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mBlox Celebrates Ten Years of Innovation and Development In Messaging

Published 05 January 2010 | By mBlox

mBlox anniversary timeline outlines defining moments in the mobile messaging industry.

6 Oct 2009: mBlox, the world's largest mobile transaction network, celebrates its ten year anniversary in the mobile industry by publishing a timeline of its key moments over the past ten years and mapping them against some of the most significant developments in the history of mobile messaging.

Since its founding in 1999, mBlox has grown internationally to become the world's largest mobile transaction network. In just ten years, mBlox has grown to enable companies to communicate with mobile subscribers of more than 600 carriers in 180 countries. Some significant milestones in the history of the company include:

Growth

  • 2001: Successfully delivered over 40 million messages
  • 2003: Successfully delivered 300 million messages
  • 2005: Successfully delivered over 1 billion application-to-person transactions and expanded PSMS coverage into Germany, Ireland and Australia
  • 2008: Delivery of over 2.5 billion application-to-person transactions, equating to 79 messages each second of the year
  • 2008: mBlox cleared and settled for its customers, premium transactions with a retail value of approximately $500m
  • 2009: mBlox surpasses 260 telecommunication professionals employed in nine offices worldwide
  • 2009: mBlox experienced mobile messaging growth of 63% in Europe and 120 percent in North America in the first half of 2009 compared to the same period of last year

Innovation and industry recognition

  • 2002: mBlox commissions industry's first carrier-grade short message centre
  • 2004: mBlox first to launch complete end-to-end wireless coverage to deliver Premium SMS in the US
  • 2005: MasterCard and mBlox launch first global mobile fraud detection solution
  • 2007: mBlox ranked number 12 in Deloitte's US Wireless Fast 50
  • 2007: mBlox ranked number six in Deloitte's Technology Fast 50 Program for Silicon Valley Internet, Media & Entertainment and Communication Companies
  • 2008: mBlox launches global WAP billing platform
  • 2008: Myxer and mBlox win prestigious 2008 Meffys Award for Music Service
  • 2009: mBlox launches UK's first Sender-Pays Data trial
  • 2009: Free to End User Messaging launched in the US

"mBlox has grown remarkably over the past ten years. From a UK start-up it has developed into the world's largest mobile transaction network," said Andrew Bud, co-founder and Executive Chairman, mBlox. "It has grown ten-fold since we established mBlox Inc. We continue to lead the industry, innovating and developing new technology and services to ensure the rapid, reliable and secure delivery of messages and transactions. We have many opportunities before us, both in developing the global digital economy and in leading industry consolidation and I look forward to the continued growth of the company and to the development within the industry."