Bango expands carrier billing on Windows 10 and Xbox One

  • Increased US and European coverage to over 200 million subscribers for Windows Store billing on Xbox, PC and tablet

Bango has expanded the availability of Direct Carrier Billing for Windows Store and Xbox One to over 200 million subscribers across Europe and the USA.

European launches for Windows 10 carrier billing through the Bango Platform include EE in the UK, Base in Belgium and 3 in Italy. In the USA, subscribers on the Verizon network can purchase their favorite apps, games, movies, music and more from Windows Store, across all devices running Windows 10, including Xbox One, by charging the cost to their bill. No fiddly credit card details are required. Continue reading

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Bango Platform enables 9pay wallet for Google Play users in Nigeria

  • Bango enables mobile payments in another mobile subscriber growth market
  • Payments leader activates 9mobile’s 9pay wallet for Google Play users in Nigeria

Bango announces that it has launched operator-billed payments for Google Play users with 9mobile in Nigeria. Through the 9mobile 9pay wallet, customers in Nigeria can pay for the wealth of media, games, apps and digital content in Google Play, with one-click, without the need to own a credit card or bank account.

Nigeria is one of the most mobile-centric countries in the world. The scale is enormous, with around 150 million subscribers, a penetration rate of over 80% (GSMA Intelligence, 2017), and more mobile internet users than any other African country (Business Insider, 2016). 76% of all online traffic in Nigeria is from mobile devices (Africa Business Communities, 2016). Continue reading

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Bango extends carrier billing for Amazon customers in Japan

New payment option for Amazon Prime and Prime Student membership programmes

Following the successful launch of Direct Carrier Billing (DCB) for Amazon retail customers in Japan (June 2017), Bango has expanded DCB availability to Japanese customers of Amazon Prime and Prime Student membership programmes.

Amazon customers with an NTT DOCOMO or KDDI (au) mobile phone account can now pay for the Amazon Prime membership fee, either monthly or annually by charging the cost to their mobile phone bill. At the same time, students in Japan can now use this new payment method to pay for their annual membership fees to the Prime Student programme. Continue reading

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Bango secures victory opening-up Egypt for app store carrier billing

Partnership with Victory Link enables major app stores to offer carrier billing in Egypt

Bango has expanded its operations in Africa through a partnership with Victory Link in Egypt. As a result of the relationship, Bango app store and merchant partners can launch carrier billing across all three Egyptian mobile operators.

Egypt has 90 million plus connected mobile devices and a SIM penetration of over 100%, of which 89% are pre-paid users (GSMA Intelligence, 2017). Android is the Operating System (OS) of choice, claiming over 85% of the mobile base (StatCounter, 2017). This sizeable market is now available for Bango app store partners to further expand their carrier billing coverage into the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Continue reading

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Partnership with Infomedia opens-up Bango Platform to more digital merchants

Bango announces a strategic partnership and commercial deal with Infomedia, to increase the number of digital merchants that benefit from the Bango Platform for mobile payments. The agreement strengthens Bango’s position as the payments platform of choice for Direct Carrier Billing (DCB), the preferred payment method for merchants.

Infomedia provides a managed services platform that delivers DCB for a wide range of branded, third-party content. This is becoming widely adopted as operators look to grow the portfolio of content offered to their customers. Through this partnership Continue reading

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Bango boosts operations in Latin America

Bango announces further investment across Latin America with key hires to its São Paulo office and the opening of an office in Bogota, Colombia. Expanding the Bango presence in the region will support Bango store partners, which include Amazon, Google and Microsoft.

The content hungry Latin American region is a focus for the major app stores, which is home to some of the fastest-growing smartphone markets worldwide. Bango technology is used by the major stores to enable millions more consumers to enjoy full access to digital content and services including video, music, gaming, productivity software and more. Continue reading

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Bango Platform wins ‘Most Innovative DCB Technology’ award

Bango has won the award for the ‘Most Innovative DCB Technology’ at the Global Direct Carrier Billing Awards 2017, continuing a very strong year. Hosted in London on Tuesday, 26 September, as part of the Global Carrier Billing Summit event, this was the first Global Direct Carrier Billing Awards competition.

This award recognizes the new technology and capabilities added to the Bango Platform to handle the many complexities involved in the recent launch of carrier billing by Amazon Japan. Continue reading

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