The Bango Payment Platform
|Type of business||Public|
|Traded as||LSE: BGO|
|Founded||October 14, 1999|
|Founder(s)||Ray Anderson, Anil Malhotra|
Bango is a mobile payment company for mobile app stores to power direct carrier billing for their customers. Bango enables app store customers to click and buy apps or in-app content, placing the charge directly onto their mobile phone bill. The company is listed on the London Stock Exchange (ticker symbol BGO.L).
Bango app store partners include Google for Google Play, Amazon for Amazon Appstore, Samsung for GALAXY Apps, BlackBerry for BlackBerry World and BlackBerry Messenger (BBM), Mozilla for Firefox Marketplace and Microsoft for Windows 10 and Windows Phone Store.
Bango has direct billing relationships with hundreds of mobile operators worldwide. According to Progressive Equity Research, "Bango dominates the third party carrier billing marketplace with over 40% of the total app store direct carrier billing connections"
In November 2015, it announced it's $17 million raised in funding, valuing the company now at $91 million.
- Google Play Gets Carrier Billing Thanks To New Arrangement With Facebook Billing Partner Bango; TechCrunch
- Google Play launches first carrier billing in Africa as Telkom SA deploys Bango Payment Platform
- Amazon Has Turned On Carrier Billing For Apps, In Germany With Bango And O2; TechCrunch
- Bango Inks Global Samsung Deal To Power Carrier Billing In Galaxy Apps Store; TechCrunch
- Bango Terms and Conditions of Sale for BlackBerry WorldTM; BlackBerry
- Mozilla’s Firefox Phones Get Operator Billing Through Bango; TechCrunch
- Microsoft Turns On Its First Carrier-Billing Deal For The Windows Phone Store With Bango, In Indonesia; TechCrunch
- The Mobile App Store Payments Marketplace: Direct Carrier Billing; Progressive Equity Research
- Lunden, Ingrid. "Bango Raises Another $17M To Expand Its Carrier Billing With App Store Partners". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2015-11-12.
- Facebook Mobile Payments Via Carrier Billing (And Bango) Live In U.S., UK And Germany | TechCrunch
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