Skype Selects mBlox for SMS Service

Mobile transaction network mBlox has been selected by Skype to help power the Skype SMS service.

By connecting to mBlox’s mobile message delivery platform, Skype SMS enables consumers to send texts from their PC to mobile phones across the world. Skype has rolled out the offering to almost 200 countries.
Skype has attracted over 100m registered users in just two and a half years, yet with mobile subscribers far outnumbering the number of Internet users worldwide, mobile services are a new revenue stream for Skype.
“Skype users can now send SMS text messages to mobile phones straight from the computer, without the aching thumbs,” says Michael Jackson, Director, Paid Products at Skype. “mBlox’s network reaches out to our customers worldwide, and their DirectPlus MT SMS product set ticked all the boxes for us. Load tests and measurements showed that it could meet the demanding needs of our users.
“Being able to measure message-delivery successes and failures is also essential and mBlox’s service gives us visibility into the status of our mobile transaction.”