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Portal Payment Possibilities: for a start-up company
KTH, Superseded Departments, Teleinformatics. (CCSlab)
KTH, Superseded Departments, Teleinformatics. (CCSlab)
2000 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The corporate climate for start-up companies in Sweden has been extremely good for the last couple of years. A lot of small companies have been entering the Internet business arena in different areas such as consulting, content providing, and system developing. Especially the mobile fraction of the Internet field is today a hot topic in Scandinavia and it is rapidly spreading to the rest of the world. This Master of Science thesis investigates how a small start-up company operating in the mobile Internet field could be able to let its customers pay for the companies services.

Different payment possibilities have been described, compared and evaluated. Amongst the possible solutions are direct Internet payment, credit cards, and micro payment systems. The evaluated solutions are mainly focused on enabling Internet based payments to take place, but the goal is to be able to conduct payments using a standard mobile device. Several technologies could be used to extend the Internet solution to the mobile market. Techniques that can be used and are evaluated in this thesis are: CTI, SMS, WAP, and SAT.

When offering payment possibilities on the Internet an obvious problem is the security matters. Nevertheless this thesis describes and evaluates the possible solutions available today and a large factor when extending the Internet based payment method to the mobile area are the user confidence and easy to use factors. Furthermore the chosen solution should be possible for a small company to implement. That means that no hardware implementations in the mobile device are acceptable.

Two possible solutions have been implemented and are described in the report. First a real credit card solution for the web case. Second the web solution has been extended to work in a wireless GSM environment using SMS.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2000. , 152 p.
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Communication Systems
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-93532OAI: diva2:516884
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Master of Science in Engineering - Electrical Engineering
2000-12-13, Seminar room "Telegrafen", Isafjordsgatan 22, Kista, 08:30 (Swedish)
Available from: 2012-06-18 Created: 2012-04-20 Last updated: 2013-09-09Bibliographically approved

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