Global Carrier Billing Summit: Round Up

Global Carrier Billing Summit: Round Up

Carriers, payment integrators and merchants from around the world met up in London last week at the Global Carrier Billing Summit to share their progress and provide updates.

Mobile Payments Today: August's top reads

Mobile Payments Today: August's top reads

It's time for a look back at last month's most-read content on the site.

Mobile Payments Today: July's top reads

Mobile Payments Today: July's top reads

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World of Money to bring readers the latest news about financial tech

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Mobile Payments Today: May's best reads

Mobile Payments Today: May's best reads

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Mobile Payments Today: April's best reads

Mobile Payments Today: April's best reads

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Mobile Payments Today: March's best reads

Mobile Payments Today: March's best reads

It's time for a look back at last month's most-read articles and blog posts on Mobile Payments Today.

Mobile Payments Today: February's top stories

Mobile Payments Today: February's top stories

It's time for a look back at last month's most-read articles and blog posts on Mobile Payments Today.

MasterCard strengthens ties to mobile network operators

MasterCard strengthens ties to mobile network operators

The Purchase, New York-based card network has already helped MNOs such as Vodafone Ukraine, Digicel Group in the Caribbean, Viettel Telecom in Vietnam and Taiwan's Chunghwa Telecom to roll out various services related to digital payments.

The future of direct carrier billing in 2018

The future of direct carrier billing in 2018

PSD2 in Europe has already begun paving the way for new generations of payment providers and direct carrier billing services, which are offering a more compelling customer-focused strategy, compared to the existing legacy providers.

Video: Is the idea of a single mobile payments platform too far-fetched?

Video: Is the idea of a single mobile payments platform too far-fetched?

Some fintech pundits believe that mobile payments players must adopt a single, universal platform as a solid push-start toward global ubiquity. On the other side are industry-watchers who believe that uniformity is the hobgoblin of stunted innovation.

Venmo, Zelle among trending topics in 2017

Venmo, Zelle among trending topics in 2017

Mobile Payments Today takes a look at the top blog posts in 2017.

Best of 2017: Did those predictions about mobile payments come true?

Best of 2017: Did those predictions about mobile payments come true?

Mobile Payments Today takes a look back at the top features on the site throughout the past year.

How card payments are failing the international mobile market

How card payments are failing the international mobile market

Globally, the reliance on card-payment methods is failing merchants and their ability to further monetize. Despite the fact that there are 5 billion phone owners globally, there are only 1.5 billion credit card owners.

Mobile Payments Today: October's top reads

Mobile Payments Today: October's top reads

It's time for a look back at October's most-read articles and blog posts on Mobile Payments Today.

Mobile Payments Today: July's best reads

Mobile Payments Today: July's best reads

It's time for a look back at July's most-read articles and blog posts on Mobile Payments Today.

How elotes and tamales keep a cashless society at bay

How elotes and tamales keep a cashless society at bay

A Chicago neighborhood is one example of the many anomalies when it comes to the digital discussion and pushing mobile payments forward.

Mobile Payments Today: April's best reads

Mobile Payments Today: April's best reads

It's time for a look back at last month's most-read articles and blog posts on Mobile Payments Today.

Mobile Payments Today: March's best reads

Mobile Payments Today: March's best reads

It's time for a look back at last month's most-read articles and blog posts on Mobile Payments Today.

Mobile Payments Today: February's best reads

Mobile Payments Today: February's best reads

It's time for a look back at last month's most-read articles on Mobile Payments Today.

Mobile Payments Today: 2016 in review

Mobile Payments Today: 2016 in review

Was 2016 the year of mobile payments?

5 trends shaping mobile payments worldwide in 2016

5 trends shaping mobile payments worldwide in 2016

Michelle Evans, the digital consumer manager for Euromonitor International, shares some findings from the company's latest global research.

The great debate: Executives discuss the pro and cons of a cashless society

The great debate: Executives discuss the pro and cons of a cashless society

It wasn't Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump, but six payments executives took the stage last week in Chicago at Networld Media Group's Bank Customer Experience Summit to engage in a friendly debate about cash versus electronic payments.

Direct carrier billing makes the transition from digital content to physical goods (Part 2)

Direct carrier billing makes the transition from digital content to physical goods (Part 2)

In the second part of our focus on direct carrier billing, John BaRoss examines how the payment method is being used more to purchase physical goods.

The global ascension of direct carrier billing (Part 1)

The global ascension of direct carrier billing (Part 1)

John BaRoss, who has a long history in the e-commerce industry, discusses how this often overlooked payment method is still a hot commodity for telcos worldwide.

