Two Estonian companies, the mobility services company NOW! Innovations and the carrier billing provider Fortumo, announced a global partnership for charging payments for parking and electric vehicle charging.
NOW! Innovations will start offering payments for mobile parking, electric vehicle charging and other services through Fortumo’s direct carrier billing solution, available in a number of European and Asian countries and the US. As a result of the partnership, interested municipalities, parking and EV charging network operators as well as NOW! customers will be able to easily add mobile operator billing as an additional option for accepting payments from users.
In Estonia, 90% of parking payments are charged to the mobile operator bill. The firms are now aiming to make mobile operator billing for parking and electric vehicle charging available in new territories.
Fortumo’s system works via carrier billing, wherein customers pay for digital goods via their mobile billing plans with their mobile operators. It currently features payment connectivity with over 300 mobile operators in 80 countries.
NOW! Innovations is a global provider of mobile payment, billing and management solutions for parking, electric vehicle charging and other mobility services, currently operating in eight countries.