We’re excited to announce the latest addition to Bango’s management team, as Maria Garcia Vidondo has joined us, as our Vice President Platform Operations. This is a new role which has been created as Bango continues on its growth path, serving increasing numbers of huge clients and seeing massive growth in reach.
Maria’s role is to ensure that the Bango Payment and Analytics experience is always available for Bango’s customers. Maria is focused on several measures which are pivotal to Bango’s business performance Continue reading
We’re proud to announce that we’ve won another award, this time it’s the Mobile Merit Award 2013. We won in the “Mobile Payments and Commerce” category. The Mobile Merit Award recognizes companies, individuals and technologies that have shaped the way in which the world communicates today.
The Mobile Merit Awards are judged by a panel of industry executives, members of the media and consultants. Marc Barach, CMO for Jumio, and a member of the judging panel commented: “All the Mobile Merit Award finalists are doing remarkable things to make our mobile experiences safer, more useful and rewarding. Innovation and execution make for a potent mix and the participating companies certainly set the standard in that arena,” Continue reading
Now enabling payments for Mozilla’s Firefox Marketplace, the new and open store for web apps built using HTML5
Bango announces that their integration with Mozilla’s Firefox Marketplace is now live. Bango is providing operator billing and other billing options in the first Firefox OS launch markets, meaning Firefox Marketplace users can choose to charge the cost of digital purchases to their phone bill.
The service has launched for Firefox OS customers in both Spain and Colombia through the mobile network operator Telefónica, while Poland has gone live through T-Mobile. In addition, Venezuela has launched using Bango’s credit card billing connectivity initially, to be followed by operator billing. Further markets are expected to be announced in the coming weeks. Continue reading
Bango today announces the appointment of Trevor Goldberg, who takes up the newly created position of Vice President Business Development, Mobile Network Operators. Trevor will work with Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) to enable them to use the Bango Payment Platform and analytics services to maximize their revenue from the explosive growth of the app store and mobile content sales. This strategic and specialized role has been created to strengthen Bango’s market-facing team at a time of growing MNO demand.
MNOs are looking to deploy their billing systems to charge for apps, digital content and services, and to expose other services to improve user experience. Operators that plug into Bango can roll out services faster, generate more revenue, provide a better user experience and gain analytical information that is not available elsewhere. Continue reading
Frictionless mobile payment in fast-growing Indonesian market endorses Bango’s leadership in Direct Operator Billing.
Bango has launched direct operator billing for Microsoft’s Windows Phone Store with the Mobile Network Operator (MNO) Indosat in Indonesia. This enables Windows Phone users to easily purchase digital content without the use of premium SMS messages or the limitations of credit cards. Instead, users enjoy one-click operator billing, charging the cost to their phone bill, without the need to register personal details.
The introduction of operator billing super-charges mobile commerce. Where Bango has introduced operator billing to developed markets with high credit card penetration, the sales of digital goods has routinely increased by 300% to 400%. Where it’s introduced to emerging markets Bango has seen increases in the range of 1000%. Continue reading
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