How we got here
We’ve come a long way since our foundation in 2008, but our roots go much deeper! From the founding of the CLX Operator Division Symsoft in 1989, we have grown into the world’s largest cloud communications company. Join us below as we guide you through every key step we’ve taken!
CLX celebrates 10th Birthday!
2018 marks 10 years since our 6 founders decided to take on the mobile messaging world! With a simple vision to provide high quality and reliable SMS messaging, we’ve grown into a NASDAQ listed leader in global cloud communications tools.
CLX Ranked as Best Messaging Vendor in North America by ROCCO
CLX voted the No.1 A2P Messaging Vendor in both North America and Asia, in 2018! CLX also tops the charts as the only provider to be ranked as a Tier 1 provider for the last four consecutive years.
CLX Acquires Vehicle
CLX acquires Seattle based video technology company Vehicle to strengthen their product offering in the areas of personalized video and rich media messaging technology.
Launch GDPR Compliant Enterprise Messaging Infrastructure
CLX announce the creation of a messaging infrastructure to ensure that message data remains in the EEA to help enterprises meet GDPR compliance.
CLX Acquires Unwire
CLX strengthen their Nordic position by acquiring Unwire. This acquisition positions CLX as a leading provider of cloud communications services and solutions to the Nordic financial services sector.
CLX Partners with InVMA
CLX announce partnership with InVMA to enable and simplify end-to-end M2M IoT solutions for condition monitoring and predictive maintenance applications.
CLX Signs Messaging Agreement with Groupon
CLX sign messaging agreement with Groupon following a successful US based trial allowing Groupon to provide a more comprehensive and tailored customer experience for their user base.
CLX Partners with Device Radio
CLX partner with communication hardware provider DeviceRadio, enabling a fully plug-and-play IoT connectivity solution, further reducing the complexity for companies to launch connected IoT devices.
CLX Strengthen Management Team by Appointing Chief Operating Officer
CLX announce the appointment of Anders Olin as COO for the Enterprise division. Anders takes responsibility for all revenue generation and sourcing of capacity to stay in control of gross profit generated.
Launch Global A2P RCS Enterprise Messaging API with SMS Fallback
CLX launch a beta RCS trial in selected countries to allow enterprises to test this exciting new A2P market which is predicted to have over a billion users by 2019.
Launch Voice for IoT
CLX adds Voice capability to IoT SIM cards, to provide a comprehensive IoT connectivity service supporting Data, SMS and Voice.
Mblox and CardBoardFish Brands Retired
CLX retires Mblox and CardBoardFish. The messaging brands are absorbed into the CLX brand, with their respective customers migrated to the CLX Customer Portal.
Voted as Tier 1 A2P SMS Vendor for third consecutive year by global MNOs
Following research from 326 MNOs in 146 countries, ROCCO announced that CLX are, for the third year running, classed as a Tier 1 vendor.
Launch Video SDK via Sinch
CLX adds integrated real-time video calling to its portfolio of voice products. This SDK enables developers to meet demands for cross-platform integration.
Launch Sentinel Product
CLX reinforces their position as a market-leading supplier of fraud and security solutions to mobile operators worldwide. Sentinel constitutes one of the most powerful threat detection and prevention toolboxes in the industry.
CLX raises approx. SEK48 million due to directing a new share issue
Based on authorization granted at CLX’s annual general meeting, a new share issue of 4,067,647 at a price of SEK120 per share is resolved.
CLX Aquires Dialogue
The acquisition of Dialogue brings CLX closer to their vision of building the world’s leading CPaaS company by strengthening their customer base in the UK and Australia and providing Tier 1 connections in the APAC region.
CLX wins Company of the Year category at the Swedish Mobile Awards
Applauded by the judges for fast becoming a global market leader in cloud communications, CLX are recognised for their strong M&A strategy and innovative solutions.
Re-elected to Global Board of Mobile Ecosystem Forum
Following their AGM, MEF announce the board elections for the 2017/2019 term which includes CLX’s Rob Malcolm as a key figure in the global mobile ecosystem.
CLX voted as top innovator by ROCCO
Ranked by MNOs as amongst the top 3 most innovative businesses out of 90 companies globally, CLX receive high scores in the Engagement category for reducing costs, increasing quality and creating efficiency.
CLX Acquires Xura
Continuing to reach for the vision of becoming the world’s largest and leading mobile cloud based communications company, this acquisition takes strategic steps to bring the realisation of this vision closer by providing market leading security solutions.
Named in CIOReview’s 20 Most Promising IoT Solutions Providers 2017
Shortlisted as one of the best vendors of the year by CIOReview, this is a recognition of the hard work to date on the IoT suite of products.
CLX Acquires Sinch
Through this acquisition, CLX and Sinch will jointly create unique market leading solutions for the integration of voice based communication within CLX’s existing cloud based communication solutions.
CLX Communications delivers its first commercial IoT connectivity application
After extensive investments in IoT, CLX deliver their application to customers. This marks the beginning of further developments on which they plan to work closely with customers.
MNOs Rate CLX as the Largest Tier 1 Global A2P SMS Provider for Second Consecutive Year
CLX rated on more than 35 KPIs by 260 MNOs across 188 countries and are named as the largest Tier 1 vendor for the second consecutive year.
