Everyone in the carrier billing business agrees that the opportunity is massive, it’s simply a matter of how massive. With a clear enthusiasm about the growing momentum in the industry, senior representatives from global mobile operators and app stores came together this week at Informa’s Global Carrier Billing event in London. Bango were a proud sponsor of the event which contained much discussion on how big the opportunity really is. Continue reading
You have a key decision to make once you decide to launch carrier billing with an app store, one which can determine the success of the entire project – How do you connect to the app store?
Do you “Do-It-Yourself” and build your own connection, or do you use a third-party carrier billing provider? Whether you are
launching with your first or fifth app store, you need to answer this question before any work can begin. While it may seem attractive to do the connection yourself, you will face many issues that are common to all Do-It-Yourself (DIY) projects.
The fact is that accidents happen with DIY projects. And that is not the only problem. DIY projects never work out as expected. Anyone who has tried knows the common issues: it takes longer than expected, costs spiral, enthusiasm drops, it’s much more complicated than you thought, and the project goes wrong somewhere during the process. Sound familiar?
So before you decide anything, read our guide to the five most common dangers facing you with a Do It Yourself approach to carrier billing integration.
– Combination of huge Android growth and the #1 carrier billing platform opens-up app store experience to all Telkom SA customers –
Bango and Telkom South Africa, have partnered to launch carrier billing in Google Play, a first for Africa. Telkom SA is using the Bango Payment Platform to provide the service to its Android customers, giving them access to a universal payment method to fully enjoy the app store experience.
In Africa, Google’s Android platform currently represents 89% of the smartphone market, according to IDC (2015). Continue reading
- UK technology company’s payments platform selected by Asian operators to capitalize on the fast growing app economy
- Bango among financial technology companies travelling to Asia with UK Prime Minister David Cameron
Bango announced today that in the first half of 2015 it has completed seven mobile payment agreements with Mobile Network Operators across Asia. This includes launching carrier billing routes for Indosat and XL in Indonesia, and Taiwan Star in Taiwan. Continue reading
du launches carrier billing in five app stores within nine months of integrating into the Bango Payment Platform
“We wanted to work with a partner that has experience across all app stores, a partner that has done this before, and that would allow us to go to market quickly. Bango was the logical conclusion to our search”
– Prince Thomas, digital services development lead, du
du, one of the largest operators in the UAE, selected Bango to underpin its carrier billing across all app stores. The initial integration into the
Bango Payment Platform was completed in October 2014, with the Samsung GALAXY Apps store launching the same month. In quick succession Windows Phone Store, BlackBerry World and BlackBerry Messenger carrier billing were also activated through the Bango Platform integration. In June 2015 Google Play, the region’s most popular app store, was launched through the Platform. Continue reading
App stores now offering carrier billed payments to tens of millions of new customers through the Bango Platform.
Bango has recently launched carrier billing routes for its app store partners in several additional markets, underlining the role of the Bango Payment Platform at the heart of the growing global app store economy. Continue reading
Four carrier billing launches during May extends platform footprint across the region
Bango launch app store carrier billing in four markets in Latin America, including two launches for Google Play. With additional new markets expected to launch during the year, the Bango Payment Platform is at the forefront of the app economy across the LatAm region. Continue reading