Author Archives: Richard Leyland

10 things you need to know about carrier billing

Identified as one MEF’s “10 Key Mobile Trends for 2015”, carrier billing is a major driver behind the global growth in digital content sales. Carrier billing enables consumers to buy apps, games, music and other content by charging the cost to … Continue reading

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Forbes: How Bango reflects “the shift to a new economy”

In an interesting Forbes article, published this month, Bango is called-out as a pioneer of a new type of economy. The Forbes article interviews the journalist and author Haydn Shaughnessy, who recently published “Shift: A User’s Guide to the New … Continue reading

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Bango partner with CardMobili

Bango has recently agreed a strategic partnership with CardMobili, the leading provider of advanced digital wallet technologies. We will be working together to develop a series of innovative mobile commerce solutions for Mobile Network Operators (MNOs). These include bringing carrier … Continue reading

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After Apple Pay, where next for MNOs?

What is the place of Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) in the mobile payment space? It’s a question that’s been asked over many years, as challengers have emerged from Silicon Valley, disrupting the operator’s traditional revenue streams, and competing to develop … Continue reading

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INFOGRAPHIC: Bill shock? More like bill s t r e t c h

There have been several news stories in the last few years contributing to the fear that the rise of smartphones, the shift to in-app payment for virtual goods and the introduction of frictionless, one-click payment all combine to produce massive … Continue reading

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Beware of BOB!

DOB (or Direct Carrier Billing — DCB — as it is sometimes called) is the state of the art, allowing smartphone users to charge the cost of a digital purchase to their phone bill, in one-click. It’s achieved through a … Continue reading

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Talking about conversion rates

We’ve been reading some fascinating numbers released by Jumio Inc and reported in Mobile Payments Today. Some of my own highlights (or perhaps lowlights) are: More than two-thirds (68%) of smartphone/tablet owners have attempted to make a purchase on their device, but two-thirds … Continue reading

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