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Mar 2014

mopay and Deutsche Telekom extend partnership

mopay announced today a carrier billing partnership with Deutsche Telekom. The agreement will allow mopay to connect directly to Telekom’s international payment hub, Service Delivery Platform (SDP). Through this direct access, 14 markets and 142 million mobile customers will enjoy the frictionless mopay payment experience powered and connected by one of Europe’s largest carrier groups.

The complementary capabilities of mopay and Deutsche Telekom provide the best possible user experience for their respective customers. While mopay enables digital merchants to integrate the mopay platform as a carrier billing option into their checkout process, Deutsche Telekom provides the backend billing capabilities. In 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.

Carrier billing overall is tremendously successful and now represents a 15% to 20% share of revenue for digital goods, such as in-game items, music and software downloads. Freedom from registration and global availability have fostered user acceptance and adoption, resulting in high conversion rates worldwide. Juniper Research predicts that the global revenue from mobile content purchased via carrier billing will increase three-fold to more than $13 billion in 2017.

“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,” said Ingo Lippert, CEO of mopay. “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.”

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5

Feb 2014

SingTel and mopay Sign Strategic Agreement

mopay announced today an agreement with one of Asia’s leading carriers, SingTel. The agreement will allow SingTel customers to make purchases with mopay’s carrier billing solution conveniently through their mobile phones.

“We are thrilled to have entered into a long-term collaboration with one of Asia’s leading carrier groups. The agreement will allow our merchant base to directly serve SingTel mobile customers, and it marks an important milestone in our Asian strategy.”

The SingTel agreement is another important step in mopays Asia expansion, which follows the opening of four offices in the region. Through the integration, mopay will allow its merchant base to attract new consumers in the region who have very few means of payment available. The use of mobile phones is widespread, and the use of mobile payment is increasing rapidly, which makes the collaboration a clear win-win situation for all parties. SingTel has been fully embracing the mobile payment opportunity and has worked with mopay to allow carrier billing for purchases from its network of high-quality digital merchant partners. SingTel plans to extend this payment process to carriers within the group including Optus (Australia), Telkomcel (Indonesia), AIS (Thailand), and Globe (Philippines).


The mopay payment process is very simple: consumers select mopay when purchasing a digital or virtual item online. Once the phone number has been provided and the user is authenticated, the purchased amount will be billed to the user’s SingTel postpaid account. No registration or further information needs to be provided in order to successfully complete the transaction. This simplicity drives conversion rates and makes mobile carrier billing one of the most important payment channels in the Asian region.
Ingo Lippert, CEO of mopay, comments, “We are thrilled to have entered into a long-term collaboration with one of Asia’s leading carrier groups. The agreement will allow our merchant base to directly serve SingTel mobile customers, and it marks an important milestone in our Asian strategy.”

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10

Dec 2013

mopay accelerates growth in Scandinavia and Asia with Telenor partnership

mopay announced today a strategic partnership with Telenor, a leading telecommunications operator in Scandinavia and one the world’s ten largest network operators.

Munich and Oslo – 10 December 2013 – mopay, a global leader in innovative payment solutions for online merchants, announced today a strategic partnership with Telenor, a leading telecommunications operator in Scandinavia and one the world’s ten largest network operators. Based in Norway, Telenor has nearly 34,000 employees worldwide, managing mobile operations in 12 international markets.


mopay is one of the first companies to be connected to Telenor’s billing platform, which allows small purchases to be charged directly to the buyer’s phone bill. The partnership presents a new opportunity for mopay customers to charge purchases of digital goods of more than 150 million Telenor subscribers around the world. mopay also benefits from Telenor’s systematic and strategic orientation towards emerging markets, such as Pakistan, Thailand and Malaysia.


“Telenor is continuing to build on its position as one of the world’s top network operators through rapid expansion into some of the most dynamic markets today,” said mopay CEO Ingo Lippert. “The partnership with Telenor offers tremendous potential, both for us and our customers, to reach new, fast-growing communities of consumers around the globe.”


“Value-added services are a central component in our strategy to deepen relationships with current subscribers while establishing Telenor as a preferred provider in new markets,” said Magnus Johansson, Head of Operator Billing of Telenor Digital, Norway. “mopay offers a strong complement to our business with a convenient payment option that is very attractive to consumers and is supported by a wide network of high-caliber companies.”

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5

Dec 2013

mopay integrates automatic landline billing as a fall-back to an empty prepaid card

mopay today announced its successful experience with a landline billing fall-back option designed for consumers who have forgotten to top-up their prepaid card credit.

mopay, a global leader in innovative payment solutions for online merchants, today announced its successful experience with a landline billing fall-back option designed for consumers who have forgotten to top-up their prepaid card credit. By integrating this innovative feature, merchants can significantly increase the conversion rate by allowing the user to conveniently switch the payment method within the same transaction session. The solution is automatically integrated within the mopay API.


mopay provides direct mobile carrier, landline and broadband billing options for online merchants in more than 80 countries through its industry-leading payment platform. Direct mobile carrier billing is the largest part of mopay’s business: Using only their mobile numbers consumers are able to pay without entering a credit card number or confidential bank details. Landline billing was added to mopay’s product portfolio in 2010. Since then this payment option has become available in more than 30 countries worldwide, and it now has a total reach of close to one billion consumers. Instead of entering a mobile number, consumers simply call a phone number, and the transaction is charged to their landline bill.


