Taiwanese officials question security for text-based mobile payments

Taiwanese lawmakers are questioning the National Communications Commission's policy that requires two-way authorization when consumers make mobile payments involving small-ticket items. Regulators concluded the procedure does not reduce fraud enough, according to a report in the Taipei Times. The commission...

TreSensa gaming platform adds mobile-carrier billing through Fortumo

Game development and distribution platform TreSensa today announced it has partnered with mobile payments company Fortumo to bring in-app mobile-carrier billing to TreSensa's gaming network, according to a press release. "In-app purchasing has become the industry standard business model for...

Bubbly pops cork on direct carrier billing for messaging app

Bubbly, a Singapore-based company behind a mobile social network and messaging app, reportedly has launched direct carrier billing to enable users to make in-app purchases, according to a report from TechCrunch. "Ninety-two percent of prepaid card users in Asia have less than $1 on their cards at any given time.

India MNOs add in-app purchase capability with mopay partnership

Mopay announced its entry into the Indian market with an HTML5 in-app billing solution, the company said in a press release on Monday. Mopay is launching the HTML5-for-mobile version of its direct carrier billing platform on all large Indian carriers....

Bango expands direct carrier billing to more countries

Bango announced in a press release earlier this week that since the beginning of the year it has enabled direct carrier billing capabilities for mobile app store partners with Saudi Telecom and Mobily in Saudi Arabia, Mobinil in Egypt, Telkom...

Boku to provide direct carrier billing for parking and mobile ticketing in Europe

Direct carrier biller Boku Inc. and sunhill technologies, a leader in European parking and mobile ticketing services, today announced a partnership to make direct carrier billing available worldwide for sunhill's services. Germany-based sunhill provides mobile solutions to customers seeking cashless alternatives for parking.

Deutsche Telekom inks carrier billing agreement with mopay

Munich-based mopay, a provider of cellphone and landline account billing solutions for online merchants, has announced a carrier billing partnership with Deutsche Telekom. The agreement will allow mopay to connect directly to Deutsche Telekom's international payment hub, the Service Delivery...

Single Click mobile operator billing service from txtNation launches in Sweden

Mobile billing and messaging company txtNation has launched its Single Click mobile Web payment service for use with Swedish m-wallet WyWallet, the company said on its blog. WyWallet is operated by T4 Sverige, a joint venture between Sweden's four mobile...

UK government innovation agency funds Voicekey m-commerce solution

Voice-based mobile authentication provider Voicekey has been awarded the second phase of a small business research initiative m-commerce contract by the U.K. government's innovation agency, the Technology Strategy Board. SBRI contracts are being promoted by the Home Office, the U.K.

Mopay signs carrier billing deal with SingTel

Mopay, a provider of cellphone and landline carrier billing payment services for online merchants, has signed an agreement with SingTel, one of Asia's largest telcos. The deal will allow SingTel customers to make purchases with Munich-based mopay's carrier billing technology...

Carrier biller Bango sets up in Interxion's London data center

The U.K.-based mobile payments provider Bango has opened a point-of-presence at Interxion's London data center. Through direct operator billing, Bango enables brands such as Mozilla, BlackBerry, Facebook and Microsoft to charge for goods via mobile phones without the need to...

Bango opens Singapore hub for direct operator billing

Cambridge, U.K.-based Bango, a provider of direct operator billing technology, has opened an office in Singapore to act as its regional operating hub. Bango said the new office will support its activities across Asia Pacific. Bango integrates with mobile network...

SingTel, Boku in direct carrier billing alliance

The Asian telecoms group SingTel has announced a partnership with Boku to launch direct carrier billing in Singapore. The new service will enable SingTel's postpaid subscribers in Singapore to pay for mobile purchases directly from participating merchants via their mobile...

SingTel partners with Mobile Embrace for direct carrier billing

SingTel will offer direct carrier billing to its post-paid customers in Singapore via a partnership with Mobile Embrace, an Australian supplier of mobile marketing, advertising and m-payments technology. Mobile Embrace said its technology will let SingTel post-paid customers buy mobile-optimized...

Onebip wins European Games Group mobile payments deal

The mobile payments company Onebip has been selected by European Games Group as the exclusive provider of mobile payments for its games in key European countries, including the U.K., France, Greece and Poland. Owned by Rome-based Neomobile, Onebip provides mobile...

DOB startup Coda Payments expanding in Asia

Direct carrier biller Coda Payments has raised $2.3 million in Series A funding and plans to expand to Malaysia and Singapore, according to TechInAsia.com. Since launching in March, the Singapore-based startup has partnered with more than 30 digital content providers...

Boku buys Qubecell, breaks into Indian carrier billing market

The mobile payments provider Boku is set to enter the Indian market with its acquisition of Qubecell, one of that country's leading direct carrier billers. The deal was announced today.

Online music service Deezer adds Boku carrier billing option

The streaming music service Deezer will partner with direct carrier biller Boku to let German users pay for subscription services through their mobile phones. The billing option is available through all of the country's mobile operators. Deezer provides unlimited access...

Mobile payments impacting Philippine typhoon relief

Numerous aid efforts are underway to help the Philippines after it was ravaged by Typhoon Haiyan, and mobile payments are playing a key role. According to Quartz, a team from the non-profit Télécoms Sans Frontières was on the ground before...

Vodafone cuts carrier billing option for Google Play

The European carrier Vodafone has apparently dropped direct carrier billing in the Google Play Store for customers in the U.K., German, Italy and Spain, according to Android Police. Vodafone has disappeared from a list of carrier billing partners on the...

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