Carrier billing provider Bango has purchased BilltoMobile and its contracts from Danal Inc., making Bango a processor of carrier billing transactions across all major mobile networks in the U.S.
The Bango Payment Platform for app stores has more than 140 payment routes available, Bango CEO Ray Anderson said in a May 9 press release. "We have worked with BilltoMobile for many years and there are tremendous synergies already in place," Anderson added.
Carrier billing allows consumers to make digital content purchases in app stores and pay for them as part of their monthly mobile phone bill.
In the past year, mobile network operators have also used Bango Boost, the company's tool for measuring carrier billing effectiveness.
Bango Boost records and compares every payment against live industry benchmarks, recommending actions that boost payment success, sales volumes, customer engagement and satisfaction, the company said.
The acquisition comes a week after Bango revealed it was launching direct carrier billing in India with Google Play and Idea Cellular. Late last year, Bango made a similar move with Google Play in Africa through Tellkom South Africa.
Global companies plugging into Bango for carrier billing include Amazon, Blackberry, Facebook, Google, Samsung, Microsoft and Mozilla, among others.
Bango Inc. has U.S. offices in New York City and Redwood City, Calif., as well as offices in the U.K., Japan, Singapore, Brazil and Nigeria. BilltoMobile and Danal Inc. is located in San Jose, Calif.
Bango says it handled $80 million worth of transactions in the U.S. in 2015, with its mobile network operator partners representing more than 230 million customers.