Mobile billing is easy, quick and safe – but what happens, when there is not enough credit on the prepaid card? For a long time, this was the end of the transaction process, and the merchant lost the customer. With mopay landline fall-back, mopay developed an option to give the user a second path: When the transaction is being cancelled for any reason, the user is informed instantly with a pop-up window and can decide to switch to landline billing. The requested amount of money will then be billed to the consumer’s landline accoount.


“Landline fall-back is the perfect add-on for every merchant who wants to improve the conversion rate without effort,” said Martin Spitzer, product manager at mopay. “The only requirement for mopay landline fall-back is that merchants need to activate this option from the mopay API.”


“Our mopay landline fall-back technology offers great advantages for both consumers and merchants. Not only is it incredibly easy to integrate landline billing when the merchant already offers direct mobile carrier billing,” explained Ingo Lippert, CEO at mopay. ”With the addition of landline fall-back , the merchant attains a higher pay-out by improving conversion rates and also satisfies customers, who don’t have to cancel a transaction due to a lack of credit on their prepaid cards.”

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12

Nov 2013

mopay signs deal with one of Europe’s largest video online stores, maxdome

mopay is providing a new mobile payment option for Germany-based maxdome. The leading video-on-demand platform will now offer the ability for customers to complete their payments without pre-registration.

Munich – 12 November 2013 – mopay, a global leader in innovative payment solutions for online merchants, is providing a new mobile payment option for Germany-based maxdome. The leading video-on-demand platform will now offer the ability for customers to complete their payments without pre-registration. This payment option is available for every user who has an active subscription with any mobile carrier in Germany, and the full maxdome content catalogue can be ordered and paid with mopay.

maxdome provides more than 50.000 movies, TV series, documentaries, concerts and children’s films for download or streaming. Increasingly, the owners of smart TVs who could benefit from maxdome’s service are looking for a safe and easy payment option. Now they are able to order and pay with mopay literally from their own couches. By deciding to integrate mobile payments into the available payment mix, the subsidiary of Germany’s media giant ProSiebenSat.1 addresses this new segment of users who are looking for a secure and convenient way to pay.

Paying with a mobile phone for each download is a quicker and much more convenient payment experience. New users of the platform who do not want to fully register beforehand are offered the additional option, “pay by SMS,” when choosing a film. Opting for this version simply requires consumers to text a short code to initiate the order and payment process. If successful, the movie starts automatically and is available for 48 hours with unlimited reruns. There is no need to register and share any personal data to use this payment option. The amount will be billed directly to the respective mobile phone account.

With maxdome, mopay enters a new business segment: online streaming, and download platforms are ideal use cases for mobile payments, regardless of whether consumers prefer weekly or monthly subscriptions or just single downloads. With the decision to add mopay, maxdome underlines mopay’s leading market positioning in the field of mobile payments.

“We are thrilled to have established a strong alliance with one of the largest video-on-demand platforms in Europe”, said mopay CEO Ingo Lippert. “By removing the need for consumers to register in order to pay for video service, we are helping to make the maxdome platform significantly more attractive to new users.”

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Oct 2013

mopay signs global agreement with Telefónica Digital

mopay announced today a carrier billing partnership with one of the world’s leading carrier groups Telefónica. Under this agreement, mopay will be granted direct access to Telefónica’s billing platform BlueVia.

Munich and Madrid – 01 October 2013 – mopay, a global leader in innovative payment solutions for online merchants announced today a carrier billing partnership with one of the world’s leading carrier groups Telefónica. Under this agreement, mopay will be granted direct access to Telefónica’s billing platform, thus connecting mopay directly to the telco’s subscriber base worldwide. Consumers using mopay can purchase digital goods and services frictionlessly in nine countries where Telefónica Services are currently available and charge the purchases to their phone bill.

The agreement with Telefónica Digital is another significant milestone in mopay’s global strategy. The integration of Telefónica’s billing platform not only elevates the consumer experience to a new level but also improves commercial agreements for mopay’s global merchant base. The integration is a valuable addition to mopay’s global carrier network, particularly for the emerging markets of Latin America where the ability to pay via a mobile phone with charge to mobile billing is very popular. The mobile penetration rates of more than 120% versus barely 50% for credit card penetration speak for themselves, and looking at the young demographics, the imbalance is even more significant.

mopay is a clear frontrunner in making payments of digital and virtual goods as easy as possible. Regardless of whether the transaction is initiated via a PC or mobile device, mopay manages the complexity of literally hundreds of carrier connections through an easy-to-integrate API, which now includes the full reach of Telefónica globally.

The mopay payment process itself is very simple: consumers select mopay when purchasing a digital or virtual item online. Once the phone number has been provided and the user is authenticated, the purchased amount will be billed to the respective mobile phone account. No registration or further information needs to be provided in order to successfully complete the transaction. This simplicity drives conversion rates and makes mobile carrier billing one of the most important payment channels—especially in emerging markets.

Ingo Lippert, CEO of mopay states, “We are thrilled to have entered into a long-term agreement with one of the world’s fastest growing and most prominent carrier groups. The agreement will allow our merchant base to directly access Telefónica’s subscriber base, and it marks an important milestone in our growth strategy.”

“Telefónica Digital is delighted to have signed an agreement with one of the industry’s mobile payment heavyweights. We are glad that mopay has decided to integrate with Telefónica’s billing platform, which will surely benefit the company’s high-caliber merchant base,” says Jose Valles, VP Partner Products, Telefónica Digital.

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