- 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
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
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
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
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
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
Bango announces that it has enabled mobile operator Viva Kuwait to upgrade its Google Play carrier billing from a direct integration to the Bango Platform. Kuwaiti customers will enjoy the enhanced performance delivered through the Bango Platform, while developers selling through the Google Play store in Kuwait will see increased sales from Viva customers through the Bango Boost program.
Viva Kuwait is the latest in a series of upgrades from direct connections to the Bango Platform. Operators want to grow the value of their app store business by attracting new users, boosting support for top spending customers and opening-up their customer base to developer marketing. The Bango Platform provides data for operators and developers to segment and develop the app store customer base, which drives-up activity and revenue levels. Continue reading