Wednesday, 27 July 2011
Pakistan is largest SMS sender in Asia
ISLAMABAD (APP): Pakistan enjoys largest text messaging in Asia and around 151.6385 billion text messages were exchanged during the Year 2009, which is 1532 Short Message Service (sms) per subscriber, while the messages exchanged from July-Sep 2010 were 48,846 Million. Pakistan has seen a stunning and remarkable growth in both, the mobile subscriber base and the SMS traffic during the past few years and the mobile subscriber base is touching the figure of 100 million by the last quarter of Year 2010. Around the world, SMS is used by four billion mobile users, who sent five trillion messages in 2009 which is approximately 105 SMS, per person per month, which are less than 128 SMS per person exchanged per month in Pakistan. According to a percent research, SMS traffic will grow double in coming four years and it is estimated that by 2013, the volume of messages will double to 10 trillion. According to report of International Telecommunication Union(ITU), in Year 2010, a total of 6.1 trillion SMS have been exchanged worldwide from 5.3 billion mobile cellular subscriptions worldwide, including 940 million subscriptions to 3G services, which has jumped from 1.8 trillion SMS in the Year 2007. According to officials in Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), text messaging has leapt three folds in the past three years, with almost 200,000 text messages exchanged every second.
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