Mobile Apps in Africa News: #40

Zain taps Mobile for direct operator billing in Middle East and Africa

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SLA Mobile, Belfast based mobile solutions provider announced the signing of an agreement with Zain Group, a pioneer in mobile telecommunications in eight markets across the Middle East and Africa, to provide customers with Direct Operator Billing capabilities.

Through this agreement Zain Group becomes one of the first operators in the region that will launch the service.

Direct Operator Billing, which is also known as Carrier Billing, will enable Zain’s customers to pay for digital goods from a third-party content or service provider by charging the transaction to their mobile phone monthly bill or using their pre-paid credit.

In regard to Zain Group’s deal with SLA Mobile, the service will provide several benefits to Zain and its customers and to the industry at large, namely: MORE…

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