Amsterdam - Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, announces that LeKiosk, France's leading distributor of digital magazines, is deploying its Netsize direct and online operator billing solution. The end-user benefit is one-click mobile payment for digital magazine downloads charged directly to their regular phone bill.
The new service is supported by France's three leading network operators, Bouygues Telecom, Orange and SFR and the Netsize payment interface optimizes automatically for any type of device - phablets, tablets, smartphones and PCs - including those using Android(TM) operating systems. LeKiosk will so reach millions of new consumers that do not use a credit or debit card, providing them with a quick and convenient alternative to entering card serial numbers and personal details on mobile handsets.
Netsize operator billing for LeKiosk was launched on 23 December 2014. It enables straightforward mobile payment via the company's existing web portal and a new dedicated app. No registration is required and the user's phone number acts as a unique identifier, allowing one-click payment via a 3G or 4G mobile network or via a Wi-Fi connection.
"Supporting mobile payment alongside a conventional credit card facility extends our offer to new audiences and creates an additional revenue stream," said Ari Assuied, Chairman for LeKiosk. "The Netsize solution adapts seamlessly to whatever device the customer is using and provides the basis for expansion across France and into other European countries."
"Reading magazines online is at the forefront of the operator billing revolution. Lekiosk's 150,000-strong customer base combined with the widespread coverage from France's three most important operators is an excellent starting point for selling added value content charged to the mobile phone bill," added Frederic Deman, Senior Vice President of Netsize at Gemalto. "Powered by our unique in-app Android solution, the easily customizable Netsize payment page means all end users will always enjoy a simple and familiar transaction experience."
Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital security with 2013 annual revenues of EUR 2.4 billion and more than 12,000 employees operating out of 85 offices and 25 research and software development centers, located in 44 countries.
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