Bango speaks at ETIS Group, engaging with the European mobile operator community

ETISETIS 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

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Announcing Bango Grid: The global launch pad for carrier billing

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.

Bango-GridOver 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

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Damien Byrne joins Bango as Account Director

DamiennnnnWe’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

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Bango and Indosat launch carrier billing in Google Play

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

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Payments launched with Telkom South Africa for Samsung Galaxy Apps

Untitled-1Bango is pleased to announce that it has launched Direct Carrier Billing (DCB) for
Samsung Galaxy Apps with Telkom South Africa. This is the first Samsung DCB launch in the continent of Africa.

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

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Bango wins an EMMA

Emmas-Winner-logo-2014 (3)After the announcement of our first deployment with Amazon, and our new global partnership with Samsung, Bango’s hot streak continued last week when we were proud to be awarded an EMMA. Continue reading

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Bango’s partnership with Samsung

Untitled-1The announcement last week that Samsung has integrated with the Bango Payments Platform, unlocking one-click payment in their app store, is important for two reasons. First it confirms that paying for content and services on the mobile phone bill is an essential component of today’s smartphone experience. Secondly, when the world’s largest smartphone maker standardizes on the Bango Payments Platform, it makes clear that the carrier billing market has reached maturity. Continue reading

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