Bango PLC (AIM:BGO, OTCQX:BGOPF) has teamed up Telefónica subsidiary Movistar Mexico to streamline mobile payments through direct carrier billing (DCB), aiming to promote the adoption of digital content and services among Movistar’s subscribers in Mexico.
Through the DCB performed via the Bango payment platform, users will be able to conduct faster and frictionless transactions in the major app stores and consume digital services while providing greater transparency and control over their purchases, Bango said in a statement.
Once the Bango platform has been integrated, Movistar will offer its customers in Mexico the option to purchase digital services such as apps, games and content.
Cloud-based mobile gaming and video streaming services have grown in importance within the entertainment sector and in Mexico, the mobile gaming industry is expected to reach revenues of US$2.41bn by 2026, with OTT streaming services set to increase to US$1.9bn.
“The use of digital content is proliferating and in Movistar we are committed to facilitate the mobile commerce by simplifying the ecosystem. The use of streaming apps and mobile games is gaining ground, and initiatives such as this one with Bango, will enable us to democratise access to the latest digital services for our customers without them having to worry about lack of access to banks or credit cards”, said Alfredo Izquierdo, general marketing B2C director at Movistar Mexico.
Paul Larbey, CEO of Bango, added: “This partnership with Movistar expands our presence in Mexico. The Bango platform is designed to allow our partners to offer an optimal payment experience to their users with easy and efficient integration, operator partners can offer the best digital services quickly and reliably.
“We are delighted to see our relationship with Telefónica grow from strength to strength.”