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Mobike launches on Fortumo's Messaging Platform

Friday, 15 June 2018, 18:15 IST
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The smart bike sharing company Mobike and the mobile technology company Fortumo are today announcing a partnership on Fortumo’s Messaging Platform. Mobike will now be able to authenticate users and share service-related messages through SMS in over 15 countries. Mobike can reach both locals and tourists using Fortumo’s platform as it supports mobile users of more than 350 telcos in 100+ countries.



“People never leave their home without a smartphone which gives merchants the opportunity to use telco infrastructure for customer authentication, payments, and communication. At the same time, connecting with hundreds of telcos across the world is not scalable. Fortumo resolves the challenge by enabling scale through one integration. Mobike is the global leader in bike sharing services and we are looking forward to growing their customer satisfaction through our messaging platform,” said Andrea Boetti, Vice President of Global Business Development at Fortumo.







“Mobikers are always on the move, so we needed a partner that is also always on the go,” said Florian Bohnert, head of partnerships at Mobike. “Fortumo’s platform allows us to connect with our users in real-time via SMS with important information, such as account verification, and service information. Together with Fortumo we will be able to continually innovate further to meet the needs of our users.”



Fortumo’s Messaging Platform gives merchants a direct line of communication through SMS with their customers for payment notifications and 2-factor user authentication (2FA). The company’s pay-as-you-go model combined with direct connections to mobile operators ensures merchants can reach their customers in a cost-effective and efficient manner.



In recent news from the transportation industry, Fortumo launched carrier billing for the mobile parking company EasyPark.







Fortumo’s platform is used by Google Play, Spotify, iflix, Sony, HOOQ, Gaana, EA Mobile, Gameloft, Kinguin, EasyPark and thousands of other merchants. One integration with the platform enables merchants to bundle their services with, collect payments from and communicate with subscribers of more than 350 mobile operators.



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