Text messaging to double by 2010

Posted on Sunday, Dec 17 2006 @ 13:30 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Reuters writes text messaging traffic will double by 2010:
The number of messages transmitted over short message service (SMS) systems in 2005 was estimated at 936 billion, according to British market research group Gartner.

Total revenues from text messaging is forecast to grow to $72.5 billion (36.9 billion pounds) in 2010 from $39.5 billion (20.1 billion pounds) in 2005.

"By far the most messages will continue to be sent in the Asia Pacific region, where Gartner predicts the level of SMS messages will top 1.8 trillion in 2010," it said in a statement.


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