Press Releases

Overview

MX Telecom has been at the forefront of new mobile solutions for over ten years. During that time, we have consistently pioneered the development and deployment of innovative products and services. As the press releases below demonstrate, we have been first to market with a number of new technologies and very much intend to continue in this vein. Innovation and staying ahead of the competition are two of our most important principles.

Press releases

11/02/2011 - OpenMarket Brings Valentine's Day to the Mobile with Anonymous SMS

Service developed in conjunction with SOA Networks and backed by Clinton Cards...

19/11/2010 - OpenMarket Wins Mobile Entertainment Award for its Gimme Credit Coca-Cola Campaign

OpenMarket named Best Transaction Provider at the Mobile Entertainment Awards for its innovative mobile crediting promotional campaign...

23/03/2010 - Amdocs Acquires MX Telecom to Expand its OpenMarket Business

MX Telecom to Become Part of Amdocs' OpenMarket; Acquisition Expands Position in the Global Mobile Payments and Services Domain...

25/09/2009 - MX Telecom supports Macmillan's World's Biggest Coffee Morning with new charity Short Code range

MX Telecom has provided Macmillan Cancer Support with the first Short Code in the newly commissioned charity range, which allows the VAT from donations to be passed to charities...

04/08/2009 - MX Telecom launches first cross-network Mobile Crediting solution in the UK

MX Telecom has announced the launch of the first cross-network Mobile Crediting solution in the UK market, allowing partners to apply monetary credit to end users' phones on all UK networks...

09/10/2008 - MX Telecom releases The UK Regulatory Guide

MX Telecom has released The UK Regulatory Guide, a comprehensive and practical guide to compliance and best practice for mobile service providers...

17/09/2008 - MX Telecom embraces cross UK network unlocking of mobile Voice Short Codes

MX Telecom has welcomed the announcement from UK mobile network operator, O2, that it will be launching Voice Short Codes from October 1st 2008...

24/04/2008 - MX Telecom ranked in The Sunday Times Profit Track 100

MX Telecom is the 80th fastest profit growth firm in Britain, according to the latest Profit Track 100 league tables ...

18/04/2008 - MX Telecom Service Amazon TextBuyIt

MX Telecom has announced that Amazon.com selected its SMS Gateways and supporting technology to support TextBuyIt...

13/11/2007 - BBC Children In Need portal allows 3 users to donate by mobile

3, the mobile media company is collaborating with MX Telecom to provide a mobile donation service for its users to donate directly to the BBC's Children In Need 2007 Appeal...

07/11/2007 - Virtual Mobile Network, Nomi-mobile launches low-cost international calls and messaging using MX Telecom

Mobile Virtual Network Enabler (MVNE) Nomi-mobile has launched low cost international calling and messaging rates for UK mobile users, with the help of MX Telecom's messaging gateways....

23/10/2007 - MX Telecom earns successive ranking in Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Awards

MX Telecom, the leading provider of global SMS text messaging and wireless multimedia solutions, has been named in the top twenty of the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 for the second successive year: a testament to its continued growth, development and sustainability....

11/06/2007 - MX Telecom Inks Deal With Textopoly to Deliver High-Value SMS Campaigns and M-Commerce Solutions

MX Telecom, a leading provider of global SMS text messaging and wireless multimedia solutions, today announced that Textopoly, a mobile marketing agency that integrates technology, creativity and feasibility to drive mobile campaigns, has selected MX Telecom's Messaging Gateway to deliver SMS messaging campaigns and M-Commerce solutions to its customers. MX Telecom is operating short codes for Textopoly and delivering high value mobile campaigns through its sophisticated messaging platform....

27/03/2007 - GoMobo.com Selects MX Telecom's Messaging Gateway For Text Message Food Order And Payment Service

MX Telecom, a leading provider of global SMS text messaging and wireless multimedia solutions, today announced at CTIA Wireless that GoMobo.com has selected MX Telecom's messaging gateway to operate its free text message food ordering and payment service for time-conscious mobile consumers. Fast food restaurants including Subway, Quiznos, Ben & Jerry's and Dunkin' Donuts are currently available on the service at selected locations....

13/03/2007 - Comic Relief goes mobile with 3 and MX Telecom

3, the mobile media company, today announces it has teamed up with Comic Relief to make it easy for customers to make a donation. 3 has created a new section on the Planet 3 portal dedicated to Comic Relief. This means customers of 3 can donate money to Comic Relief on the Red Nose Day page on their mobiles, making it the quickest and most efficient way to donate money....

