Category Archives: Mobile payments

Carrier billing – Moving into the mainstream

The announcement by Amazon, KDDI and NTT DOCOMO this week that carrier billing is being offered to Japanese customers in the Amazon retail store is the most important achievement for this ubiquitous “alternative” payment method in its 20 year history.

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Monumental days in app store gaming lead to record-shattering year

It’s no stretch to declare 2016 as the most significant year for the app stores since their launch nearly 10 years ago. Nintendo finally dipped their toes into the ocean of mobile apps, both indirectly through Niantic’s Pokémon Go and … Continue reading

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Turning growth in mobile data usage into greater revenues

Bango and du Telecom keynote session at Mobile 360 Series Middle East It’s conference season again and last week it was the turn of Dubai who hosted the 36th GITEX (Gulf Information Technology Exhibition) event, which saw 4,000+ global technical … Continue reading

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New mobile game breaks revenue records

Pokémon GO rocketed into the mobile ecosystem last week, claiming the record as the fastest mobile game to hit the top spot, taking over from Clash Royale. Four days after launch, Pokémon GO became the number one mobile game in … Continue reading

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10 things you need to know about India’s mobile market

In celebration of launching the first ever Google Play carrier billing activation in India, Bango has gathered 10 must know facts about the nation’s thriving mobile market:

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What is fuelling the carrier billing market?

Make sure you read the Mobile Money quarterly eBulletin from MEF, your essential guide to the latest mobile money news and initiatives. The latest edition features a lead article by Bango – “What is fuelling the carrier billing market?” Driven … Continue reading

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MWC 2016 roundup: Payment will be everything – everything must be able to pay

The Mobile World Congress 2016 catchphrase, ‘mobile is everything’ could equally have been, ‘everything is mobile’. Although the big Android handset manufacturers, including HTC, LG, Sony and our close partner Samsung, all launched new handsets as usual, it was the … Continue reading

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