BARCELONA, Spain, February 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
- Leading Mobile Billing and Analytics Provider is Aepona's Launch Partner for its Application Ecosystem Program
Aepona today launched its Application Ecosystem Program by announcing a partnership with Bango, the leading global provider of billing and analytics services for mobile content and applications.
Aepona's Application Ecosystem Partner program is designed to connect in-market applications and developer communities to Aepona's Mobile Operator customers, creating immediate new revenue sources for operators. The program provides content providers and application developer communities with increased reach and easy access to advanced direct-to-mobile billing capabilities and other mobile network enablers, via Aepona's Universal Service Platform (USP) deployed within the operators' networks.
For operators deploying the USP, the program provides immediate access to applications and services that utilize the operator's billing and network capabilities, creating a new revenue stream and increasing choice for their customers. The Bango partnership allows Aepona to deliver day-one revenues to operators by bringing a large, vibrant community of mobile application and content providers.
"Bango's relationship with Aepona creates significant benefits for our mobile content and application partners," said Anil Malhotra, SVP Marketing & Alliances of Bango. "We've been highly impressed with the sophisticated carrier billing features, reliability and performance which become available when Aepona's solution is present in the network - we can connect with the operator in as little as 2-3 days. The Bango-enabled mobile community includes leading games publishers, music and media companies along with the latest innovations in digital media. This partnership opens up new direct-to-mobile payment channels that greatly extend their market reach."
"Operators have been turning to Aepona to help them kick-start their Network as a Service initiatives or grow their existing programs to the next level," said Kevin Wagner, Aepona's Senior VP of Business Development. "By partnering with Bango, we are not only providing a full mobile payments solution to operators delivering next-generation functionality for mobile web and application payments, we are also connecting our operator customers to an instant source of revenue, bringing applications to their network that help them to monetize their billing and network assets. We are delighted to have Bango as the launch partner for our Application Ecosystem program and look forward to realizing the full potential of our relationship."
Aepona and Bango are particularly focussed on business development opportunities with operators in North America, Europe and Latin America in support of operators increasing adoption of open network APIs, especially to drive mobile commerce revenues.
Aepona is a pioneer and global market leader in bringing Mobile Intelligence to Cloud Computing. For more than a decade, Aepona has been supplying state-of-the-art, Telco-grade software products to the global communications industry. Our products have been deployed with over 25 mobile operators and service providers across North America, EMEA and Asia, processing in excess of 1.2 billion network and payment transactions per month and enabling more than $1 billion in annual revenues for service providers, mobile operators, application partners and content providers.
Aepona provides the software engine that powers the convergence of open mobile networks, mobile cloud computing, on-demand enterprise solutions, and web & mobile applications, opening up new low-friction commercial channels between multiple diverse industries and vertical market segments. Aepona's solution, when deployed either by Mobile Operators or cross-network Mobile Cloud Providers, makes it easy for enterprise solution providers and web or mobile application developers to turbo-charge and bill for a wide variety of applications and services, enriching them with powerful mobile network features and intelligence - available on-demand via the mobile cloud.
Aepona is also the technology provider for the GSMA's OneAPI initiative. For more information, visit http://www.aepona.com.
Bango provides the technology that powers commerce for businesses targeting the growing market of internet enabled mobile phone users.
Bango's products collect payment from mobile users for on-line content and services, and provide accurate analytics for mobile marketing campaigns and sites.
The world's leading brands plus thousands of smaller content providers and developers use Bango products to run their mobile businesses.