As a part of a push to increase global reach with its mobile billing and messaging solutions, txtNation is now connected in Uruguay, enabling businesses to accept mobile payments in the country.
With a population of around 3.3 million, Uruguay is a comparatively small country, however, it is a regional leader in both fixed and mobile telecoms, with a mobile penetration of more than 150%. Figures from the World Bank show that Uruguay’s GDP per capita reached $13,866 in 2011.
Internet users in Uruguay are moving to mobile at a high rate, especially compared to other countries in South America. According to the Unidad Reguladora de Servicios de Comunicaciones ( URSEC ), mobile broadband use in Uruguay is has been greatly increasing in recent years, with 5 million mobile connections in the country in December 2012, a 5% increase on the previous year.
txtNation can now offer mobile operator billing across the networks Ancel, CTI and Movistar with customer price points / tariffs available across 10.000 To 27.000 UYG. The new shortcode for Uruguay has been added to txtNation platform and is live now.
Ashley Cross, COO at txtNation explains: “We are delighted to announce our connectivity in Uruguay. We will now be looking to introduce current and clients into that market. Mobile use in Uruguay is still growing, so this is a great opportunity for businesses to reach new customers.”
This follows a successful year of increasing connectivity on a global scale for txtNation, as the award-winning provider of mobile billing and messaging solutions has launched direct operator billing in Switzerland and Belgium as well as connecting in various countries around the world.