Mobile Payments Bring Bango and Telefónica Together for New Partnership

It’s another match made in mobile payments heaven. On Thursday, the team at mobile payments and analytics company Bango heralded a new partnership with the folks at Telefónica Digital.

The result of the partnership is a new Global Framework Agreement calling for the two titans to partner for the creation of an enhanced direct-to-bill payment experience for mobile app stores.

The partnership will combine Bango’s frictionless payment experience with Telefónica’s BlueVia Payment APIs, connecting over 314 million chargeable customers worldwide to the Bango Payments Platform.

According to the plan outlined in today’s announcement, a key goal of the partnership is to accelerate the availability of a standardized and open payment platform for all app stores and content providers and to dramatically improve the customer experience.

The platform will be available to all app stores.

“Telefonica and Bango share a strategic vision: to widen access to paid content by standardizing and simplifying operator-billed mobile payments,” says Bango CEO Ray Anderson.

Jose Valles, head of BlueVia, agrees, adding that Bango and BlueVia “share the vision that mobile payments must be seamless and low friction for the customer.”

“Through this partnership,” he adds, “we are delivering a mobile billing ecosystem that empowers the app store and content owners to achieve mass scale in their business through global reach and a payment method far broader than credit cards.”