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 Economy”. In the interview in Forbes, Shaughnessy comments: Continue reading

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Bango is proud to sponsor MEF Connects Indonesia

MEF Connects indonesiaBango is proud to sponsor MEF Connects Indonesia. The event takes place on Tuesday 20th January, 7pm, at the Ritz-Carlton, Jakarta. The event will bring together industry thought leaders for an evening of networking in one of the world’s fastest growing mobile markets. Continue reading

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Who’s doing what on mobile? – MEF Infographic

MEF FORUMMEF has published a handy infographic highlighting the different consumer profilesworldwide when it comes to mobile content and commerce.  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 billing to the retail environment for the first time, and a unique new proposition that unites the digital app world with physical shopping. A key focus is to enable MNOs to leverage their large subscriber base and existing billing relationships to open up new revenue streams. Continue reading

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After Apple Pay, where next for MNOs?

3D concept with smartphone puzzleWhat 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 next-generation mobile payment technologies, including NFC, digital wallets and more.

Several developments in the last few weeks have seen this question come back to the fore. From the launch of Apple Pay, to the growing pains faced by Isis/Softcard, MNO-led models to widen the mobile payment market are under serious pressure. It’s a good time therefore to recall that Direct Carrier Billing, frictionless charge-to-bill payment, is not just a rare ace card for MNOs, but is in fact underpinning huge growth in digital content sales, and driving the global app economy to new heights. Continue reading

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Bango Platform upgrade: The results are in

We recently completed an upgrade of the Bango Payment Platform. The results are:

  • Connection speed from our platform to mobile operators and app stores is 35% faster, reducing the time to process all payments even more
  • A 30% reduction on the average time to authorize payments, using the latest equipment to super charge the whole system
  • The platform can handle a 20x increase in payment traffic, allowing greater scale without disruption

With app market revenue alone estimated to hit $77 billion by 2017 according to Gartner, Bango is investing ahead to support our customers.

This is another reason why we’re chosen by more major app stores than any other payments provider.



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Download the latest Bango newsletter for app stores

Bango newsletter for app storesDownload our latest newsletter for app stores and discover how the Bango Platform makes operator billed payments as simple for app stores to offer as credit card payments.

In the year to June 2014, app stores sold $18BN of games, music, movies, books and a vast range of other applications. Sales for 2014 will grow to exceed $23BN, and there are strong signs that this pace of growth will continue over the next 5 years. Continue reading

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