Mobile payments provider Bango on Monday turned on its first carrier billing service on Google Play, partnering with Australian wireless carrier Telstra to power payments for subscribers.
Bango said in May it had been approached by mobile operators about using the company’s platform to connect their billing systems to the Google Play storefront. Following the launch with Telstra, Bango plans to roll out further operator connections to Google Play in the coming year as Android continues to be the largest mobile operating system.
Google Play separately has already teamed with mobile carriers to integrate wireless billing in Germany, France, Sweden, Italy, Japan, the U.K. and the U.S., according to its Web site. For its part, Bango already handles operating billion on Facebook, RIM’s BlackBerry App World store, and the Opera Mobile Store, as well as striking deals with Amazon and MasterCard.
The fast-growing U.K.-based company announced in October that its payment services were available to more than a billion mobile users globally.