Off-portal Goes Off the Chart

mBlox, the worlds largest mobile transaction network, has announced a record number of off-portal transactions for 2006. With over 1.4 billion application-to-person transactions processed worldwide, mBlox is claiming global leadership in off-portal SMS and premium SMS (PSMS) message delivery.
2006 was the fifth consecutive year of high growth for mBlox, with business up 40% over 2005.  In the U.S., the number of premium SMS transactions mBlox processed increased 100% over 2005, and globally, mBlox cleared and settled payments for mobile content transactions worth more than $500 million in street revenue.
These numbers demonstrate the huge vitality of the direct-to-consumer market worldwide, says mBlox Executive Chairman Andrew Bud. They also position us as the worldwide leader in the transmission, clearing and settlement of off-portal content. The scale of our network enables us to serve the vast global community of brands and service providers who are discovering the real potential of the mobile medium. We are excited about growth in 2007, when more enterprises will start to fully embrace the mobile messaging medium. We also look forward to the proliferation of 3G, together with carrier innovations like WAP billing and wholesale data which will open up great new market opportunities.
Its been a good week for mBlox, which on Tuesday, was ranked No.12 in the 50 to Watch in Mobile list compiled by O2 and Real Business magazine, up from No.26 last year.