Mobile payments company Fortumo and mobile operator Telenor have extended their direct carrier billing partnership to Hungary and Bulgaria.
Working together since 2013, Fortumo and Telenor have previously launched direct carrier billing in Malaysia, Thailand and Pakistan.
The move will enable over six subscribers of Telenor in the two markets to make payments in app stores, inside games and with digital merchants by charging payments to their mobile phone bill.
Fortumo chief business officer Gerri Kodres said: “Fortumo is proud to continue our ongoing good partnership with Telenor and launch our payment platform in Hungary and Bulgaria. The world’s largest streaming services, app stores, social and gaming companies have plugged into Fortumo’s platform to collect revenue from users who do not have credit card, or find it inconvenient to use card payments online.”
Fortumo’s carrier billing platform is used by app stores (Google Play), digital media providers (Spotify, Sony, HOOQ, Gaana) and gaming companies (EA Mobile, Gameloft, Kinguin, Rovio).
To enable carrier billing for these merchants, Fortumo has partnered with more than 350 mobile operators across the world.