Slovenian communications provider to offer direct carrier billing

Telekom Slovenije, a communications service provider in Slovenia, and Fortumo have launched direct carrier billing for the Google Play app store, according to a press release. More than 1 million Telekom Slovenije customers can now charge payments on Google Play...

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.

Fortumo provides Google Play direct carrier billing to Vietnamese MNO

Vietnamese mobile operator Vietnamobile (part of Hutchison Asia Telecom Group) and direct carrier billing company Fortumo have announced the launch of direct carrier billing in the Google Play app store. Thanks to the partnership, more than 10 million Vietnamobile subscribers...

Boku expands carrier billing to Windows 10 devices on Orange France

Boku has extended an agreement with Microsoft to bring direct carrier billing to all Windows 10 devices on Orange France, including Windows phones, Surface tablets, PCs and laptops, according to a press release. As part of the expanded integration with...

Info2cell expands direct carrier billing connections in partnership with SLA Digital

SLA Digital and Info2cell have partnered to bring direct carrier billing to more of their customers, according to a press release. Info2cell is one of the largest mobile application developers in the Middle East and North Africa with connections to...

Boku provides direct carrier billing in Japan for Spotify

Boku has announced that direct carrier billing subscriptions for music streaming service Spotify, which launched in Japan in September, are now available across the country's three largest carriers, according to a press release. In partnership with KDDI, Softbank and NTT...

Telenor, Fortumo extend direct carrier billing partnership to Hungary and Bulgaria

Fortumo and mobile operator Telenor have launched a direct carrier billing partnership in Hungary and Bulgaria, according to a press release. Starting today, more than 6 million subscribers of Telenor in the two markets will be able to make payments...

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...

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...

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