The global revenue from mobile content purchased via carrier billing will increase three-fold to more than $13 billion in 2017, according to Juniper Research. On 17th March 2014, global leader in innovative payment solutions for online merchants – mopay – announced that it had entered into a strategic carrier billing partnership with Deutsche Telekom. mopay is available in more than 80 countries worldwide supporting 40 languages and reaching more than 4.3 billion consumers.
This collaboration sees Deutsche Telekom’s international payment hub, Service Delivery Platform (SDP), connected directly to mopay. Through this direct access, 14 markets and 142 million mobile users can utilize the seamless mopay payment experience.
- The complementary capabilities of mopay and Deutsche Telekom provide the best possible user experience for their respective customers, says the company.
- mopay enables digital merchants to integrate the mopay platform as a carrier billing option into their checkout process.
- Deutsche Telekom on the other hand provides the backend billing capabilities.
- By combining the services of the two partners, the European Deutsche Telekom user base can enjoy frictionless payments of digital goods and services through mopay’s award-winning front end.
“The joint solution from mopay and Deutsche Telekom represents a mutual commitment to further stimulate market growth and work hand-in-hand to extend the benefits of mobile payments to more consumers and digital goods merchants. Granting mopay direct access to the Deutsche Telekom global billing infrastrucure reflects mopay’s trusted status, and it is the latest in a series of high-caliber agreements with leading global carrier groups such as Telefonica, Telenor, and Singtel,” stated mopay CEO, Ingo Lippert.
Some of the other players operating in this field include Fortumo, Zong, BOKU, text2pay, txtNation, PaymentPin.com and Allopass among others. Fortumo was launched in 2007, aiming to be the most developer friendly mobile payments provider. The company has presence in over 180 countries and has tie ups with over 300 carriers and 92,000 developers. You can read Lets Talk Payments article on Fortumo here.