PaymentT System. When consumers choose OneTouchT (a part of the Federated
PaymentT System) as a payment method, purchases made over PCs or cellular
telephones are charged directly to telecom or ISP invoices. A key advantage
of OneTouch is its suitability for micro-payments (even purchases less than
$1) which will facilitate the proliferation of digital media categories
such as ring tones, music and video downloads. OneTouch is based on proven
technology using the Liberty Alliance / SAML Federated Identity standard.
OneTouch is similar to PayPal: Purchasers only register once with their
preferred online provider and do not have to enter credit card details with
multiple online retailers. With OneTouch however, only their ITSP or phone
company is aware of their identity thus creating a more secure environment.
Content providers and online retailers also benefit by offering the
convenience of OneTouch payment to the rapidly growing number of ITSP
Jeremy Kagan, CEO at eBIZ.mobility said:
“Everyone’s a winner with this
deal, which brings the benefits of more efficient payment processing to the
world of VoIP for the first time. ITSPs can join ISPs and phone companies
in capitalising on their large customer base and existing billing systems
to generate more revenue from the burgeoning amount of digital content that
passes through their networks. XConnect is a natural partner for us because
its fast-growing global membership complements the spread of content
providers and online retailers offering OneTouch.”
Eli Katz, founder and CEO at XConnect said:
“XConnect is committed to providing its Alliance members with revenue generating value-add services in addition to the benefits of interconnection. eBIZ.mobility is a fellow pioneer in the communications ecosystem and its innovative payment system will create opportunities for those ITSPs who recognise the rapid growth in spending on digital content.”
XConnect allows calls between Alliance members to bypass the PSTN (Public
Switched Telephone Network) and its per-minute call charges. Because calls
are routed IP from end to end, customers of Alliance members can make
quality and feature rich multi-media calls to VoIP end users across the
globe. XConnect, with its patent pending technology, also addresses the
challenges associated with VoIP peering, including confidential ENUM
directory systems, multi-protocol interoperability, privacy and security
issues (including SPIT – Spam over Internet Telephony).
eBIZ.mobility was established in 2003 to provide a unique digital content
payment processing solution for Telcos, ISPs and digital content providers.
Its mission is to enable mobile and landline network operators, Internet
service providers, and content providers to profit from payment processing
by offering their customers secure and convenient OneTouchT Purchasing of
digital content on-line – from anywhere – via any electronic medium.
eBIZ.mobility’s Federated Payment System is set to become the leading
digital content payment processing solution for premium digital content
such as news, sports, videos, games, ring tones and mobile proximity
About XConnect Global Networks:
XConnect is the world’s first and largest provider of ‘Plug and Peer’ VoIP
interconnection services dedicated to connecting ITSPs and enabling rich
multimedia end to end IP communication. With offices and PoPs in USA,
Europe and Asia, XConnect is the largest neutral provider of VoIP peering
for ITSPs. XConnect’s solution comprehensively addresses interoperability,
ENUM directory services, and security. XConnect interconnects leading ITSPs
in 15 countries, allowing free IP calls to over a million VoIP end-users.
The company recently received industry recognition in the 2005 Pulver100
XConnect was founded in 2004 by Eli Katz, also co-founder and chairman of
the UK’s Internet Telephony Service Providers’ Association. In early 2004,
after working for a decade in senior positions in the telecoms industry, he
envisioned how the IP communications industry could move forward and
challenge the dominance of the legacy PSTN. He worked with industry leaders
and partners in Europe and USA to design, develop and implement the
XConnect vision. Eli is also the author of several patent pending VoIP
directory and security systems.