net mobile AG supports Google Carrier Billing for Telefónica Digital
Deal comprises Telefónica operations in several countries through BlueVia, Telefonica Digital’s payment enabling platform
Once carrier billing has been selected as new payment method in Google Play, the purchase price is directly debited from the customer's mobile phone invoice. Therefore, no credit card or previous registration of the customer is required, resulting in a very convenient purchasing process.
After the successful service launch with Telefónicas's German subsidiary O2 in May 2012, Telefónica Spain has been the next carrier to offer this service to its customers. This service started in July 2012. Other operators of the group will follow soon.
Theodor Niehues, CEO of net mobile AG, comments: "With our successful Google Carrier Billing realisation for O2 Germany, we could convince Telefónica Digital to rollout our carrier billing solution to their other operations, too. Our full-managed payment solution does not require carriers to make any major adaptations to their billing systems and can be integrated very quickly and cost-effectively."
About Telefónica Digital
Telefónica Digital is a global business division of Telefónica. Its mission is to seize the opportunities within the digital world and deliver new growth for Telefónica through research & development, venture capital, global partnerships and digital services such as cloud computing, mobile advertising, M2M and eHealth. It is also driving innovation in over the top communications services under a new umbrella brand called Tu. Telefónica Digital will deliver these new products and services to Telefónica's 309 million customers as well as leveraging the power of the internet to enter new markets. It is headquartered in London with regional centres in Silicon Valley, Sao Paulo, Spain and Tel Aviv. Jajah, Terra, Tuenti, Media Networks Latin America, 48 and giffgaff are all managed under the Telefónica Digital umbrella.
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The net mobile AG Group is a leading international full-service provider for mobile and interactive value-added services and payment solutions. Founded in November 2000, the company is seen as an innovation leader with a comprehensive service approach including consulting, design and technical implementations for a multichannel marketing campaign management. Furthermore net mobile AG offers a variety of smartphone applications and e-books. Partnering with all major music labels and digital rights-owners in the film, television and games industry, net mobile AG also ensures full content and royalty management. Its more than 500 customers include national and global mobile telecommunication providers, media companies and TV stations for which it provides mobile interactive TV services. The net mobile AG Group includes net mobile AG and the subsidiaries net mobile minick GmbH (formerly: Minick Germany GmbH) in Hamburg, First Telecom GmbH, First Communication GmbH and SN Telecom GmbH in Frankfurt, net mobile Verwaltungs AG, net-m privatbank 1891 AG and net mobile minick Schweiz AG in Zurich (Switzerland), net mobile UK Ltd. in London (UK), and net mobile Spain SLU in Madrid (Spain). Since December 2009 NTT DOCOMO Inc. is major shareholder, owning more than 80% of net mobile AG shares. For more information please visit www.net-m.de.