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.
The company said the unnamed operator is using its proprietary Digital Services Platform to launch the service.
Mobile Embrace said it will bring StarHub customers mobile-optimized digital products and services, and the ability to pay with direct carrier billing.
Some 12 million subscribers of Digi will be able to make online payments by charging the purchases to their mobile phone bill.
The company announced it has been working to bring its 3G/4G one-click billing flow coverage to India, Russia, Thailand and Egypt.
MediaShop Group, a TV and online merchant based in Austria, is the first retailer to use DOCOMO Digital direct billing product.
Viettel is the first mobile operator in Vietnam to launch mobile payments on Google Play.
The company has an agreement in place with an unnamed mobile operator in the country.
Telenor said its mobile app is installed on over 250,000 smartphones.
Boku Direct enables qualified merchants to integrate carrier billing functionality directly into their billing system.
Danal said it is assisting mobile network operators that are currently using indigenous authentication technology to transition to the GSMA's Mobile Connect product.
The companies said the new partnership brings together TeleSign's portfolio of authentication and mobile identity products with Orange's unique insights about its network and subscribers.
RoboWallet is compatible with any smartphone that runs on Android version 4.4 or higher.
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The partnership will cover nine markets including Algeria, Indonesia, Iraq, Kuwait, Myanmar, Maldives, Oman, Qatar and Tunisia.
Uganda becomes the third East African country where Safaricom has introduced services through MNO deals.
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Some 17 percent of Ghana's 27.3 million citizens now have a mobile money account.
Some 260 million mobile subscribers fall under Axiata's umbrella.
Bango Boost is intended to help mobile network operators and app stores entice consumers to buy more digital goods.