System will be integrated into Opera Payment Exchange (OPX).
Opera has redirected a lot of its attention towards mobile over the past couple of years. MWC 2012 saw the browser firm introduce the Opera Payment Exchange (OPX) to its Opera Mini mobile browser to simplify payments for users.
The Norwegian company has now announced a partnership with m-payments specialist Neomobile, which will see the latter's one-click operator billing platform added into OPX and Mini.
It means those browsing through Mini securely pay for digital items with just one-click, with the cost of the goods being added to the user's monthly phone bill. Mini has more than 200m users globally, and the new solution will be available in every region Neomobile has a presence; Europe, Latin America, India.
Gianluca D’Agostino, CEO, Neomobile, said: "The next step for us will be the integration of our Onebip mobile payment service to let merchants and other media companies to make the most of all the ways to monetise their services through the Opera Mini browser."
Sameer Merchant, CEO, Opera Commerce, said: "Opera strives to work with partners like Neomobile to strengthen the mobile payment ecosystem for Opera Mini users through OPX.
"One by one, we want to partner with premium mobile payment service providers like Neomobile to give the convenience of mobile payments to our Opera Mini users."