Monday, May 31, 2004
Bel Baas - premium rate service provider
This development illustrates that the solution to e-money issues in the pre-paid mobile operator domain needs to be found on the issuer side of the market rather than the acquiring side. But the acquirers will to take into account the fact that at some point, the issuers requirements for identification will have a consequence for them as well.
Posted by Simon on 13:29 | link
Thursday, May 27, 2004
NTT to give e-money away to stimulate use
The new service will target users of e-money administered by NTT Communications. Users will first log in at a NTT Communications site and proceed to the sites of participating firms.
Those who make use of specific services, such as requesting materials or making reservations, will receive e-money. The amount of e-money provided will depend on the services used.
Posted by Simon on 15:16 | link
Conference on e-money in Iran...
Posted by Simon on 15:13 | link
Tuesday, May 18, 2004
Preventel: Dutch credit-agency for telecom operators
This saturday Preventel informed the public that the number of non-payers for mobile services is about 400.000. These are mostly youngsters between 18 and 23 years with a debt of 650 euro. The only luck these have is that after five years they disappear from the system.
Essentially Preventel is the telecom-equivalent of the BKR (the Dutch credit-agency, set up by banks). But although BKR also record the information of mobile phone customers... (under the heading telecom-provision), only T-mobile and Vodafone are participants in BKR.
Posted by Simon on 10:43 | link
Wednesday, May 12, 2004
Earthport wins Wanadoo e-money contract
The pre-paid electronic wallet will provide Wanadoo and its merchants with an alternative to Premium Rate SMS as a way to charge for content. The system is also designed to conform to FSA e-money regulations, providing an alternative system, should there be regulation of Premium Rate SMS services in the future.
Posted by Simon on 11:03 | link
Monday, May 10, 2004
EUROPA - Internal Market - Bank - E-money and Mobile operators - Consultation
- webpage of EUROPA - Internal Market - Bank - E-money and Mobile operators
Posted by Simon on 17:24 | link