Author Archives: Ray Anderson

What is Bango doing in China?

Bango does not currently provide its Direct Carrier Billing service in China, where regulation requires the Chinese operators to tightly control how customers are allowed to pay for mobile services on their phone bills. This includes the requirement for users … Continue reading

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What does a Bango Partnership with Etisalat mean?

Bango has signed an agreement with Etisalat, to deploy Direct Operator Billing (DOB) across the group’s markets in Asia, the Middle East and Africa. The established partnership between Bango and Etisalat has already seen DOB launched for users of BlackBerry … Continue reading

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Skype to launch operator billing

Interesting news has reached us that Skype users will soon be able to buy Skype credit by charging the cost to their mobile bill – operator billing. The move should give some momentum to operator billing for the desktop, where … Continue reading

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Future:Mobile 2011- Behind closed doors with industry leaders

I participated in this year’s Future:Mobile event held last week in San Francisco. The event was an invitation only, closed-door environment for CEO’s from leading private companies in the mobile sector to share their thoughts on innovation and how they’re … Continue reading

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AT&T Direct Billing – new trial may offer higher out-payments

Bango’s direct billing interface to AT&T has now been live for more than five years.  AT&T is now planning to allow the use of the direct billing interface for transactions initiated from PC’s as well as from mobile handsets.  What’s … Continue reading

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Monetization and Analytics main topics at Mobile Future Forward

Having attended the Mobile Future Forward event last week, it was interesting to hear the debates centered around the future of mobile, and how monetization and analytics took center stage among the topics discussed.

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Why Apple web browsing is declining?

According to the latest web browsing stats released by Bango, across a wide range of websites targeting mobile phone browsers, the iPhone is losing ground to its competitors in popularity for web browsing. What might be the reasons for this? When … Continue reading

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So Apple has done it again, what about user choice?!

Another ban by Apple, another headache for developers wanting to generate revenue on this platform. Apple creates some great products BUT their main brand value seems to be: Restriction of user choice. In contrast Bango’s number one key brand value is … Continue reading

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