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Chikka Asia: “2 Million RP users of mobile social network MOKO.mobi”

February 15, 2010

Chikka Asia, Inc., creators of the popular Chikka Text Messenger, today announced that MOKO.mobi, a mobile website that facilitates chat, media sharing and social networking over the mobile phone, had reached its 2 millionth user in the Philippines. The popular service is also generating hundreds of thousands of MMS uploads a month.

Chikka Asia Inc. partnered with MOKO.mobi Limited, the developers of MOKO, to launch the service across the leading mobile network operators in the Philippines last year. MOKO is currently available to subscribers of Globe Telecom and Smart Communications.

MOKO.mobi is also available across mobile networks in the US, UK, Australia, Malaysia, India, and Brazil, and will soon be launching in Spain.

“MOKO was one of the first services to bring the power of social networking to the mobile phone when it launched in Australia in 2005, and we are glad to be playing a part in bringing one of the most exciting global mobile services to Philippine mobile subscribers,” said Chito Bustamante , Chikka chief executive officer.

According to Ian Rodwell, CEO of Sydney-based MOKO.mobi Limited, ”MOKO is emerging as an alternative to Facebook and Twitter on the mobile phone, because you can do everything from your mobile, meet new people and make friends, while at the same time protect your privacy. You don’t need a PC to create and manage your account or to upload your own content, and this is very important in Asian markets where mobile web use continues to outpace PC web use.”

He added: “MOKO is also chat focused, making it very immediate and easy for people to connect and have fun straight away.”

“We have always believed the mobile web would be very compelling, especially for Filipinos, who have rapidly embraced social networking not only on the web, but now from their mobile phones” added Chikka’s Bustamante.

About Chikka Asia, Inc.
Providing various wireless applications to over 30 mobile operators in seventeen countries including the US, UK, Italy, Spain, Hong Kong and India, Chikka has also diversified; developing applications for mobile content, commerce, and corporate solutions. According to the company, with over 62 million users, its own Chikka Messenger is probably the most widely-used and viewed Internet and mobile-based communications tool by Filipinos worldwide.

About MOKO.mobi Limited
MOKO.mobi is a global platform that enables people to Chat & Share Anywhere! People from around the world use MOKO.mobi on their mobile phone or PC to meet new people, chat in real-time with likeminded people, upload unlimited photos & video, share links, and sample & recommend music from the many MOKO.mobi Music artists.

MOKO.mobi is available on multiple wireless carrier portals around the world. MOKO.mobi can also be accessed by any consumer via both their mobile or online.