Category Archives: General Market News

What does a Bango Partnership with Etisalat mean?

Bango made an exciting announcement today: We’ve signed an agreement with Etisalat, to deploy Direct Operator Billing across the group’s markets in Asia, the Middle East and Africa. The established partnership between Bango and Etisalat has already seen DOB launched … Continue reading

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Reported accusations against Bango customer

It has been reported that a US based class action lawyer has filed a complaint against CNN. The complaint reportedly accuses CNN of violation of the US Video Privacy Protection Act and appears to imply that Bango sells information to advertisers. Bango … Continue reading

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Premium SMS vs Direct Operator Billing

Bango has always focused on Direct Operator Billing – and avoided the use of Premium SMS (PSMS). PSMS has a potential for poor user experiences and does not provide the security and auditability of payment processing that is required by the … Continue reading

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Commentary on Facebook Payments Test and Bango Opportunities

Facebook has announced that it is working on a system to remember payment credentials – such as credit card numbers, addresses and expiry dates, so that it can “pre-populate” fields in applications with this information. If you visit an e-commerce site or app and … Continue reading

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Announcement from our partner RIM

The following was released by our partner Research in Motion (RIM) on November 22. The original release can be found here. BlackBerry App World Integrated Carrier Billing Now Implemented with More Than 50 Carriers Benefits of integrated carrier billing extend … Continue reading

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Facebook’s Mobile Strategy

Last night, Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg gave his first interview since Facebook’s float. In particular he gave an update on the importance of mobile to Facebook’s future.  He revealed that his letter to investors of more than 2,000 words was … Continue reading

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Amazon opportunities in mobile

Following the launch today of a new line of Kindle devices, a number of people have asked if Amazon is planning to deploy content to mobile devices other than Kindle. What may have been overlooked is that Amazon has already … Continue reading

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Telefonica endorses mobile operator billing

Telefonica made an announcement today strongly supporting the roll-out of mobile operator billing capabilities for its strategic mobile platform partners. The release refers to key Bango customers BlackBerry (RIM) and Facebook, who are working with Bango to provide operator billing … Continue reading

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MasterCard launch PayPass Wallet Services

MasterCard announced the launch of their PayPass Wallet Services at CTIA, a new global offering for banks, merchants and partners that will make it faster and easier for their customers to make purchases in stores or online. This will allow … Continue reading

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The Mobile Payments Market

Bango operates within the Mobile Payments Market.  Our focus is on providing an excellent payment experience for users of mobile devices, and primarily around the use of mobile operator billing systems to collect payments. Mobile Payments Today has produced an … Continue reading

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