Indosat Ooredoo Partners Fortumo to Launch Direct Carrier Billing in Indonesia

12 August 2016
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Indonesia’s leading digital telco, Indosat Ooredoo partners Fortumo to launch direct carrier billing to its subscribers. The partnership will enable 69.8 million Indosat Ooredoo subscribers’ to make online payments by charging purchases to their mobile account, without the need to use credit card.

Fortumo’s direct carrier billing platform is used by leading app stores (Google Play, Windows Phone Store), digital media companies (Sony, HOOQ, Gaana) and gaming companies (EA Mobile, Gameloft, Kinguin, Rovio). Fortumo claims that it has partnered with more than 350 mobile operators across the world.

While there are over 65 million smartphone owners in Indonesia, less than 5 million people have access to credit cards, according to a recent study. This means a majority of the digital population cannot make online payments. As a consequence, digital merchants lose out on revenue from a majority of the population. Carrier billing resolves this problem by allowing any mobile phone owner (both prepaid and postpaid) to make payments, said Fortumo.

Prashant Gokarn, Chief of New Business and Innovation at Indosat Ooredoo
We are pleased to build this strategic collaboration with Fortumo — one that will bring more benefits to Indosat Ooredoo customer and allow transactions at a wider network of merchants. We look forward to continuing to provide innovation that brings more value to our customers as part of our goal to become a leading digital telco.

Siddharth Sahi, Vice President of Business Development & Carrier Relations at Fortumo
Connecting with Fortumo gives mobile operators immediate access to additional revenue from all the segments of the digital industry. We are excited to partner with Indosat Ooredoo on carrier billing and look forward to growing revenue from carrier billing, the payment method with the widest coverage in Indonesia.

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

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