CLX Acquires Mblox
Strengthening CLX’s position as a leading provider of cloud-based communication services, this acquisition provides CLX with a strong footprint in the US, UK and Australian markets as well as boosting direct Tier 1 connections.
Symsoft and Ericsson Global SW Licensing Agreements
Ericsson licenses Symsoft SMS software solutions to mobile network operators. This agreement helps mobile operators get the most out of text messaging / SMS and increases market recognition for Symsoft.
CLX & CITIC Telecom International sign agreement with leading mobile operator in Hong Kong for SMS security solution
This agreement secures the Hong Kong operators network with an SMS Firewall solution to eliminate fraud and security risks.
CLX IPO on Swedish Stockmarket
CLX starts trading its shares on the Main Market of Nasdaq Stockholm, under the ticker symbol CLX, in the Mid Cap segment within the Technology sector.
ROCCO Report – Rated as the #1 Global A2P SMS Messaging Provider
The highest rating in 2015 of any messaging provider, the ROCCO report ranked 25 global A2P SMS messaging vendors from a survey of 179 mobile operators worldwide.
Elected to Global Board of Mobile Ecosystem Forum
MEF announces the results of its EMEA board elections, with CLX’s Robert Gerstmann being elected to serve on the board of this prestigious mobile services organisation.
Launch Mobile Data Service
CLX leverage their existing relationships with over 100 leading MNOs globally to provide enterprises with intelligent and agile mobile data connectivity for IoT applications.
Symsoft Acquires Majority Stake In Caleo Technologies
Offering billing and customer care products to communication service providers, Caleo brings an important addition to the Symsoft portfolio by way of its expertise and product offering.
CLX Partners With All Major French MNOs
CLX also launches local French Short Codes, enabling its global client base access to the French market, adding cross-carrier Short Codes to their existing portfolio for both outbound and inbound messaging services.
EE partner award – Excellence in Service and Innovation
This award recognises CLX’s exceptional contribution to service and innovation in the communications industry as well as strengthens relationships with MNOs.
Recognized as a Business to Business Vodafone platinum partner
Due to CLX’s depth of industry knowledge, commitment to innovation and attention to security risks, they are recognised as an Accredited Platinum Partner with Vodafone B2B.
Launch Voice Service
CLX supply developers with the tools to meet the demands of cross-platform integration, and enabling businesses to communicate with customers via real-time video across the globe.
CLX Acquires Voltari
CLX completes the acquisition of Voltari’s messaging business in North America, strengthening direct operator connections in both the USA and Canada and further extending CLX’s global reach.
Fastest Revenue Grower of the Year
CLX awarded winner of “Fastest Revenue Grower of the Year, Large Company” at the Media Momentum 2014 Awards. Picked from leading entrepreneurs and business leaders, this award recognises leading companies on the European digital scene.
Launch ENUM Interface
To improve their number lookup service (MNP & HLR products) and continue to provide information to businesses so they can maintain accurate records on their customers, CLX launch the ENUM Interface.
Entrepreneur of the Year
CLX’s Johan Hedberg is named Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young. The award was won thanks to CLX working closely with mobile operators to improve efficiency and create new revenue streams for clients from mobile messaging services.
Launch SMS Short Codes
CLX launch SMS Short Codes in more than 10 countries across the globe, continuing their roll-out of inbound messaging to further enhance the way that businesses communicate with their customers.
Listed as one of Europe’s 100 hottest startups by WIRED Magazine
CLX are listed in WIRED magazine as one of Europe’s 100 hottest startups, recognised for generating €20 million in revenue in just 2 years.
Launch Advanced Reporting
CLX launch Extranet to client base, providing access to advanced reporting.
Launch Inbound Messaging Service
Bringing two way SMS to Sweden, this revolutionary way of communicating opens the doors for customers to respond to SMS messages from enterprises and small businesses.
Neqst Partner Strengthens Team
Neqst Partner joins the board and becomes an institutional shareholder in CLX. An investment firm, Neqst works exclusively with technology focused companies in the Nordic area, helping them to build successful companies.
First international office
CLX open their first international offices in the UK and Spain, demonstrating continued market penetration of their outbound messaging service product, and strong growth across the globe.
Launch Real-Time MNP Routing
CLX launch true real-time Mobile Number Portability (MNP) lookup/check capability, allowing customers to access up to date information on their subscribers, and enabling more accurate call and message routing.
Launch Number Lookup
CLX launch support for real-time lookup of mobile numbers, enabling customers to get the most up to date information on their customers, in terms of number validity, porting and network information.
Launch Advanced Error Codes
CLX launch support for advanced error codes on outbound SMS, improving diagnosis of message send failures and helping to resolve issues quicker when messages are not delivered.
A trusted expert and leading provider of messaging solutions, this deployment enables CLX to increase security for both operators and subscribers.
CLX acquires Symsoft
With its world leading SMS products and Online Charging Solutions, Symsoft will, together with CLX’s services, provide a wealth of new business opportunities for mobile operators across the globe.
Launch outbound messaging service
CLX brings SMS to the attention of enterprises and small companies as a tool for communicating with customers in a more personal way.