05/03/2007 - TicketBean Launches SMS Mobile Ticketing Service with MX Telecom

MX Telecom, a leading provider of global SMS text messaging and wireless multimedia solutions, today announced that TicketBean, Inc. has selected MX Telecom's messaging gateway to implement an SMS Mobile Ticketing and alert service available to the public through http://www.ticketclub.com/. Ticketclub SMS ticket notifications for concerts include Incubus and Snow Patrol, and discounted sports events include LA Lakers, LA Clippers, LA Kings and The Galaxy....

29/11/2006 - MX Telecom Secures Top Ranking on Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA Listing

MX Telecom, a leading provider of global SMS text messaging and wireless multimedia solutions, today announced that it has secured the top ranking on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA Awards for 2006. This first-place listing reflects growth rates in annual revenues over the last five years throughout markets in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA)....

23/11/2006 - MX Telecom Ranked 1st in The Deloitte Technology UK and Ireland Fast 50 Awards 2006

MX Telecom has been ranked 1st in the Deloitte Technology UK and Ireland Fast 50 Awards for 2006. The awards have become the benchmark to identify the fastest-growing technology companies through an objective ranking based on sustained revenue growth over the past five years....

06/11/2006 - The Sun and MX Telecom Launch World's First Unified SMS, MMS, Voice and Video Short Code

The Sun, a News International publication, has launched a User Generated Content initiative which allows mobile users to submit content and interact with its brand via the Short Code 63000. The Short Code, provided by MX Telecom, is provisioned for SMS, MMS, Voice and Video on all of the UK networks, and as such is the World's first truly 'Unified' Short Code....

17/10/2006 - MX Telecom First to Market with Cross-Network FreeText Short Codes

MX Telecom is now able to offer FreeText SMS short codes across all UK networks. This means that truly free two-way SMS services can be offered by service providers, where the cost to the end user of texting a short code is zero....

24/09/2006 - MX Telecom Ranked 22nd in Sunday Times "Tech Track 100"

For the second year running, MX Telecom has featured in the recent Sunday Times "Tech Track 100", which lists the fastest growing UK technology businesses in 2005/2006. The company was ranked at 22nd position, with an annual growth of 118% a year....

23/08/2006 - MX Telecom to Provide SMS Connectivity for Virgin Mobile USA

MX Telecom, a leading provider of global SMS text messaging and wireless multimedia solutions, today announced that it has been selected by Virgin Mobile USA to deliver Premium SMS and to provide high capacity, reliable Common Short Code (CSC) Connectivity....

17/08/2006 - Mobile user-generated content gets a boost with 62000

The BBC is launching a new mobile service for the 2006 World Cup, called 'Your Shout', which will allow mobile phone users to leave messages of support for the England team throughout the competition. Football fans will be able to either record a clip on their mobile phone and send it in via MMS, or access a 3G Video Short Code and record the clip from within the interactive service. The user-generated videos will then be integrated into the BBC's live World Cup coverage...

15/08/2006 - T-Mobile launch Video Short Codes with 2006 World Cup Goal Service

Mobile network T-Mobile has just launched Video Short Codes with an on-net football service. Customers are able to access video clips of football games from this year's Fifa World Cup, of which T-Mobile is the official sponsor. Users on the network can video call 2006 and navigate through the on-screen interactive menus by pressing digits on their handset keypad...

21/06/2006 - PayPal Mobile & MX Telecom to Present a Joint Case Study on Mobile Payments

MX Telecom, a leading provider of global SMS text messaging and multimedia solutions, and PayPal Mobile, Inc. today announced that Alex Moir, CEO MX Telecom and Kevin Dulsky, Senior Director, GM Mobile Payments, PayPal Mobile will co-present a case study on Mobile Payments at the MoMeMo event taking place on June 26th at SoHo House Hotel in New York City, New York...

01/04/2006 - Orange launch video short codes

Orange has become the third UK network to offer video short code services to their customers. Hutchison 3G UK ("3"), was the first network with 3G video short codes, and Vodafone was the second. The addition of Orange to the list of networks offering video short code services is very good news for content providers, as it is another step closer to the concept of a "cross network video short code"...

25/03/2006 - MX Telecom Launches SMS Services in Canada

MX Telecom today announced the launch of SMS gateway services in Canada. "This extension of our connectivity to all Canadian wireless carriers means that MX Telecom's clients now have access to about 15 million additional customers across Canada. The Canadian market for mobile content is just as buoyant...

