BOKU partners with O2 and mpass in Germany – Mobile World Live

BOKU partners with O2 and mpass in Germany

28 MAR 2011

The mpass system from O2 allows
merchants to accept payments for
virtual, digital and physical goods.

Telefónica O2 Germany, a provider of broadband and mobile services, and BOKU, a mobile payments company, have announced a direct carrier billing relationship.

O2 customers can now use BOKU’s payment platform to purchase virtual and digital goods ranging from Euro .09 to euro 30.00, by entering their mobile number and charging directly to their mobile phone carrier bill. O2’s mpass System allows direct carrier billing for purchase of virtual, digital and physical goods.

This new partnership integrates the BOKU mobile payments platform into O2 Germany’s operator billing interface enabling the following advanced features: Support for one-off and subscription payments in Germany; Full pricing granularity; Authorisation and Capture APIs with refund support; In-App Billing support; Web Billing support.

“This agreement opens up the opportunity for BOKU merchants to offer payment for physical goods as well as virtual and digital goods,” said James Patmore, managing director, BOKU in EMEA. “Our partnership with O2 confirms our vision of evolving online mobile payments into a range of new vertical markets.”

Said Michiel van Eldik, managing
director wholesale and partner
management, Telefónica O2 Germany:
“Understanding customer needs and
merchant requirements in regards to
our payment products is essential for
continuing our success story in the
mobile payment area. A close
collaboration with BOKU ensures we
position ourselves closely to the key
players in the market.”

“We want to provide our customers with a safe, reliable, and convenient payment solution to pay for goods, be they virtual or physical,” continued O2’s van Eldik. “BOKU’s mobile payments platform has the right blend of technology and finance-grade infrastructure to mesh well with O2 customer needs.”

BOKU’s bank-grade mobile payment service is available to online merchants and publishers on a global scale. The BOKU service enables merchants and publishers to drive incremental revenue by offering carrier billing as a payment option to their customers.

BOKU is connected to 230 mobile operators in more than 65 countries, and provides access to more than 2.5 billion potential customers who can pay by mobile.


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