Bango has made significant progress across Asia during the last 24 months, with Direct Carrier Billing launched in many “mobile-first” countries, including Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Taiwan, Singapore, the Philippines and others. As part of our market development across the region, we’re pleased to announce that Trevor Goldberg, Bango’s VP Business Development, Mobile Network Operators, has been elected to the board of MEF Asia. Continue reading
ETIS is an influential industry group that brings together Europe’s major telecommunications providers to share knowledge on key technology issues in a trusted environment. ETIS does this by engaging members in invitation only working groups and task forces, where real-world experiences are shared and discussed in a surprisingly lively environment.
Last week the ETIS Billing & Revenue Management Working Group held its first such meeting of the year in Dublin, Ireland, hosted by Openet. I was invited to address the group, to give a 30 minute presentation Continue reading
Announcing Bango Grid – a new and unique product that enables app stores to launch and manage carrier billing markets with unparalleled ease, as they grow global mobile content sales.
Over the last few years, app stores and Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) have been racing to embrace carrier billing, recognizing the significant increase in digital revenues driven by frictionless charge-to-bill payment. Carrier billing is predicted to grow by 46% each year until the end of 2017, and Continue reading
We’re delighted to announce our latest key hire, as Damien Byrne has joined Bango in the role of Account Director. This is a newly created role as Bango continues on its growth path, powering payment for the giants of mobile and seeing rapid growth in reach and spend across the platform. Continue reading
Bango is pleased to announce that Indosat, the leading Indonesian Mobile Network Operator, has used the Bango Payments Platform to launch one-click payment for Google Play customers.
This activation enables Google Play customers on the Indosat network to purchase games, music, apps and other digital content, without the use of premium SMS messages or the limitations of credit cards. Instead, users enjoy frictionless direct carrier billing, charging the cost to their phone bill, without the need to register personal details. Continue reading
Telkom and Samsung have partnered with mobile payment leader Bango in order to launch the service. The service is made possible through Telkom’s Event Billing service and will enable Telkom customers to purchase Samsung applications from the GALAXY Apps store and charge it directly to their mobile phone bill or airtime, using their Samsung devices. Customers can also make in-app purchases, such as additional content or new levels for a gaming app, without interruption to the app experience. This “frictionless” payment experience is emerging as the preferred model for payment in app stores, enabling more consumers to access paid content, without the need for credit/debit cards or to register personal details. Continue reading