Mobile payments company Fortumo announced the launch in India, starting with direct carrier billing with four of the largest mobile operators, Vodafone, Airtel, Idea and Tata Domoco, in the country.

With 530 million mobile phone users, India has been a tough market for mobile payment providers due to outdated premium SMS technologies being widely used, making payment integration for mobile apps complicated.

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Tracey Xiang is Beijing, China-based tech writer. Reach her at traceyxiang@gmail.com