Breaking News: I2C, COF, TELENOR and BILLTRUST

Breaking News: I2C (TIS); COF (Helzberg); TELENOR (wallet); and BILLTRUST (C-TABS). I2C — i2c, a provider of smarter payments and integrated commerce solutions, and TIS, a payments solution provider supporting the end-to-end IT needs of banks and card issuers in Japan and Asia, inked a strategic partnership to standardize prepaid payment solutions on the i2c processing…

Strex JV & Amdocs

Norway’s Telenor, TeliaSonera and Tele2 have selected the Amdocs Mobile Financial Services solution to advance their Strex joint venture for mobile payments. Mobile financial services are already very popular in Norway, with Strex handling more than 75 million SMS-based payment transactions annually.

Valyou NFC

Norway’s first mobile NFC payment service created by Telenor, DNB and SpareBank 1 is using Gemalto’s Allynis Trusted Service Hub. Gemalto’s hub platform for Valyou is a turnkey business service hosted in Gemalto’s certified secure data centers.

mopay Extends Partnership with Deutsche Telekom

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.

Easypaisa Rolls Out mATM cards

Easypaisa, Pakistan’s first and leading branchless banking service from Telenor and Tameer Microfinance Bank, has launched easypaisa mobile account ATM cards in Pakistan using TPS IRIS Enterprise Payment Switch. These cards are highly secure and convenient where customers will no longer need to visit an easypaisa outlet to avail easypaisa services. With the launch of Easypaisa mobile account ATM cards, Easypaisa customers can not only withdraw cash from ATMs nationwide but can also make fund transfers, bill payments and withdraw cash on Tameer Bank POS machines. This card program paves way for significantly improving financial inclusion for easypaisa customers who can receive payments from governmental institutions such as Benazir Income Support Program (BISP), Employees Old Age Benefit Institute (EOBI) and many others.

Telenor Deploys WorldPay Payment Gateway

WorldPay alternative payments and Telenor Business Internet Services AS forged agreements by which WorldPay handle payment transactions for Telenor Business Internet Service’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offering. Telenor Business Internet Services AS selected WorldPay to provide its payment gateway, acquiring services, alternative payment acceptance, and risk management services. WorldPay will support Telenor Business Internet Services AS as the company increases its global SaaS footprint, first in Hungary with the launch of the Telenor cloud service solution which launched on the 29th of October 2013. WorldPay was selected for the company’s well-established global reach, both with the range of local payment types enabled and the ability to accept and settle transactions in multiple currencies.

Deezer Partners Boku on Operator Billing

Boku direct operator billing mobile payments partnered Deezer global music service with more than 10 million monthly users around the world to bring a new and easier way to subscribe to Deezer’s music streaming service. This partnership appeals to subscribers on all mobile operators in Germany. With this partnership, Deezer offers music fans in Germany the ability to subscribe to Deezer’s Premium and Premium+ offer using their mobile phone. Subscribers will then be charged on a recurring monthly basis directly on their mobile phone bill.

Fortumo Inks Carrier Billing Partner

mPayments provider Fortumo has signed Global Framework Agreements with leading operator groups Telefónica and Telenor to bring direct carrier billing services to 460 million additional subscribers worldwide. Using the BlueVia Payments API to charge purchases to their mobile operator bill, users in more than 30 countries will now be able to purchase digital goods over the web and on Android, Windows 8 and Windows Phone devices. Fortumo’s in-app purchasing SDK has become developers’ preferred choice for mobile operator billing and in-app purchasing on Android, Windows Phone and online. It is already used by a lot of top developers such as Rovio, Popcap, Gameloft, Digital Chocolate, Vostu, Game Insight, Alawar and many others. Fortumo’s mobile payments platform, including direct billing connectivity to Telefonica and Telenor is available to all developers looking to accept global mobile payments.

PayEx and Accumulate Expand with telco m-payments

4T the joint venture company, including all Swedish mobile network operators, Telia, Tele2, Telenor and 3 has decided to base their mobile wallet service on services and technology from PayEx and Accumulate. The mobile wallet service will be the same from all of operators giving the end users the same payment options and look and feel independant of operator used. This also easen the situation when/if a user wants to change service provider, though the mobile wallet service remains and don’t need to be changed. The mobile payment service will be an alternative for cash and card payments and will cover POS including NFC when available, online, P2P and man to man.

G&D Commences NFC m-Payment Trial

DnB NOR and Telenor have launched its “Tap2Pay” mobile payment trial based on NFC technology. Implementing Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) infrastructure, “Tap2Pay” also enlisted resources from MasterCard’s “MOTAPS” system and “PayPass” payment, as well as Nets payment solutions provider, wherein 250 consumers have been provided Samsung S5230 mobile phones equipped with NFC short-range wireless technology and a SIM card containing a complete G&D end-to-end payment app. The mobile phones are equipped with G&D’s ProxSIM Taurus SIM card 3G/GSM mini SIM card which supports NFC technology and offers special security features. Additionally, for the trial, G&D is installing the MasterCard “PayPass” payment app on the NFC-compatible SIM cards using its secure Trusted Service Manager (TSM) service, which is connected with MasterCard Mobile Over-The-Air Provisioning Service (MOTAPS).