Asia Briefs: Globe sees profit in carrier billing; True & China Mobile launch low-cost roaming & more

In a regular series, Mobile World Live‘s Asia Editor Joseph Waring provides a regional roundup of news snippets: Globe sees profit in carrier billing Globe Telecom said its direct carrier billing service for apps has become a major driver in …

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Asia Briefs: LINE’s revenue doubles, MobiFone IPO set for mid-2016 & more

In a regular series, Mobile World Live‘s Asia Editor Joseph Waring provides a regional roundup of news snippets: LINE’s revenue doubles Japan’s messaging application provider LINE said its total revenue more than doubled last year to JPY86.3 billion ($731 million) …

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Indosat launches carrier billing with Google

Indonesia’s Indosat has introduced Google Play carrier billing that allows customers to purchase apps using prepaid airtime credit. Indosat, owned by Ooredoo, said it’s the first operator in the country to offer direct carrier billing to subscribers. CEO and president …

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NFV, IoT could save the day as OTTs cost operators $14bn – report

According to a report published by Juniper Research operators are set to lose $14 billion worth of voice and messaging traffic to OTTs such as WhatsApp, Facebook and Skype in 2014 alone. The report claimed operators in many markets, including the UK, Italy and Spain, have seen 60% decrease in mobile voice revenues in five […]

3 Austria gets Android carrier billing

Hutchison Whampoa’s 3 group has successfully integrated Google Play direct carrier billing into the network of its Austrian subsidiary, 3 Austria. The company has already rolled out the system in Sweden, Ireland and Hong Kong, allowing apps and other digital goods such as books, music, games as well as the music streaming service Music All Access to be paid for via the mobile bill.

Microsoft extends carrier billing for Windows Phone Store

Software giant Microsoft is looking to gain ground on its mobile operating system rivals by extending its carrier billing capabilities for its Windows Phone Store app store.