Vodacom, SA’s leading network has taken a major step forward in mobile user safety by partnering with cybersecurity for mobile payments company, Evina.
Mobile users in Africa’s most advanced economy will now join the ranks of the tens of millions of consumers globally that are protected daily by Evina’s payments technology.
In recent years, the South African mobile industry has attracted a large number of fraudsters leading to a substantial increase in user complaint rates. These frequent fraudulent attacks are due to the fact that a large number of the African population uses a cellular phone, especially as a mobile payment method. Fraudsters are never far from where mobile transactions are. In South Africa alone, the country fraud rate recorded by Evina’s fraud sensors was 23.53% with clickjacking being the most fraudulent technique used to defraud mobile users in the first quarter of 2021. This region is a playground for new and extremely sophisticated fraud techniques that are difficult to spot unless using advanced technology
In this context, Vodacom has partnered with Evina to secure mobile transactions via Evina’s set of anti-fraud solutions that include DCBprotect and Eyewitness. DCBprotect detects bots that attempt to make fraudulent transactions whereas Eyewitness records fraudulent behaviour on payment pages to give proof to Vodacom’s partners of any bot-related activity.
Evina offers the most advanced cybersecurity technology for mobile payments and currently blocks over 16 million transactions in more than 70 countries worldwide. Evina is a recognized player in the mobile ecosystem and has been awarded various prestigious accolades such as the Best Financial Clearing Solution from Juniper Research and Best Carrier Billing Fraud Solution at the Global Carrier Billing Summit 2020.
David Lotfi, CEO & Founder of Evina: “We strive to work with mobile players that share our vision of fraud being a serious issue that needs to be dealt with – and soon. By integrating our anti-fraud solution into its operations, Vodacom with its large African network of mobile users, has confirmed that it too shares our values and wishes to create a fraud-free mobile payment ecosystem. This makes deploying the best technology worldwide, for the protection of South African mobile users, effortless.”
“The protection of our customers against all forms of fraudulent activity is our top priority. We are constantly striving to eradicate any potential mobile fraud on our network by updating and enhancing our controls to give customers peace of mind whilst enjoying seamless connectivity through their mobile phones. Introducing DCBprotect as solution is testament to our efforts to stay ahead of fraudsters and create a fraud free digital environment. We believe that early detection and blocking of any form of criminality on our network is in the interest of our customers and ultimately the Vodacom brand” said Mariam Cassim Chief Officer of Vodacom Financial and Digital Services.
SLA Digital are pleased to announce that they have added UK mobile operators to their list of direct carrier billing connections.
As a carrier billing aggregator, SLA Digital can now offer full UK coverage, opening up new revenue streams for digital merchants and facilitating fast and frictionless mobile payment experiences for UK mobile customers.
“Our connections with UK mobile operators are a very welcome addition. Many of our clients have expressed interest in the UK and we hope they will have great success in the market. When it comes to mobile payments customers are looking for convenience and we are excited to provide a simple payment option for UK mobile subscribers to access our merchants’ services,” commented Kevin Drayne, CEO at SLA Digital.
SLA Digital are delighted to welcome Telenor Serbia to their portfolio of mobile operator connections for direct carrier billing. The partnership is an expansion on SLA Digital’s already established Telenor connections across Europe and Asia.
SLA Digital is pleased to open the door to Serbia for merchants to benefit from the carrier billing connection by reaching new customers and driving new revenue streams in this market.
Kevin Drayne, CEO at SLA Digital said “We are excited to announce Telenor Serbia as our latest mobile operator partner in Europe and open up new opportunities for merchants in this region. We have been working closely with Telenor for many years throughout Europe and Asia, and we look forward to helping Telenor Serbia expand their business through the opportunities presented by carrier billing.”
SLA Digital continue to roll out new services with Telenor Serbia through subscriptions, one-off payments and in-app purchases with carrier billing.
SLA Digital is pleased to announce Etisalat UAE, one of the world’s leading telecom groups in emerging markets, as one of their mobile operator partners for carrier billing.
SLA Digital is connected to Etisalat for carrier billing, offering new and existing global content partners easy access to new customers through the convenient mobile payment option. Etisalat’s customers in UAE can access more digital content with the option to charge purchases direct to their mobile phone bill or by using their prepaid credit.
Kevin Drayne, CEO at SLA Digital commented, “Etisalat is an innovative partner and we are pleased to officially announce our partnership with the mobile operator. The carrier billing market in UAE has enormous potential for any content partners looking for a seamless and secure payment option for their customers and an additional revenue stream for their business.”
SLA Digital will continue to roll out new services with Etisalat UAE through subscriptions, one-off payments and in-app purchases with carrier billing.
SLA Digital has partnered with Malaysian Mobile Operator U Mobile to bring more digital content to their subscribers through carrier billing.
U Mobile’s customers will gain access to new services, with the ability to seamlessly charge purchases directly to their U Mobile phone bill or prepaid credit.
SLA Digital is pleased to add U Mobile as another carrier billing offering for their merchants, in addition to their other mobile operator partners in Malaysia. The announcement means SLA Digital is now in the position to offer merchants greater access to more mobile subscribers in Malaysia, helping them accelerate revenues with a seamless and secure mobile payment option.
Kevin Drayne, CEO at SLA Digital said “We continue to expand our mobile operator connections at SLA Digital throughout Asia and we are very pleased to introduce U Mobile as our latest mobile operator partner in Malaysia. We look forward to helping U Mobile drive new revenues through carrier billing while extending opportunities for global merchants in this region.”
SLA Digital will continue to roll out new services with U Mobile through subscriptions, one-off payments and in-app purchases with carrier billing.