Deutsche Telekom has signed a partnership with mobile payments company Bango to deliver direct operator billing (DOB) for app store purchases.
The deal will allow the Germany-based operator’s customers in Europe to have app, music and digital content purchases added to their mobile phone bill.
Bango’s one-click payment method means consumers don’t need to enter credit/debit cards or to register personal details.
The vendor’s platform is already being used in app stores from Amazon, BlackBerry, Google and Windows Phone. The company claims to be the market leader in DOB tech.
CEO Ray Anderson said in a statement: “Bango is proud to build on our long-established partnership with Deutsche Telekom. This agreement reaffirms Deutsche Telekom’s commitment to providing the very best, frictionless payment experience, for the largest possible number of subscribers.”
Last week, DT revealed revenues in Germany fell 1.8 percent in the second quarter of the year, while sales in the rest of Europe sales fell 7.9 percent.
Analyst firm Analysys Mason estimated in March 2013 that DOB would generate revenues worth €8 billion for network operators by 2022.
Last year, Nokia struck a DOB deal that saw the Nokia Store integrated with the back-end billing systems of Lat-Am operator America Movil in what Nokia claimed was one of the biggest deals of its kind.
Russia-focused operator VimpelCom signed a similar deal with Nokia last year.
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