Asia accounts for 78% of SMS traffic

Consumers across Asia are the most prolific users of mobile messaging and are forecast to further drive message volume in 2008, a research firm said.Nearly 1,5 trillion mobile messages were sent in the Asia-Pacific region over the past 12 months, accounting for 78,9 percent of all SMS traffic globally last year, said Gartner’s report.Nearly 2,3 trillion SMS messages are expected to be transmitted in 2008, a 19,6 percent increase from the 2007 figure.

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