Meet Fortumo at MWC 2018!

Meet Fortumo at MWC 2018!

Put on your most comfortable walking shoes and get ready for meeting madness. Mobile World Congress kicks off next Monday and Fortumo will be celebrating its 10th year at the event!

The mobile ecosystem has gone through several major shifts during the decade and we are proud to have steered successfully through all of them.

This year, our goal with the event is not just to help our telco and merchant partners increase their revenue through payments. The mobile industry continues to change and we see the need to support our partners also on user acquisition and retention.

We are primarily doing this through our Bundling Platform, so expect to hear some exciting updates about the platform during the event!

If you're headed to MWC, drop by our booth: App Planet Hall 8.1, stand no 8.1J51. In case you want to set up a meeting, reach out at See you in Barcelona!

Post image: MWC 2006, back when it was still called 3GSM World.

Carrier billing deployment tracker: February 2018

Where are Facebook, Apple, Google, Spotify, Netflix, Riot Games and Amazon using direct carrier billing?

Since our last update, Spotify has launched in Turkey. Congratulations! With the slower holiday period now behind us, we expect to see more deployments coming up in the next few months.

Check out the overview below, along with some updated stats on the benchmark countries! Click on the image for a bigger version of the infographic. Carrier billing deployment tracker: August 2017

Join Fortumo at Merchant Payments Ecosystem!

Join Fortumo at Merchant Payments Ecosystem!

Next week, we are headed to one of the biggest global payments industry events: Merchant Payments Ecosystem.

In addition to presentations from companies including Google, Microsoft and Mastercard, our own Vice President of Global Business Development Andrea Boetti will be sharing his thoughts on stage as well.

If you are interested in learning more on how mobile commerce merchants can work together with telcos to grow their visibility, user base and revenue, join our presentation on February 21st, 11AM in the festival of online payments track.

Following the presentation, we’ll also be discussing the future of mobile payments together with Trustly and SafetyPay.

Want to meet up at the event and see if we can grow your revenue like we did for Kinguin? Contact us to book a meeting.

What happened in the digital ecosystem in January?

What happened in the digital ecosystem in January?

We’ve arrived at the most important month of the year for the telco industry, as Mobile World Congress will be kicking off in a few weeks. Prior to the abundance of stories that will pop up during the event, let’s take a look back at what happened in January.

Notably, Grab is expanding heavily into payments which signals the need for accessible, alternative payment methods (including carrier billing) in Asia. Telcos should also keep an eye on the performance of the reversed unlimited data offering of Google and its impact on their own service portfolio.

We also recommend you to check out our global carrier billing market report for 2017, profiling performance of the payment method across 100+ countries.

For more insights on the digital ecosystem, check out other stories below.

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Direct carrier billing in 2017: global market report by Fortumo

Carrier billing in the Central & Southern Africa: market report by Fortumo

This market report takes a look back at 2017 and profiles carrier billing in the fastest growing countries of Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East & Africa, Western Europe and Central & Eastern Europe. For a look back on 2017 and what happened in e-commerce, digital content and gaming categories, please check out our monthly news recaps.

As the number of smartphones users continues to grow, traditional payment methods are lagging behind. In emerging markets, debit and credit cards are often available only to a fraction of mobile users.

For merchants selling digital and physical goods online, this means the need to adapt and implement new payment methods that help reach these unbanked users. Carrier billing is strongly positioned here due to its unprecedented reach, giving any mobile device owner access to online payments.

During 2017, carrier billing was among the leading payment methods for digital gaming. As the industry continues to evolve, a growing amount of merchants (including app stores and streaming services) continue rolling out the payment method for their services.

Combined with telcos upgrading their payment technologies to higher quality as well as more flexible commercial terms, carrier billing provides merchants with a way to acquire, monetize and retain more users.

This report aims to give merchants looking into the payment method an understanding of markets with significant potential for carrier billing, as well as insights on user demographics and payment behaviour across the world.

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