Telecom Asia: Who needs a bank?

2017 is only weeks old and the deals are starting already. One which caught my eye is in Vietnam. There, we see mobile payments company Fortumo partnering with mobile operator Vietnamobile to launch carrier billing on the Google Play app store. What I like about this is the carrier billing cuts out the bank. In markets such as Vietnam, where credit card penetration is low – below 2% – its means that the 40% of the population who own a smartphone can still easily buy their mobile services.

Read more »

The Fast Mode: Latvian Operator LMT Partners Fortumo to Launch Direct Carrier Billing on Google Play

The largest mobile operator in Latvia, Latvijas Mobilais Telefons (LMT) and the mobile payments company Fortumo, Tuesday announced the launch of direct carrier billing on Google Play. The billing option is available to both postpaid and prepaid customers.

Read more »

Developing Telecoms: LMT and Fortumo launch carrier billing on Google Play in Latvia

Latvijas Mobilais Telefons (LMT) is launching direct carrier billing on Google Play with Fortumo. More than 1 million LMT subscribers can now purchase apps, in-app items and digital content from the app store by charging payments to their mobile phone bill.

Read more »

Telecompaper: LMT, Fortumo launch partnership on billing

Latvian mobile operator LMT has started a partnership with the mobile payment company Fortumo for the launch of direct carrier billing (DCB) on Google Play in Latvia. LMT is the second mobile operator in the Telia group to launch DCB through Fortumo. This company launched the service with Telia Estonia in November of 2016.

Read more »

VanillaPlus: Fortumo launches Google Play carrier billing in Latvia

Latvijas Mobilais Telefons (LMT) and the mobile payments company Fortumo have announced the launch of direct carrier billing on Google Play. More than one million LMT subscribers can now purchase apps, in-app items and digital content from the app store by charging payments to their mobile phone bill.

Read more »

LMT and Fortumo launch carrier billing on Google Play in Latvia

The mobile operator Latvijas Mobilais Telefons (LMT) and the mobile payments company Fortumo are today announcing the launch of direct carrier billing on Google Play. More than 1 million LMT subscribers can now purchase apps, in-app items and digital content from the app store by charging payments to their mobile phone bill.

"We are pleased to launch carrier billing on Google Play to offer our customers more convenient way how to pay for apps, games and other digital content on Google Play. LMT billing option now is available to both postpaid and prepaid customers. We believe Fortumo's technology and wide network of merchants will give our customers easier access to digital content and better experience in using mobile payments," said Vīgants Radziņš, Business Management Department Director at LMT.

“We are very glad to enable a new country for Google Play carrier billing and roll out with LMT, the market leader and the most innovative operator in Latvia. Fortumo’s industry-leading billing and analytics platform and unique expertise in the Baltics and Scandinavia will help LMT to boost payment revenue both from app stores and digital merchants in other segments,” said Gerri Kodres, Chief Business Officer at Fortumo.

LMT is the second carrier from the mobile operator group Telia Company to launch Google Play carrier billing through Fortumo. In November last year, Fortumo launched direct carrier billing on Google Play for Telia Estonia.

The same direct carrier billing integration used to launch Google Play will also be used by LMT to launch any other merchants connected to Fortumo’s platform. LMT will also get access to Fortumo Insight, a data analytics platform for carriers to track, analyze and grow their revenue from mobile payments.

In addition to Google Play, Fortumo’s direct carrier billing platform is used by digital media providers (Spotify, Sony, HOOQ, Gaana), gaming companies (EA Mobile, Gameloft, Kinguin, Rovio) and others. To enable carrier billing for these merchants, Fortumo has partnered with more than 350 mobile operators across the world.

About LMT

LMT is the largest mobile operator in Latvia with more than 1.1 million subscribers. As the innovation leader in the market, LMT offers its customers a full range of high-quality telecommunications services - voice communications, high-speed mobile internet without volume limitation as well as mobile television "LMT Straume" with live broadcasts and home television service in 4G network. For more information, please visit https://www.lmt.lv/ and http://straume.lmt.lv.

Mobile World Live: Vietnamobile and Fortumo launch carrier billing on Google Play

Vietnamobile, the smallest mobile operator in Vietnam, teamed with mobile payments company Fortumo to launch carrier billing on the Google Play app store. The operator, which is part of Hutchison Asia Telecom, holds a 3 per cent market share with about 4.5 million mobile connections, according to GSMA Intelligence.

Read more »

Telecomasia: Vietnamobile and Fortumo launch carrier billing on Google Play

Vietnamobile has teamed up with mobile payments company Fortumo to offer carrier billing for its subscribers on the Google Play app store. The operator has become the second in Vietnam after Viettel in 2015 to partner with Fortumo for carrier billing for digital content.

Read more »

Mobile Payments Today: 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.

Read more »

The Fast Mode: Vietnamobile and Fortumo Launch Direct Carrier Billing on Google Play

The Vietnamese mobile operator, Vietnamobile (part of Hutchison Asia Telecom Group) and the mobile payments company Fortumo have launched direct carrier billing on the Google Play app store. With the partnership, more than 10 million Vietnamobile subscribers can now conveniently purchase apps and in-app content from the app store by charging payments to their phone bill.

Read more »
« Previous posts