28/02/2006 - WiderWeb and MX Telecom Enable 3 UK Pre-Pay Access to Mobile Web

WiderWeb and MX Telecom have recently deployed a credit-based solution which enables 3UK pre-pay users to access the mobile web. After having been approached by the 3 network, the pay-as-you-go Mobile Web project was fully implemented in less than two months from initiation...

27/01/2006 - MX Telecom to run Video Short Code services for Public Broadcaster

MX Telecom has officially been selected by the BBC as its provider of 3G video short codes, and will thus supply the technology to deliver user-generated video content from 3G mobile phones to programme teams...

18/11/2005 - MX Telecom invited to join MMA Consumer Best Practices Committee

MX Telecom today announced that Alex Moir, CEO North America, has been invited to serve on the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) Consumer Best Practices Committee. The committee comprises representatives from each major US wireless carrier...

25/09/2005 - MX Telecom 8th in Sunday Times "Tech Track 100"

MX Telecom has featured in the recent Sunday Times "Tech Track 100", which lists the fastest growing UK technology businesses in 2004/2005. The company was ranked at 8th position, with an impressive annual growth of 229% a year...

06/04/2005 - Grand National is first UK Live Sport Event on Mobile Video

3G mobile users will be able to access BBC Sport's live TV coverage of the year's biggest horseracing event for the first time this week. All three days of the Grand National meeting at Aintree will be made available in a public trial via their mobile handsets. 3G users can watch the action by dialling 62750 and pressing the video call button to view a live broadcast...

02/04/2005 - Vodafone launches Video Short Code services

Vodafone will be the second UK mobile network operator to launch video short code services. Until now, 3G video calling and video short codes have only been available on 3. The Vodafone launch is good news for advocates of 3G technology all round, as the penetration of 3G handsets in the market continues to increase...

13/01/2005 - Big Brother delivered to 3G handsets live

3G mobile phone users can now watch Big Brother live on their handsets, thanks to a new initiative from Endemol and MX Telecom. Users of the mobile network "3" can video call a short code on their phones to start viewing live footage of the Big Brother House. The video is the same as the internet stream, and is thus available 24/7...

02/12/2004 - 3 and MX Telecom launch Video Short Codes

3, the UK's first video mobile network, today announced the launch of a range of video short codes in conjunction with MX Telecom. The video short code services are a world first, combining the 3G video calling channel with the concept of a 5 digit short code that content providers and brands can use to communicate with mobile phone users...

09/07/2004 - First ever use of Inbound MMS on Primetime Terrestrial UK TV

A new BBC1 primetime live TV show "Johnny & Denise - Passport To Paradise" was aired last Saturday night. The program is a Celador Productions/World's End co-production, and will feature amusing photos sent in by viewers using MMS messaging...

06/06/2004 - First ever use of Inbound MMS on UK Terrestrial TV

The first use of live inbound MMS on a UK Terrestrial TV broadcast will be ITV's "Speed Sunday". Viewers of the Sunday motorsport show will be invited to submit photos of their cars for comment by the presenters, with the incentive of a chance to win in a prize draw...

05/05/2004 - Voice Short Codes finally go Cross Network

UK mobile phone users will now be able to call one five digit number to connect to voice services. As short codes can be enabled for SMS, and eventually MMS and Video, the eventual hope is to be able to associate one short code with a company or brand, which it can use for communication with end users across all mobile channels...

19/02/2004 - First Use of Inbound MMS on UK TV

The BBC has become the first UK broadcaster to launch inbound MMS functionality for one of its shows. The new nightly Johnny Vaughan program "Live at Johnny's", which launched on BBC3 on Monday, is integrating user generated content tightly into the editorial format...

06/01/2004 - 3 opens up to Premium SMS

Hutchison 3G UK, often known more simply as "3", has finally opened up fully to premium SMS. The 3G operator has struck a deal with MX Telecom to allow them to be the sole aggregator with a direct SMSC (SMS centre) connection into their network...

01/09/2003 - MX Telecom Opens New York Office

MX Telecom today confirmed its plans to expand into North America by announcing the opening of its US office based in New York. The New York team will be responsible for developing MX Telecom's SMS connectivity business in the US and Canada...

15/01/2003 - TFL (Transport for London) Congestion Charging

After having been contracted by Transport for London (TfL) to provide infrastructure for the London Congestion Charging Scheme, Capita has selected MX Telecom to provide SMS capabilities for the entire project. SMS will be one of the key channels of communication and payment, alongside the internet, the phone, retail outlets, and the post...

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