Bango today announces its Final Results for the year ended 31 December 2014.
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The Bango AGM will be held at 2pm on Wednesday, 27 May 2015 at the offices of Bango, 5 Westbrook Centre, Cambridge, CB4 1YG.
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
Bango is pleased to announce that Indosat, the leading Indonesian Mobile Network Operator, has used the Bango Payments Platform to launch one-click payment for Google Play customers.
This activation enables Google Play customers on the Indosat network to purchase games, music, apps and other digital content, without the use of premium SMS messages or the limitations of credit cards. Instead, users enjoy frictionless direct carrier billing, charging the cost to their phone bill, without the need to register personal details. Continue reading
Bango is pleased to announce that it has launched Direct Carrier Billing (DCB) for Samsung Galaxy Apps with Telkom South Africa. This is the first Samsung DCB launch in the continent of Africa.
Telkom and Samsung have partnered with mobile payment leader Bango in order to launch the service. The service is made possible through Telkom’s Event Billing service and will enable Telkom customers to purchase Samsung applications from the GALAXY Apps store and charge it directly to their mobile phone bill or airtime, using their Samsung devices. Customers can also make in-app purchases, such as additional content or new levels for a gaming app, without interruption to the app experience. This “frictionless” payment experience is emerging as the preferred model for payment in app stores, enabling more consumers to access paid content, without the need for credit/debit cards or to register personal details. Continue reading
In this video Gerry Tucker, CFO, Bango discusses recent progress, including the recent Samsung partnership. He explains how the Bango Platform provides a single integration point for mobile operators to activate a variety of app stores, and vice versa. The platform can handle up to 20 times the current transaction volume without any additional investment, highlighting the operational leverage. The focus for 2015 is delivering on the recently announced partnerships and driving up end-user spend.
The announcement last week that Samsung has integrated with the Bango Payments Platform, unlocking one-click payment in their app store, is important for two reasons. First it confirms that paying for content and services on the mobile phone bill is an essential component of today’s smartphone experience. Secondly, when the world’s largest smartphone maker standardizes on the Bango Payments Platform, it makes clear that the carrier billing market has reached maturity. Continue reading