outperform the regional and global averages over the coming years.

IMImobile, Airtel launch mobile billing merchant service in Africa

The new Airtel Tap2Bill service will enable content providers and merchants to utilize Airtel’s billing infrastructure to charge and bill their customers.

Qatar Airways takes off with M-Pesa

Travellers can book flights either online or at travel agents and use M-Pesa as a payment option.

Direct carrier biller DIMOCO forms new company

DIMOCO Messaging now is an independent, global, telecom carrier-grade A2P (application-to-person) mobile messaging provider with a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) license.

Fortumo expands Asian carrier billing reach

More than 55 million Vietnamese will soon be able to purchase digital content online and charge payments to their mobile phone bill thanks to a partnership between Fortumo and Viettel.

Mozido powers Deutsche Telekom's new mobile wallet

MyWallet 2.0 enables consumers to pay merchants using their NFC smartphones with credit and debit cards registered in the app.

GSMA: North America leads new mobile tech adoption

A new report highlights that the region has been an early adopter of 4G networks, which are driving considerable growth in mobile data traffic.

Verifone Mobile Money brings NFC mobile payments to Indonesia

Merchants in Indonesia including 7 Eleven, McDonald's, and Wendy's will be equipped to accept NFC mobile payments from the TCash mobile wallet.

Local MNOs contribute more than $100B to Sub-Saharan African economy

The $102 billion economic contribution in 2014 was equivalent to 5.7 per cent of the region's GDP

Philippine MNOs launch carrier billing for Windows Phone Store

More than 70 million customers of Smart and DMPI’s Sun can now charge purchases of apps and games from the Windows Phone Store to their phone bill.

Centili launches browser-based direct carrier billing in South Africa

The service enables consumers to buy online and digital items from mobile Web browsers and charge those purchases to their mobile phone bill.

Japanese coffee chain to allow direct carrier billing for gift card reloads

Ueshima Coffee Co. is partnering with Boku to add the capability.

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