Payment executive Robert Payne joins Bango to develop US partnerships from new Silicon Valley office

Senior Exec team hire will focus on new opportunities with leading digital stores

Bango announces that Robert Payne has joined its executive team as Executive Vice President of Strategic Partnerships. Rob brings over 25 years’ experience, most recently at Danal Inc., which became the leading carrier billing provider in the US market and a leader in digital identity technology. He will be based in Bango’s expanded Silicon Valley office in San Jose, CA.

The world’s leading digital stores are using or evaluating the Bango Payment Platform to provide carrier billing and other alternative payments to their customers. Rob brings his extensive experience to Bango, working with the largest West Coast technology businesses, ensuring that Bango remains focused on delivering technology to maximize both their own, and their partners’ success in the years to come. Continue reading

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Bango brings cross-device carrier billing to millions more Windows 10 users

Xbox One users can pay with carrier billing from the console for the first time

Bango announces that it has expanded the availability of carrier billing for Microsoft Windows Store. For the first time, users in Finland, Norway and Hungary can make purchases from any Windows 10 device, including their Xbox One consoles, using their mobile phone account.

As a result of activating carrier billing for Microsoft, customers on Elisa, DNA and Telenor mobile networks in these countries can use the convenience of one-click billing in the Windows Store to pay with their pre and post-paid phone bills. This method of payment is available to PC, tablet, smartphone and Xbox One users. In established mobile markets such as these Direct Carrier Billing generates increased payment conversion rates of up to 10x. Continue reading

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Report finding: Subscribers using carrier billing in Google Play spend more across all operator services

Subscribers using carrier billing in Google Play spend more across all operator services. This is a key finding from a new report published by Bango – “App store carrier billing: Transforming subscriber behavior”.

It is widely believed that offering carrier billing cannibalizes operator revenues from traditional services. Bango, in conjunction with Belgian operator Proximus, investigated this belief in detail, comparing pre-paid subscribers who use carrier billing to purchase from Google Play, with those who do not.

The report findings show that contrary to popular belief:

  1. adding Direct Carrier Billing (DCB) to an app store does not cannibalize end user spending on mobile data, voice and SMS services
  2. pre-paid subscribers that pay using their mobile phone bill in Google Play do not have a fixed wallet size. They maintain the same level of spending on data, voice and SMS services and spend additional money on app store content

Download the report to view the analysis, findings and conclusions. Continue reading

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Bango Acquires BilltoMobile to Accelerate Carrier Billing in U.S. Market

Mobile payments leader now processing payments across all four major U.S. operators

Bango, the number one provider of app store carrier billing (Progressive Equity Research, 2015), today announced it has acquired the BilltoMobile carrier billing service and associated contracts from Danal Inc. The acquisition positions Bango as the leader in carrier billing in the U.S. market and consolidates its position as the world’s leading provider of carrier billing for app stores.

As a result of the acquisition, Bango is now the only processor of carrier billing transactions across all four major U.S. mobile network operators (MNOs), representing more than 300 million connected devices and handling US $80 million of transactions in 2015. The acquisition enables MNOs and other Bango partners—including Google, Microsoft and others—to use Bango technology for carrier billing in the U.S, achieving greater scale and higher revenues from carrier-billed payments in this high-value market. Continue reading

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Bango launches Direct Carrier Billing in India with Google Play and Idea Cellular

Google Idea IndiaBango launches Direct Carrier Billing in India with Google Play and Idea Cellular

  • First Google Play Direct Carrier Billing (DCB) in India through Bango Payment Platform
  • Launch with Idea Cellular India continues Bango’s success in major new territories
  • Follows first Google Play DCB activations in Africa and Latin America in 2015

Bango announces that it has implemented Direct Carrier Billing (DCB) for Google Play with Idea Cellular in India. This is the first time Android users in India have been able to charge purchases in the Google Play store to their phone bills. Idea’s over 175 million subscribers can now use DCB to pay for apps, games, music, movies and much more from the Google Play store, charging the cost to their phone bill in one-click.

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Bango boosts Japanese operations with new office and senior executive hire

Bango has expanded its global footprint by strengthening its Japanese presence. A newly opened office in Tokyo for Bango Japan will be headed up by a senior Japanese executive, part of Bango’s continued commitment to support its partners in major mobile markets.

Bango boosts Japanese operations with new office and senior executive hireAtsuhisa (Andy) Suzuki, joins Bango as Japan Country Manager and regional VP for Asia Pacific. Andy brings 25 years of experience developing technology companies in partnership with Japanese customers. With a deep understanding of the telecommunication industries, Andy will collaborate with Bango’s app store partners to deploy carrier billing effectively throughout Japan and the Asia Pacific region. He will also ensure that Japanese operators are able to activate multiple app stores through the Bango Payment Platform and benefit from Bango Boost technology to maximize their success. Continue reading

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Bango’s commitment to excellence rewarded at the National Apprenticeship Awards 2015

We are delighted to have been ‘Highly Comm24017328403_e57616b652_zended’ at The National Apprenticeship awards, as well as being named in the UK’s top 100 Apprentice Employers list. Being represented on a national level ensured an extremely high standard from many of the big names in global business industries. Continue reading

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