SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CTIA WIRELESS -- Sybase 365(TM), a subsidiary of Sybase, Inc. (NYSE: SY), the global leader in messaging interoperability and mobile content delivery, today announced that MMS message delivery has increased for 11 consecutive quarters in the United States, dating back to Q1, 2005. From Q2 to Q3, 2007, the number of domestic MMS messages processed by the company increased by 19.5 percent; the month-over-month average growth from January through September 2007 is 7.4 percent. By the end of 2007, Sybase 365 will have processed over one billion MMS messages since it launched the service in 2005. According to the research firm M:Metrics, MMS messaging is most popular with young adults. From June through August 2007, 36 percent of consumers aged 18-24 years, 27.2 percent of 13-17 year-olds, and 26.9 percent of subscribers aged 25-34 sent MMS messages. "Nearly three years of steady quarterly growth demonstrates both our experience and leadership in the mobile messaging market," said Marty Beard, president of Sybase 365. "The quantity of MMS messages will continue to grow as companies increasingly rely on MMS messaging as a tool to communicate and advertise to consumers in a more engaging manner." Sybase 365 also today announced the launch of MMS 365, a content delivery gateway that sends and receives MMS from multiple sources, enabling content providers, marketers, and media companies to deliver MMS content directly to consumers' handsets. MMS 365 makes multimedia mobile campaigns more efficient and effective than ever before by expanding the reach of both operators and content providers. Sybase 365 delivers global cross-operator MMS and SMS messages, reaching more than 700 mobile operators. The company's operator-grade, high-volume message delivery network showcases its reliability by seamlessly delivering hundreds of millions of mobile messages to its operator customers around the world every day. For a demonstration of MMS 365 and more information, visit Sybase 365 during CTIA at booth 323. About Sybase 365 Sybase 365, a subsidiary of Sybase, Inc. (NYSE: SY), leads the world in the global delivery and settlement of mobile messaging interoperability, and the management and distribution of mobile content. Processing more than 8 billion messages per month, Sybase 365 reaches more than 700 mobile operators around the world. For more information, visit: http://www.sybase.com/365. Sybase and Sybase 365 are trademarks of Sybase, Inc. All other company and product names mentioned may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated. Statements concerning Sybase 365's future prospects, products and business relationships are forward-looking statements that involve a number of uncertainties and risks and cannot be guaranteed. Factors that could ultimately affect such statements are detailed from time to time in the Sybase, Inc. consolidated Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including but not limited to its annual report on Form 10-K and its quarterly reports on Form 10-Q (copies of which can be viewed on the Company's web site).
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