Andrew Bud, co-founder and executive chairman, mBlox

Prior to assuming the role of executive chairman in 2003, Andrew was the CEO of mBlox, which he co-founded in 1999. Headquartered in California, mBlox claims to be the largest provider of mobile content transmission and billing services in the world, with a particular focus on Europe and the US. In 2008 it processed 2.5 billion mobile transactions, worth $500m.

UK carriers in sender pays data trial

Mobile transactions firm mBlox has launched the world’s first mobile cross operator ‘sender pays data’ trial in the UK this week. The trial aims to remove consumer confusion over the purchase and download of mobile content, with mobile operators suffering criticism for stinging users with ‘hidden’ data charges. The model allows content providers and service […]

Mobile content sales boom in 2006

Mobile transaction firm mBlox on Thursday highlighted strong growth in the premium SMS and mobile content markets in 2006. The company said that it processed over 1.4 billion application-to-person transactions worldwide during 2006, worth more than $500m in street revenue. In the US, the number of premium SMS transactions mBlox processed increased 100 per cent […]