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iFone ranked among Britain's fastest growing tech companies

Mobile games developer and publisher takes second place in Tech Track 100 listing

Manchester-based mobile games publisher iFone has been ranked second in the Tech Track 100 league table, which is published by British newspaper the Sunday Times in association with Microsoft.

The table is designed to rank the fastest-growing unquoted technology companies in Britain, and positions on the table are based largely on sales growth - with iFone's second place ranking being down to an enormous 358 per cent rise in sales from 2002 to 2004.

"We are thrilled to be so high in the list," commented iFone CEO Morgan O'Rahilly. "This is a fantastic achievement for everyone at iFone. The mobile games industry as a whole has seen massive growth alongside advancements in mobile phone technology, but we are delighted to be the top placed company in our sector. We aim to continue this success in the coming years."

iFone is the UK's most successful publisher of mobile games, according to download figures collated from the country's network operators by trade body ELSPA, and the firm's Tetris title remains the most downloaded mobile game in the UK.

However, it's far from the only mobile content company to be recognised in this year's Tech Track listing, which was published yesterday.

A total of 16 companies involved in providing mobile content and information are listed in the ranking, including Flytxt - the firm which runs the Orange Wednesdays cinema promotions - and ringtone firm Mobile Streams.

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