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Master Thesis - Past Projects - Abstract
Design of a Mobile Payment Intermediary
This thesis describes how to design a payment intermediary for mobile
The PI is a function that replaces the many-to-many relationship between
Operators and content providers when routing payments for mobile content
users phone-bill or pre-paid subscription. The study was performed in
all conclusions have been drawn from a perspective based on the
The reasons for mobile commerce not taking off as predicted are many.
includes an extensive study and discussion with numerous market players
the main obstacles to market deployment. A major obstacle was found to
inefficiency originating in the lack of a simple viable payment channel.
connections and contracting between operators and content providers is
complicated, both business- and technology-wise.
The solution, the payment intermediary, solves this problem and creates
environment for all involved parties in focusing on their core
collecting payments for their products. The systems architecture along
definitions gives both a technical and business-case design of how this
To further clarify the functions of the payment intermediary we have
demonstrator which is described in the end of this thesis.
Keywords: Mobile payments Mobile Clearinghouse Payment routing Transaction routing
Author(s): Fredrik Ruben
Contact: Simin Nadjm-Tehrani
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