Data centre company Interxion today announced that mobile payments firm Bango has opened a point-of-presence (PoP) at its London data centre.
Bango, which enables major brands such as Mozilla, BlackBerry, Facebook and Microsoft to charge for goods via mobile phones, decided to open a PoP at Interxion’s UK data centre for the ‘piece of mind’ that its data is secure and service always available, it said.
The potential of the mobile-payments 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.
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“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,” said David Keeling, COO at Bango.
“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 at 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.”