Bango's BilltoMobile acquisition puts spotlight back on direct carrier billing

Bango's BilltoMobile acquisition puts spotlight back on direct carrier billing

On the same day that U.K.-based Bango made its acquisition for $3.5 million, Las Vegas-based Axiologix Inc. announced that it had entered into a joint venture with SLA Mobile, a direct carrier biller with headquarters in Malaysia and the U.K. The next day, Austria's Dimoco purchased Italy-based Onebip for an undisclosed amount.

Mobile wallets don't have enough going for them right now

Mobile wallets don't have enough going for them right now

Richard Buckle, founder and CEO of Pyalla Technologies LLC, wrote a blog post about how he believes security concerns and an abundance of options for consumers continue to stifle widespread adoption of mobile payments.

The problems weighing down mobile payments

The problems weighing down mobile payments

Robert Brodie, co-founder and CTO of SUMO Heavy, examines some of the issues that are preventing mobile payments from really catching fire.

Asian mobile operators can disrupt the online payments industry

Asian mobile operators can disrupt the online payments industry

Gerri Kordes, chief business officer at Fortumo, believes the growing mobile population in the region is a good opportunity for operators there to take advantage of the growth.

March mobile payments 5 for 5: Mobile World Congress in focus

March mobile payments 5 for 5: Mobile World Congress in focus

It's time for a look back at the most-read articles on Mobile Payments Today in March, and what we can learn from them.

Mobile payments, IoT and wearables all the talk at Mobile World Congress

Mobile payments, IoT and wearables all the talk at Mobile World Congress

Mobile World Congress may be over, but the dust is still settling from the biggest mobile event of the year.

February mobile payments 5 for 5: EMV in the spotlight (again)

February mobile payments 5 for 5: EMV in the spotlight (again)

It's time for a look back at the most-read articles on Mobile Payments Today in February, and what we can learn from them.

Bank Customer Experience Summit slated for September

Bank Customer Experience Summit slated for September

The two-day event caters to bankers who want to transform their FI's culture, technology and environment in order to reach and retain a new generation of retail customers.

January mobile payments 5 for 5: New year, different questions

January mobile payments 5 for 5: New year, different questions

It's time for a look back at the most-read articles on Mobile Payments Today in January, and what we can learn from them.

The fintech industrial revolution is upon us

The fintech industrial revolution is upon us

This digitalized revolution is undoubtedly booming and the speed of current breakthroughs has no historical precedent, writes Xendpay Founder and CEO Rajesh Agrawal.

Digital content still rules direct carrier billing

Digital content still rules direct carrier billing

Some companies are making the payment method available for physical goods, but don't expect a widespread trend anytime soon.

Webinar: Initiatives, strategies and new approaches for payment transformation

Webinar: Initiatives, strategies and new approaches for payment transformation

As payment services organizations continue to drive some of the biggest changes in global payments, how can companies determine which strategies will work best in the future?

Mobile payments set to dominate discussions at Money 20/20

Mobile payments set to dominate discussions at Money 20/20

EMV and bank innovation also should be hot topics next week in Las Vegas, writes Mobile Payments Today Editor Will Hernandez.

A voice for mobile carrier commerce

A voice for mobile carrier commerce

One long-time industry supporter is exploring the formation of a group that would help promote the benefits of direct carrier billing and mobile money services worldwide.

LevelUp teams with Danal, Sprint for direct carrier billing

LevelUp teams with Danal, Sprint for direct carrier billing

The partnership enables LevelUp users who are Sprint subscribers to charge in-store purchases to their mobile phone.

A cashless, mobile day in London

A cashless, mobile day in London

Andrew Hull, the strategy director for Pocket App, wanted to see if he could survive without cash for 24 hours.

Mobile payments 5 for 5: Focus on loyalty and experience

Mobile payments 5 for 5: Focus on loyalty and experience

It's time for a look back at the most-read articles on Mobile Payments Today in December, and what we can learn from them.

The Kessler Effect and today's crowded payments ecosystem

The Kessler Effect and today's crowded payments ecosystem

Dan Kramer, the senior vice president of marketing and merchant services for SHAZAM, wrote about how new entrants in the marketplace can be successful.

2014 in review, part II: Security, bitcoin, carrier billing, and mPOS

2014 in review, part II: Security, bitcoin, carrier billing, and mPOS

Data breaches were a hot-button topic in 2014, maybe even more so than Apple Pay.

