Indonesian Operator Taps Amdocs for Mobile Payments

By Craig Galbraith Comments

XL Axiata, the Indonesian mobile operator, has deployed the Amdocs Mobile Payments solution to enable direct carrier billing for leading app stores. With this deployment, XL Axiata is the first service provider in Asia Pacific (APAC) to offer direct carrier billing at Microsoft's Windows Phone Store to its subscribers.

Initially enabled for the Windows Phone Store, Amdocs' Mobile Payments solution allows consumers to purchase apps and in-app content without the need to use a credit card or the inconvenience of lengthy registration processes, and enables XL Axiata to extend the service to other app stores, such as Google Play, and leading global aggregators as they enter the Indonesian market.

"More than 80 percent of the Indonesian population does not have a bank account or credit card, but almost all have a mobile phone," said Dian Siswarini, chief of digital services at XL Axiata. "With Amdocs, we enable our 49.1 million mobile subscribers to participate in the booming digital economy by buying digital goods like apps, games, music and e-books using their XL mobile account. The Amdocs Mobile Payments solution offers XL Axiata's customers a frictionless payment experience in the leading app stores, making XL Axiata the first to market with new partners and innovative services."

The Amdocs Mobile Payments solution is a cloud-based gateway offered "as a service."

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