Mobile payments company Fortumo and mobile operator group Orange have announced the launch of direct carrier billing in Egypt, according to a press release.
More than 30 million Orange subscribers in the country can now make payments on app stores, inside games and with digital merchants by charging purchases to their mobile phone bill.
Egypt is the second market where Orange and Fortumo have launched direct carrier billing for digital merchants.
Last year, Fortumo announced a partnership with the mobile operator group and expanded its payment services to Poland as the first Orange group market.
“We are glad to announce to our subscriber’s base the partnership with Fortumo,” Eng. Ashraf Halim, deputy CEO of Orange Egypt, said in the release. “One of the biggest mobile payment companies providing direct carrier billing, with more than 350 operators in more than 100 countries. Availing DCB to our subscribers’ base through Fortumo Technology opens the door for quick, convenient and secure online payments through Orange billing systems.”