Microsoft Chooses MACH for Direct Carrier Billing
Feb. 28, 2012
MACH, a Luxembourg-based provider of direct carrier billing technology, has extended an agreement with Microsoft under which MACH will integrate with Microsoft’s new Commerce Platform so carriers can connect to the Microsoft Marketplace through its Direct Billing Gateway. The agreement also calls for MACH to enable Windows Phone users on Canada’s TELUS network to charge apps purchases to the subscriber’s phone bill. “Direct carrier billing is a popular feature among Windows Phone customers because it makes purchasing the latest apps and games quick and easy,” said Todd Brix, senior director of Windows Phone Marketplace. “MACH’s solution is now integrated with our new Commerce Platform bringing simple direct billing to TELUS subscribers in Canada.” Mobile network operators that connect to Microsoft’s new Commerce Platform using MACH’s technology will benefit from a much quicker and easier integration process and access to the Microsoft Marketplace, according to Charles Damen, vice president of mobile billing and payments for MACH.