Cambodia's Cellcard Partners Fortumo to Launch Direct Carrier Billing

Cambodia's Cellcard Partners Fortumo to Launch Direct Carrier Billing Image Credit: Fortumo

Leading Cambodian mobile operator Cellcard has partnered with Fortumo to launch direct carrier billing. The partnership will allow over 4 million Cellcard subscribers to pay for digital content by simply charging payments to their mobile phone bill.

More than 15 million Cambodians own a mobile phone, of which 6 million are smartphones. Over the past year, local smartphone ownership has jumped from 26% to 40%. Only 5% of Cambodians, however, own a bank card, making online payments inaccessible for a majority of people.

Carrier billing provides an opportunity for both mobile operators and digital content merchants to grow their online payment reach in Cambodia through direct carrier billing, said Fortumo. The company claims that its direct carrier billing platform is used by leading app stores (Google Play, Windows Phone Store), digital media companies (Sony, Hooq, Gaana) and game developers (EA Mobile, Gameloft, Rovio). 

Ian Watson, CEO, Cellcard 
Our subscribers will now be able to easily access content from the world’s largest digital media companies, which would otherwise be unavailable for any subscriber without access to a credit card or an online payment account.

Siddharth Sahi, Fortumo Vice President of Business Development & Carrier Relations
Our partnership with Cellcard further cements Fortumo’s position as a leading carrier billing provider for emerging markets.

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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