LONDON – 16 January, 2014 – INTERXION HOLDING NV (NYSE: INXN), a leading European provider of cloud and carrier-neutral colocation data centre services, today announced that international mobile payments company, Bango, has opened a point-of-presence (PoP) at its City of London data centre.
A world leader in direct operator billing, Bango enables major brands such as Mozilla, BlackBerry, Facebook and Microsoft to charge for goods via mobile phones, giving the mobile consumer a quick and simple way to pay, without the need to register personal details. The huge potential in this market was highlighted in a report from Juniper Research earlier this year which claimed that revenues from mobile content, monetised through direct operator billing, are expected to rise from $2bn (£1.3bn) last year to more than $13bn (£8.14bn) by 2017.
Bango’s decision to open a PoP at Interxion’s UK data centre, in the heart of London on Brick Lane, was driven by a number of fundamental success factors. Firstly, and perhaps most critically, the company can have peace of mind that its data is secure, and the Bango Payments Platform is always available to the major customers it serves across the globe, secondly was the fact that Interxion has a reputation for delivering a high level of service and technical innovation, something which is backed up by its customer base of leading banks, enterprises, cloud and digital media customers. Finally, Interxion’s metro locations and close proximity to over 77% of European GDP also tied nicely into Bango’s wider strategy to extend its footprint into ‘every corner of the globe’.
David Keeling, Chief Operating Officer, Bango, commented: “Interxion was recommended to us for uptime, value, flexibility and quality as well as its thriving communities of interest and dense connectivity and it’s fair to say that so far we’ve received an exceptionally high level of customer service. With Interxion, we are safe in the knowledge that the service we provide to our customers is reliable and secure and we have the ability to grow through their international network.”
Douglas Loewe, Managing Director UK, Interxion, added: “As the adoption of smartphones grows at a rapid pace across the globe, and innovation in the mobile payment’s marketplace continues to develop, Interxion has become a hub for the mobile community. We’re very proud to be supporting Bango’s proposition as it goes through significant international growth and this deal further reflects Interxion’s focus on delivering a high level of customer service.”
Interxion (NYSE: INXN) is a leading provider of carrier and cloud neutral colocation data centre services in Europe: it serves a wide range of customers through 34 data centres in 11 European countries. Interxion’s uniformly designed, energy-efficient data centres offer customers extensive security and uptime for their mission-critical applications. With connectivity provided by more than 450 fixed and mobile carriers and ISPs, and 19 European Internet exchanges, Interxion has created cloud, content, finance and connectivity hubs that foster growing customer communities of interest. For more information, please visit www.interxion.com.
In the era of mobile technology, collecting payments has emerged as a central and complex challenge. Bango (AIM: BGO) powers payment and analytics on the mobile web, providing users with a massively smooth payment experience.
Bango’s pervasive presence across the web creates a platform effect for partners, identifying hundreds of millions of users and maximizing the number of one click payments. Global leaders plugging into Bango include Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN), BlackBerry World (NASDAQ: BBRY), Facebook (NASDAQ: FB), Firefox Marketplace, Google Play, Windows Phone Store (NASDAQ: MSFT) and major mobile brands including CNN, Cartoon Network and EA Mobile. Visit: bango.com