Category Archives: mobile payment

AfricaCom 2016 tops off momentous year for African mobile market

Bango have a great story to tell this year; the first launch of Direct Carrier Billing in Africa of Google Play, with Telkom South Africa. Trevor Goldberg, VP Business Development MNOs went to AfricaCom to spread the word and enable more African … Continue reading

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To break into the mainstream sometimes it’s best to go underground

Amazon Underground, the new app for Android smartphones, offers a selection of apps, games and in-app content, all for free. It is designed to break Amazon into the mainstream on Android smartphones by increasing store distribution and customer acquisition. Consequently … Continue reading

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Bango Payment, Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, Android Pay…What’s the difference?

Mobile payment is increasingly in the headlines as major brands all develop their strategies and look to gain market share, which has resulted in a wide array of new payment innovations being announced. When looking at Bango Payment, Apple Pay, … Continue reading

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Samsung gains the most accepted mobile wallet on the planet

Samsung has announced further commitment to mobile payments this month with the acquisition of Burlington, Massachusetts, based LoopPay. “Through this deal we can significantly accelerate our mobile commerce efforts,” said David Eun, Executive Vice President of Samsung’s global innovation centre.

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It’s a Wi-Fi World

We’ve written in the past about the challenges of being a mobile network operator (MNO) in today’s highly connected mobile world. Here are some very simple statistics that demonstrate one of the problems that today’s MNOs grapple with, and an … Continue reading

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HTML5 apps – Thriving without an app store

Chantal Tode, writing for Mobile Marketer, has written a really interesting piece entitled “How to market HTML5 apps without the benefit of an app store”. She touches on many of the issues that Bango’s payment customers wrestle with. The biggest … Continue reading

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Bango’s Ray Anderson responds to Facebook Home

Says it’s all about ‘the next billion’ users. Facebook will provide a frictionless social experience while Bango will provide frictionless payment for content and services. Since mid-2012, Bango has been partnered with Facebook to provide mobile web carrier billing. Bango’s … Continue reading

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