Irish mobile operator, Vodafone Ireland, has appointed SLA Digital as their managed service provider for Direct Carrier Billing for their 1.96 million subscribers.
SLA Digital has a previously long-standing relationship with Vodafone Ireland, providing the mobile operator with the platform to enable carrier billing. Vodafone Ireland’s customers are already able to make payments for digital content including app stores, streaming services and games by charging purchases to their mobile account.
The new partnership agreement means that Vodafone Ireland will be able to delegate new services to SLA Digital for onboarding, integration and business support. SLA Digital, in turn, will provide digital content providers with seamless access to carrier billing.
“We are delighted to extend our relationship with Vodafone Ireland and become their managed service partner for carrier billing. By working with new digital content providers, we see this as a real opportunity to extend the offering of a secure and convenient mobile payment option to Vodafone’s customers,” said Kevin Drayne, CEO at SLA Digital.
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SLA Digital has partnered with Spuul, one of the most popular Indian movie streaming platforms, to increase their direct carrier billing connections, enabling more customers to pay by mobile.
With more than 47 million registered users across the world, Spuul is a video on demand streaming service with more than 10,000 hours of Bollywood movies and TV shows in multiple languages for customers to enjoy ad-free.
“Video on demand services have seen a huge uptake in recent years. Through our partnership with Spuul, we are excited to help them grow via our carrier billing connections across the Middle East and Asia,” commented Ashley O’Kane, Head of Marketing at SLA Digital.
Carrier billing allows customers to use their mobile device and add purchases and subscriptions to their post-paid bill or use their prepaid credit, giving a truly seamless and convenient customer experience.
Commenting on the partnership, Rajiv Vaidya, Spuul India, CEO said, “We have partnered successfully with SLA Digital to enable us to access more customers through carrier billing across the Middle East. We expect to continue expanding our coverage into other regions, offering Spuul customers easier ways to subscribe.”
Mobile Arts, a technology provider in the Middle East, has partnered with SLA Digital to further grow their revenues with Direct Carrier Billing for their premium gaming and utility applications.
Direct Carrier Billing (DCB) is an alternative digital payment channel to traditional forms of payment like credit and debit card. The solution is seamless, secure and offers a user-friendly customer experience. Customers add transactions to their monthly mobile bill or deduct from their prepaid credit.
Ashley O’Kane, Head of Marketing at SLA Digital commented, “By leveraging Direct Carrier Billing, content providers like Mobile Arts are able to quickly and easily enter new markets and access a large pool of potential customers.”
Rabih Jreish, Business Development at Mobile Arts commented, “Having the right Direct Carrier Billing partner like SLA Digital, we can help merchants and content providers to quickly and easily start in-app subscriptions in new and existing markets. Our innovative solution, “APP-IT UP”, converts any content portal to a mobile application-based subscription product by integrating our smart SDK.”
SLA Digital continues to work with Mobile Arts on expanding its connectivity through SLA Digital’s portfolio of Mobile Operators across the Middle East and Asia.
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Independent game developer and publisher, Playwing has partnered with SLA Digital to enable direct carrier billing payments for their gaming platform across the Middle East and Asia.
Playwing has launched their service with SLA Digital in Myanmar and Iraq and are planning additional carrier billing rollouts over the next few months.
“Playwing’s focus is to make our games available to as many people as possible and carrier billing is key to enabling this. The payment option allows customers to easily access our premium content by using their mobile phone bill.” Said Florian Gheorghe, Relations Manager. “We are delighted to have partnered with SLA Digital as they have a wealth of carrier billing experience and key mobile operator connections.”
“Direct carrier billing offers gaming companies like Playwing the opportunity to monetise customers through a simple and secure mobile payment channel. We are delighted to have partnered with Playwing as we continue to bring fresh and exciting premium content to Mobile Operator customers.” Commented Ashley O’Kane, Head of Marketing at SLA Digital.
SLA Digital is an international Digital Services company delivering innovative solutions such as Direct Operator Billing to Mobile Network Operators and Content Partners globally in order to drive additional revenue streams for all participants. SLA’s team of experienced mobile specialists operate worldwide serving significant operator and content partners throughout Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
Playwing is owned by the founders of Ubisoft and is dedicated to bringing high-value propositions to gamers, game publishers, phone manufacturers and advertisers.
SLA Digital Signs Global Framework Agreement with Telenor Group to Deliver Digital Content via Direct Carrier Billing
SLA Digital and Telenor Group, one of the world’s largest mobile telecommunications service providers, have signed a global framework agreement making SLA Digital a delivery agent for digital content to a number of Telenor subsidiaries across Europe and Asia.
The agreement offers Telenor subsidiaries access to SLA Digital’s ecosystem of local and international content that their customers can access via direct carrier billing. SLA Digital’s diverse ecosystem of merchants,including global brands,offers both one-off and subscription content across verticals including gaming, video-on-demand and music streaming.
SLA Digital is live with Telenor Myanmar, with other subsidiaries following imminently. Telenor’s customers in Myanmar now have access to more digital content that they can charge directly to their mobile phone bill.
Nic Stirk, CEO of SLA Digital commented, “We are pleased to have partnered with Telenor Group in order to leverage our key relationships with global and local merchants. Our engagement with Telenor is an important step for us as it allows us to provide their customers with key value added services whilst continuing to extend our footprint.” Nic continued, “We are proud to have partnered with an innovative mobile operator like Telenor Group and look forward to embracing future opportunities.”