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Bike-sharing Startup Mobike Taps Fortumo's Messaging Platform

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Bike-sharing Startup Mobike Taps Fortumo's Messaging Platform Image Credit: Mobike

Chinese bicycle sharing startup Mobike is leveraging Fortumo’s Messaging Platform to authenticate users and share service-related messages through SMS in over 15 countries.

Mobike, the largest bike-sharing company in the world, can reach both locals and tourists using Fortumo’s platform as it supports mobile users of more than 350 telcos in 100+ countries.

Fortumo’s Messaging Platform gives merchants a direct line of communication through SMS with their customers for payment notifications and 2-factor user authentication (2FA). The company’s pay-as-you-go model combined with direct connections to mobile operators ensures merchants can reach their customers in a cost-effective and efficient manner.

In recent news from the transportation industry, Fortumo launched carrier billing for the mobile parking company EasyPark.

Andrea Boetti, VP of Global Business Development, Fortumo
People never leave their home without a smartphone which gives merchants the opportunity to use telco infrastructure for customer authentication, payments and communication.

Florian Bohnert, Head of Partnership, Mobike
Fortumo’s platform allows us to connect with our users in real-time via SMS with important information, such as account verification, and service information. Together with Fortumo we will be able to continually innovate further to meet the needs of our users.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

For tips and feedback, email Ray at ray.sharma(at)thefastmode.com, or reach him on LinkedIn @raysharma10, Facebook @1RaySharma

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