Telecompaper: Fortumo launches in Algeria, Ghana and Tanzania

Mobile payments company Fortumo said it has expanded its carrier billing services to Algeria, Ghana and Tanzania to enable over 79 million mobile phone owners to make payments for digital services. The firm says all three markets where Fortumo has launched have extremely low credit card penetration: Algeria at 6 percent, Ghana at 0.9 percent and Tanzania at 0.7 percent. This means that while people can access online content, most of them are unable to make payments for paid features of these services.

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