Netopia Sistem operated around 80 percent of the total amount of payments made in 2009 by SMS, namely 3.5 million euros. ‘There were over 600 Romanian websites having marketed their contents with the mobile phone’s help in 2009. We are talking of more than 3,000 products and services traded by SMS,’ Antonio Eram, general manager and founder of Netopia Company said.
Netopia estimates a 30 percent increase in the number of transactions over mobile phones in 2010, this segment’s trend being in accordance with the trend of credit card online payments.
The mobilepay service with mobile phones, launched in 2006, saw the number of the processed transactions double on an annual basis. At the end of last year, mobilpay was extended to credit card online payments and the Netopia officials estimated they would reach a 30 percent market share until the end of the year. Netopia Sistem Company, established in 2003, is a mobilpay operator and mobile services, messaging, marketing and communication provider.