Competition watchdog probes UK m-wallet venture

The European Commission’s competition watchdog has opened an in-depth investigation into the proposed creation of a mobile wallet joint venture by UK carriers Vodafone, Telefónica and Everything Everywhere (T-Mobile and Orange).

Ericsson, MTN launch m-wallet

Ericsson and MTN Group have co-launched m-wallet services in the Middle East and African regions, marking the first time an operator has adopted Ericsson’s converged wallet offering.

Orange takes m-wallet to Poland

Mobile operator Orange has expanded its mobile wallet offering to another market with a commercial offer targeting several thousand users in Poland.

Operators collaborate on m-wallet venture

The UK’s three biggest operators on Thursday launched a standalone m-commerce joint venture designed to provide a single contact for advertisers, marketing partners, retailers and banks to create m-commerce products and services. Cashing in on the m-wallet phenomenon, the will target companies and organisations that provide anything from credit, debit and loyalty cards to membership cards and transport tickets, allowing them to create secure mobile versions of their products.

eBay builds internet commerce presence

Still driving home the importance of m-commerce, online giant eBay has agreed to acquire the 51 per cent stake in e-commerce platform Magento that it does not already own. Ebay snapped up 49 per cent of Magento last year in a bid to increase its offerings to online merchants.

Isis in crisis?

Isis, a mobile payments joint-venture between AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile in the US, has scaled back its initial plans to roll out its own mobile payment network in favour of an m-wallet-style offering.


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