Bango (AIM: BGO) now has 100 mobile operator payment connections globally. Bango continues to expand the reach of its mobile payments platform to deliver its frictionless payment experience as widely as possible for the world’s leading content providers.
Bango’s 100th operator connection was in Columbia, connecting Telefónica subscribers into BlackBerry World. Those subscribers can now pay for digital goods and services without needing cards, pre-registered accounts or having to send SMS messages, instead they pay with one-click operator billing, charging purchases to their phone bill. This 100th connection means that Bango now has active connections in 47 countries, including the leading mobile operators in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Spain and many more, and extends Bango’s reach to more than one billion mobile subscribers. Continue reading
Bango is proud to have been placed on the 2013 FinTech 50 Watchlist, a shortlist of fifty companies in Europe that are redefining FinTech, aka financial technology. The List, a collaborative project by The CEO Agenda, ICON Corporate Finance, Hotwire, Silicon Valley Bank and Fox Williams, is the first of an annual exercise to track one of the fastest moving sectors in technology.
The inaugural FinTech 50 Watchlist is based on the expertise of the Watchlist Panel, ten industry leaders from across the financial services and technology industry. The panel convened at the end of 2012 to debate and select the top companies that demonstrate the potential to become a “game-changer” in financial technology or the competitive staying power to continue being one. Continue reading
Bango today announces that it has secured a £6.5 million investment round (approximately US$10.2 million) to be used to finance further development of the business, particularly around its emerging market strategy.
Both current and new investors have taken part in the fundraising which was oversubscribed, demonstrating a high level of support for Bango in the financial markets. The funding is expected to complete following a general meeting of the Bango shareholders on 25th February 2013.
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Bango today announce that they have signed a Global Framework Agreement. The two companies will partner globally to create an enhanced direct-to-bill payment experience for mobile app stores. The partnership will combine Bango’s frictionless payment experience with Telefónica’s BlueVia Payment APIs, connecting over 314 million chargeable customers worldwide to the Bango Payments Platform.
The ability to pay for digital goods and services via a mobile phone bill or prepay credit is a key way for content owners and developers to fully monetize their products. This is especially the case in developing markets, such as Latin America, where penetration of bank accounts and credit cards is very low. Trials of direct to bill in Telefónica operating businesses have proven its ability to drive sales. Continue reading
Bango announces that its first integration on Google Play™ is now live. The first mobile network operator (MNO) to be connected is Telstra, the leading MNO in Australia. Telstra subscribers using Google Play can now purchase digital content without resort to sending SMS messages or the limitations of credit cards. Users now enjoy frictionless operator billing powered by Bango, paying on their phone bill, without the need to register personal details. Continue reading
Bango is enjoying an excellent year, and continues to be recognized by the mobile industry at large. Today we’re proud to announce that Bango has won Best Pay By Mobile Company at the Mobile Entertainment Awards 2012.
The seventh annual ME Awards took place at the Royal Garden Hotel in London on Thursday, November 29th, attracting over 300 senior professionals from all over the world. Continue reading
The following was released by our partner Research in Motion (RIM) on November 22. The original release can be found here.
BlackBerry App World Integrated Carrier Billing Now Implemented with More Than 50 Carriers
Benefits of integrated carrier billing extend to carriers, developers, content providers, and customers
Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced that more than 50 carriers have now implemented integrated carrier billing on the BlackBerry App World™ storefront for their customers. The announcement marks a great milestone for RIM, and a big benefit for carriers, developers, content providers, and customers. Continue reading