BOKU Signs Direct Carrier Billing Agreements with French Carriers

Aug. 30, 2011

Mobile payments provider BOKU recently launched direct carrier billing with two carriers in France. The San Francisco-based company said agreements with Bouygues Telecom and SFR, a subsidiary of Vivendi, will give 32 million French customers the ability to pay for digital goods and services using their existing wireless service account, with the charge appearing on their carrier bill. “France accounts for more than 50 Million mobile subscribers and has one of the most advanced online markets in the world,” said Mark Britto, CEO of BOKU. “France is already one of BOKU’s top ten markets, and these new connections will undoubtedly keep them in that category and growing fast.” With this agreement, the company claims nearly all mobile users in France have access to BOKU direct carrier billing.