Qpass, the proven provider of mobile commerce software, has announced it will launch Simpay-compliant payment components in its Services Management software.
Qpass will be available to assist operators with Simpay market trials and testing. Qpass will also serve as a resource to Simpay for insight into the US market, where Qpass is the dominant provider of mobile commerce software, serving seven of the leading mobile operators, including Cingular Wireless, AT&T Wireless and Nextel.
Simpay is a mobile payment scheme founded by Orange, Telefónica Móviles, T-Mobile and Vodafone to facilitate payment for mobile commerce transactions through the development of an open and interoperable mobile payment solution. The solution provides payment and settlement services, and allows subscribers to make purchases through their mobile operator-managed accounts.
“We welcome the support of Qpass for the Simpay scheme,” said Tim Jones, Simpay CEO. “Simpay is a global initiative, and we are delighted by the addition of Qpass to the community of vendors seeking to offer Simpay-compliant software to mobile operators.”
To facilitate both the testing and launch of the Simpay service, Qpass will support the following Simpay-defined functionality in its Services Management software:
• Mobile Payment Issuer (MPI) interface, which enables consumers to make micro-payments to all participating merchants using their pre- or post-paid mobile account as the source of funds;
• Mobile Merchant Acquirer (MMA) interface, which links participating merchants to the payment scheme.
“Qpass believes that mobile commerce and service delivery platforms must support every possible payment method, so adding Simpay functionality to our software is a natural for us,” said Qpass CEO, Chase Franklin. “Our customers will be able to enable their entire premium services business, both on- and off-portal, with one comprehensive platform solution.”
Qpass Services Management software provides leading mobile operators a highly flexible solution to optimize revenue from premium services and applications. The software is the fundamental driver of premium data and service delivery programs, enabling product offerings such as ringtones, games, and premium messaging.