CardMobili brings digital wallet capabilities to MNOs

CardMobili brings digital wallet capabilities to MNOs

The company is partnering with direct carrier biller Bango to enable consumers to buy physical items and charge them to their monthly mobile bill.

Direct carrier billing for app stores represents opportunity for MNOs

Direct carrier billing for app stores represents opportunity for MNOs

Bango lays out the benefits of direct carrier billing in a recent webinar it sponsored on Mobile Payments Today.

What does Apple's new mobile wallet mean for restaurants?

What does Apple's new mobile wallet mean for restaurants?

Seth Priebatsch, LevelUp's Chief Ninja, wrote about his outlook for Apple Pay.

The direct carrier billing opportunity

The direct carrier billing opportunity

Join Bango, du and Mobile Payments Today in a live, global webinar Thursday that explores how MNOs can take advantage of this payment method.

5 for 5: Apple rules the roost

5 for 5: Apple rules the roost

It's time for a look back at the most-read articles on Mobile Payments Today in September, and what we can learn from them.

Boku acquires mopay

Boku acquires mopay

Direct carrier billing receives a major shot in the arm as the merger gives the San Francisco-based company significant reach across digital content brands.

Boku brings direct carrier billing into the physical world thanks to license

Boku brings direct carrier billing into the physical world thanks to license

San Francisco-based company partners with the three major MNOs in the U.K. to extend service beyond digital content.

MNOs face some uncertainty with mobile wallets

MNOs face some uncertainty with mobile wallets

U.K. joint-venture Weve changes direction on its plans as Apple Pay (and HCE) alter the payments value chain.

The overlooked mobile payment: direct carrier billing

The overlooked mobile payment: direct carrier billing

Technology is giving this corner of the payments market renewed energy.

Beware of BOB!

Beware of BOB!

As this very publication has made clear, Direct Operator Billing, or DOB, is "the world's most popular mobile payment method." DOB (or Direct Carrier Billing — DCB — as it is sometimes called) is the state of the art, allowing...

Who the FTC sued for fraudulent carrier billing and mobile cramming

Who the FTC sued for fraudulent carrier billing and mobile cramming

Malini Mithal of the FTC recounts recent lawsuits the agency won against fraudulent payment companies. (From the ATM & Mobile Executive Summit)

Debunking direct operator billing, Part 2

Debunking direct operator billing, Part 2

DOB lets you buy items from your phone bill, but sometimes it's a premium text message in disguise. What's the difference?

Debunking direct operator billing, Part 1

Debunking direct operator billing, Part 1

DOB lets you buy items from your phone bill, but sometimes it's a premium text message in disguise. What's the difference?

Direct Carrier Billing: The world’s most popular mobile payment [Infographic]

Direct carrier billing lets wireless subscribers place the cost of a purchase for a digital good on their monthly phone bill. It's facilitated by providers who tap into the billing systems of carriers around the world, connecting billions of consumers to a quick, easy way to make a mobile payment.

Child excesses test in-app mobile payments

Child excesses test in-app mobile payments

Parental finger-wagging falls short, but lawsuits do not mean game over ... yet

Webinar to explore payment options for MNOs in the app economy

Webinar to explore payment options for MNOs in the app economy

Bango and Telefónica Digital to discuss how MNOs can leverage their billing relationships.

Boku makes its television debut

Boku makes its television debut

Direct carrier biller Boku partners with Playjam to offer mobile payments to television gamers.

Bango confirms direct carrier billing deal with Mozilla

Bango confirms direct carrier billing deal with Mozilla

Company will provide billing and settlement services for Firefox Marketplace when it launches this year.

Boku brings new carrier billing option to 300M gamers

Boku brings new carrier billing option to 300M gamers

Carrier biller partners with online gaming platform Bigpoint.

Bango signs its 100th carrier

Bango signs its 100th carrier

With this milestone the carrier biller now connects 1 billion wireless subscribers to mobile payments.

PayOne hits Home Depot with patent infringement suit

PayOne hits Home Depot with patent infringement suit

Direct carrier biller PayOne says retailer's mobile payment acceptance infringes on its IP.

Bango raises $10M

Bango raises $10M

Company secures funding to support growth in emerging markets.

The '3X factor' of carrier billing in app store purchases

The '3X factor' of carrier billing in app store purchases

2012 was a record year in the growth of app store purchases over mobile operator billing. Google Play sales processed via carrier billing by Amdocs for leading NA operators tripled in revenues last year.

