Payment technology

Boku, Sunhill Technologies partner to provide mobile parking payments

BokuSan Francisco-based Boku, a provider of carrier billing-based mobile payments, announced a partnership with Sunhill Technologies to provide the company with it solutions for parking.

Boku reaches approximately four billion consumers in 68 countries. Its partners include Facebook, Sony and Electronic Arts.

“Our carrier billing solutions have become a popular choice for merchants in many different industries, from online and mobile games to app stores to software, and streaming music,” Boku Chief Business Officer Jon Prideaux said. “Parking solutions from sunhill technologies electronify cash, creating a simple payment experience for consumers, a business model that is entirely complementary to our own.”

Sunhill—based in Germany—provides mobile payment solutions for parking. Launched in 2001, Sunhill has more than two million customers in more than 150 locations across Europe.

The agreement between Boku and Sunhill will allow consumers to pay for parking by directly billing their mobile phone carrier or deducting the fees from a prepaid phone balance.

“Our mobile parking solutions offer a simple, pleasant customer experience,” Sunhill CEO Matthias Mandelkow said. “Direct carrier billing further simplifies that experience for our customers, offering the best combination of ease-of-use, security and access, and through our partnership with Boku, we can offer our services worldwide.”

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