Julio Porras, CEO of Claro in Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay, said that the company
always strives to combine favorable offers for its users with convenient access to digital
On July 10, the subsidiary brand of the América Móvil group, called the telecommunications company Claro Argentina, signed an agreement with the billing integrator of telecom operators DOCOMO Digital. For Argentina, this means simplified purchases in the Samsung Galaxy Store using DCB.
According to his statement, the partnership between DOCOMO Digital and Samsung is a perfect solution. These are the operator’s first steps into the virtual wallet market, which will allow customers to buy content without a credit card at a reasonable price. This solution is quite valuable for the whole company.
DOCOMO Digital CEO Jonathan Kriegel also talked about cooperation with Claro Argentina. He recalled the mission of his company, which is to help large app stores integrate with operators at no extra cost. He also emphasized how much he appreciates the development of the partnership with América Móvil.
The ability to pay for apps using DCB is a significant accomplishment for people in Argentina. As reported in one of DOCOMO Digital documents about the digital ecosystem of Latin America, less than half of Argentines have a bank account.
Due to the spread of smartphones and the mobile Internet, mobile payments have become the only way to pay bills and make purchases. About 40% of adults made or received electronic payments. According to forecasts, the e-commerce market in the country will reach 19.2 billion US dollars by 2022. So, it will grow by 83% in four years. At the same time, the annual growth of mobile commerce is 26%.
Claro Argentina is a subsidiary brand of the Mexican company group called América Móvil, which is in charge of the telecommunications company AMX Argentina SA in Argentina. Until 2008, it was known as CTI Movil. Today, Claro Argentina is the largest telecommunications company in Latin America. It covers 18 countries in the region, including Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Ecuador.
The app store, for Samsung mobile devices, has been operating since 2009. The store’s digital services are available to residents of 125 countries around the world. The apps are available for Android, Tizen, Windows Mobile and Bada platforms-depending on the country. Users can also buy entertainment content for Samsung TVs, Blu-ray players and home theaters.
The international mobile commerce platform is the leading mobile operator in Japan. DOCOMO Digital was founded in 2016 and has acquired partnerships with telecom operators, merchants, app stores, OTT services, and payment providers around the world. The platform’s payment solutions help the company’s partners develop the mobile commerce ecosystem and improve the convenience of their customers.