BilltoMobile adds US Cellular as a carrier partner

BilltoMobile adds US Cellular as a carrier partner

Carrier biller now connected to 90 percent of U.S. wireless subscribers.

Bango holds Nexus 2012: ‘Making money from the mobile web’

Bango holds Nexus 2012: ‘Making money from the mobile web’

Earlier this month, we at Bango held the latest in our long-running Nexus event series, in San Francisco. Bango Nexus is a prestigious, invite-only event that brings together key players shaping the mobile internet, and I’m glad to share some...

Turkish football fans test m-ticketing

Turkish football fans test m-ticketing

Carrier biller Onebip and Turkish carrier Turkcell let football fans put ticket charge on their phone bills.

Commentary: mobile payment bench testing

Commentary: mobile payment bench testing

A U.K. tech journalist tries his hand at actually using some mobile payment methods.

Which app stores keep their developers happy?

Which app stores keep their developers happy?

Bango survey on app store payment processes takes the temperature of the global developer community.

Bango brings single-click carrier billing online with Facebook

Bango brings single-click carrier billing online with Facebook

Company lets developers offer users the ability to charge digital purchases to their phone bills.

Updates to Facebook platform optimize mobile payments for developers

Updates to Facebook platform optimize mobile payments for developers

Social site makes platform changes that reflect growing imporance of mobile access and billing.

MasterCard forms mobile payment partnership with UK carrier Everything Everywhere

MasterCard forms mobile payment partnership with UK carrier Everything Everywhere

Companies ink exclusive five-year deal to accelerate mobile payments in the U.K. 

Telefónica Digital signs deals on direct carrier billing, financial services

Telefónica Digital signs deals on direct carrier billing, financial services

Spanish telecom giant announces agreements with Facebook, Google and Microsoft.

BOKU inks T-Mobile agreement

BOKU inks T-Mobile agreement

Direct carrier biller signs agreement to provide payment services to wireless provider's subscribers.

CTIA 2012: Infobip looks for a silver lining in the mobile cloud

CTIA 2012: Infobip looks for a silver lining in the mobile cloud

Silvio Kutic, CEO of Infobip, a mobile cloud service provider based in Croatia, spent a few moments with Executive Editor Joe Grove at the recent CTIA Wireless 2012 conference in New Orleans, La. He discussed the company's in-app and direct carrier billing services. 

CTIA 2012: Sepomo looks to Latin American market

CTIA 2012: Sepomo looks to Latin American market

Madrid-based Sepomo is setting its sights on the Latin American market. Founder and CEO Mike Beattie took some time during this years CTIA Wireless conference in New Orlean, La. to discuss the company's plans. 

Bango raises additional £3.25M

Bango raises additional £3.25M

Direct carrier biller sees new funding on news of strategic partnerships.

Boku signs deals with Sprint, Deutsche Telekom

Boku signs deals with Sprint, Deutsche Telekom

Carrier biller expands its footprint and hires payment veterans to spur additional growth.

BilltoMobile and Discover ink marketing agreement

BilltoMobile and Discover ink marketing agreement

Such is the developing world of mobile payments that BilltoMobile and Discover would find common purpose. The two would-be competitors from different ends of the payment spectrum have announced a marketing agreement in which they will "drive market-leading innovation and...

Google telling game developers to 'Use Google Wallet or else'

Google telling game developers to 'Use Google Wallet or else'

(UPDATED) Search giant reportedly tells developers to use its payment method or see games banned from Google Play.

Going to a concert?  Taking the train?  There’s a mobile payment for that.

Going to a concert? Taking the train? There’s a mobile payment for that.

Ticketing and transportation provide perfect use cases for mobile payments.

Was 2011 the Year of Mobile Payments?

Was 2011 the Year of Mobile Payments?

2011 may not have been the year of mobile payments, but it certainly was a year of mobile payments.

RAMP: Enabling NFC with stickers

RAMP: Enabling NFC with stickers

Waspit's Danielle Dalkie talks about her company's mobile payments/NFC solution, as well as her company's unusual name.

RAMP: Nuances of direct carrier billing

RAMP: Nuances of direct carrier billing

BOKU's Eliana Sur talks about following the money when it comes to customers paying for goods and services through their mobile service provider.

Is direct operator billing the next big thing in mobile payments?

Is direct operator billing the next big thing in mobile payments?

Allowing consumers to put purchases on their phone bill has advantages, so how big will it get?

PaymentOne and BeautifulPeople.com make a match

PaymentOne and BeautifulPeople.com make a match

Offering mobile payments to pretty people is first step in larger strategy for PaymentOne.

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