Mobile payments provider Bango Plc CEO Ray Anderson has been selected as a delegate to represent UK commerce and business in Prime Minister David Cameron;’s “Asia Trade Mission”.
The commercial trip to visit heads of state of Asia, will focus on promoting the UK’s fast growing financial technology sector. Unlike similar visits in the past, Mr Cameron’s party will have just one chief executive of a FTSE-100 company – Mark Wilson, who runs insurance group Aviva.
Bango one of the selected enterprises allows mobile users to pay for games, music, movies and other content using their phone bill. In the first half of 2015, the mobile payments operator announced billing partnerships with Asian mobile network operators including XL in Indonesia, and Taiwan Star in Taiwan
Bango CEO Ray Anderson said:
“The smartphone and app phenomenon has been extraordinary across Asia. Bango’s technology is in demand because it gives our operator partners access to the big internet players that drive most end user spending on digital content. In addition to the progress made in Asia already this year, we are working with operators in Vietnam, India, Bangladesh and Japan to deploy the Bango Platform in these markets”.