Dialogue Expands Mobile Payments

David Murphy

International mobile solutions company Dialogue Communications has launched its mobile billing services in Norway and Sweden. Dialogue is offering cross-network mobile payment services to all vendors selling products and services over the mobile web in Norway and Sweden. The companys WAP billing solution is currently available for one-off purchases, and is due to be extended to cover subscription services in Q1 2009. 
Dialogue notes that Norway and Sweden are two of the most highly saturated mobile markets in the world, and represent a significant opportunity for the company and for mobile Internet stores.
The two countries have a combined population of 14 million, and mobile penetration is predicted to reach an estimated 122.5% by 2010.
Dialogue Managing Director Guiom Peersman says that many of the companys clients have expressed a desire to move into the Scandinavian region, where large numbers of mobile users are embracing the mobile Internet.
We are always looking to expand our international capabilities, and by launching our services in parts of Scandinavia, it will enable us to reach a new market and grow the business further, says Peersman.
Dialogue has designed its mobile payment framework, which can be integrated into its Mobile Site Builder tool, in both Swedish and Norwegian. The framework allows customers to design their own mobile Internet sites and charge customers directly to their mobile phone bill.
Dialogue currently provides mobile payment services in the UK, Spain and Australia, and says it is looking to launch its billing solutions in other regions around the globe in the coming months.