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...

Pilot project brings carrier billing to the parking lot

The carrier biller Boku and PassportParking, a provider of integrated cloud-based parking solutions, are running a pilot project to let drivers pay for parking via SMS. Boku said the partnership marks the first time carrier billing has been used to...

Zain taps SLA carrier billing solution for Africa, ME

The telco Zain Group, active in eight markets across the Middle East and Africa, will add services to let customers pay for digital goods through their monthly bill. Zain said the solution, provided by carrier biller SLA Mobile, is among...

Migrant video provider turns to Bango for mobile payment solution

SyQic, which provides country-themed video content, will partner with direct carrier biller Bango to let customers buy content on their mobile devices. Through its "Yoonic" brand, SyQuic serves international migrant audiences with content from their "home" countries. The new partnership,...

Buy Game Credit, txtNation pair up to enable mobile payments for Xbox games

The direct carrier billing and messaging company txtNation has a new arrangement with BuyGameCredit.com that lets the gaming company accept mobile payments for Xbox points and Gold Memberships. According to a news release from txtNation, the points can be used...

Carrier biller Boku opens three offices in Asia Pacific region

The carrier billing and cross-platform mobile payments provider Boku Inc. has opened new offices in Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo, the company announced today, with plans for more offices in the Asia-Pacific region in the coming years. Direct carrier billing allows...

Fortumo, MNO partner to enable mobile payments for Ukrainian gamers

The mobile payments company Fortumo has formed a partnership with Kyivstar, the second-largest mobile operator in Central and Eastern Europe, to allow 25 million Kyivstar customers to make payments in games and applications in the MNO's App Club app store...

Infobip says virtual currency will help developers crack Japanese mobile content market

The mobile messaging and mobile payments provider Infobip has launched a virtual currency service aimed at local and international content providers who want to establish themselves in the Japanese market. ¥Coins, or Yen Coins, are tokens exchanged for digital and...

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