Mark Rosten joins Bango as SVP Development

Mark-RostenBango is delighted to announce the appointment of Mark Rosten to its senior management team, in the role of Senior Vice President of Development. Mark is leading technology innovation and product delivery for Bango as demand for the Bango Payment Platform continues to grow, driven by app stores expanding the roll out of carrier billing to their customers worldwide.

Mark has over 25 years’ experience in developing and leading strategic initiatives for technology companies. He has an extensive background in the systematic delivery of software and critical projects. Most recently, as E.U. Director of Product Development at GHX Europe, he designed and implemented their mission critical B2B transaction platform, becoming the market leader for the UK healthcare market. Building on that success he deployed solutions for European-wide medical device manufacturers, defining the standard for a global business rules platform. Continue reading

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Global Carrier Billing – a massive operator opportunity within easy reach

BangoEveryone in the carrier billing business agrees that the opportunity is massive, it’s simply a matter of how massive. With a clear enthusiasm about the growing momentum in the industry, senior representatives from global mobile operators and app stores came together this week at Informa’s Global Carrier Billing event in London. Bango were a proud sponsor of the event which contained much discussion on how big the opportunity really is. Continue reading

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Are you an operator who wants to launch app store carrier billing?

skeleton-1 You have a key decision to make once you decide to launch carrier billing with an app store, one which can determine the success of the entire project – How do you connect to the app store?

Do you “Do-It-Yourself” and build your own connection, or do you use a third-party carrier billing provider? Whether you are
launching with your first or fifth app store, you need to answer this question before any work can begin. While it may seem attractive to do the connection yourself, you will face many issues that are common to all Do-It-Yourself (DIY) projects.
The fact is that accidents happen with DIY projects. And that is not the only problem. DIY projects never work out as expected. Anyone who has tried knows the common issues: it takes longer than expected, costs spiral, enthusiasm drops, it’s much more complicated than you thought, and the project goes wrong somewhere during the process. Sound familiar?

So before you decide anything, read our guide to the five most common dangers facing you with a Do It Yourself approach to carrier billing integration.

“Don’t DIY” guide for operators Continue reading

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Google Play launches first carrier billing in Africa as Telkom SA deploys Bango Payment Platform

Google-Play-launches-first-carrier-billing-in-Africa-as-Telkom-SA– Combination of huge Android growth and the #1 carrier billing platform opens-up app store experience to all Telkom SA customers –

Bango and Telkom South Africa, have partnered to launch carrier billing in Google Play, a first for Africa. Telkom SA is using the Bango Payment Platform to provide the service to its Android customers, giving them access to a universal payment method to fully enjoy the app store experience.

In Africa, Google’s Android platform currently represents 89% of the smartphone market, according to IDC (2015). Continue reading

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Bango CEO Joins PM’s Asia Trade Mission to Launch Mobile Payment Partnerships in the Region

  • UK technology company’s payments platform selected by Asian operators to capitalize on the fast growing app economy
  • Bango among financial technology companies travelling to Asia with UK Prime Minister David Cameron

Bango announced today that in the first half of 2015 it has completed seven mobile payment agreements with Mobile Network Operators across Asia. This includes launching carrier billing routes for Indosat and XL in Indonesia, and Taiwan Star in Taiwan. Continue reading

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du launches carrier billing in five app stores within nine months of integrating into the Bango Payment Platform

“We wanted to work with a partner that has experience across all app stores, a partner that has done this before, and that would allow us to go to market quickly. Bango was the logical conclusion to our search”
– Prince Thomas, digital services development lead, du


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du, one of the largest operators in the UAE,  selected Bango to underpin its carrier billing across all app stores. The initial integration into the
Bango Payment Platform was completed in October 2014, with the Samsung GALAXY Apps store launching the same month. In quick succession Windows Phone Store, BlackBerry World and BlackBerry Messenger carrier billing were also activated through the Bango Platform integration. In June 2015 Google Play, the region’s most popular app store, was launched through the Platform. Continue reading

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Bango boosts carrier billing availability across the world

App stores now offering carrier billed payments to tens of millions of new customers through the Bango Platform.

Bango has recently launched carrier billing routes for its app store partners in several additional markets, underlining the role of the Bango Payment Platform at the heart of the growing global app store economy. Continue reading

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