Opera Mobile gets carrier billing hook

Internet browser developer Opera Software has teamed up with mobile commerce firm Neomobile to bring m-payment services to users of Opera Mobile.

The deal will see the Neomobile mobile payment system integrated into the Opera Payment Exchange (OPX), making secure mobile payments available to more than 200 million Opera Mini users globally. The system will allow users to buy digital goods and services through direct carrier billing in each country where Neomobile has mobile entertainment services.

Neomobile is present in 11 markets, in Europe, Latin America and India, with a portfolio providing digital content and services for mobile users in partnership with carriers, ranging from chat and dating to games and apps.

“The next step for us will be the integration of our Onebip mobile payment service to let merchants and other media companies to make the most of all the ways to monetize their services through the Opera Mini browser,” said Gianluca D’Agostino, CEO, Neomobile.

Sameer Merchant, CEO, Opera Commerce, said: “One by one, we want to partner with premium mobile payment service providers like Neomobile to give the convenience of mobile payments to our Opera Mini users.”

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