ST. LOUIS, June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Amdocs (DOX), the leading provider of customer experience systems and services, today announced that XL Axiata, one of Indonesia's leading mobile service providers with almost 50 million subscribers, 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 the improved payment experience of 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 ebooks 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."
"Recent research by Amdocs and Juniper Research showed that the seamless payment experience of Direct Carrier Billing increases app store sales conversions by up to five times," said Rebecca Prudhomme, vice president for product and solution marketing at Amdocs. "This is most evident in emerging markets like Indonesia where the majority of the population is unbanked. Amdocs' highly scalable mobile payments solution is pre-integrated with leading app stores and aggregators, readying mobile operators to quickly monetize their consumers' digital consumption."
The Amdocs Mobile Payments solution is a cloud-based gateway offered "as a service", based on Amdocs' decade-long experience and expertise in processing mobile payments on behalf of large operators. Carrier billing's share of app store purchases worldwide will more than double from 2012 to 2016, to reach $11.1 billion in 2016, according to Yankee Group. #
#Carrier Billing: The Latent Operator Opportunity, Yankee Group, August 2012
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