Chinese new year may set record for the number of SMS sent

Friday, February 12, 2010

Short text messages have become a popular means of communication with friends and relatives during the holidays. In only one of Sweden for New Year's Eve 2009-2010. one of the cellular networks provided sending 32 million SMS-messages, ie from 9 messages per person. In the Chinese New Year on February 14, projected to Ericsson, will be sent to the 19 billion SMS-messages.

Another record for the number of sent SMS-messages has been set during the broadcast of the contest American Idol - 2009 (analog in Russia: "Star Factory") in the United States - only 178 million messages.

According to Gartner, the number of sent SMS-messages throughout miri for 2010 will be 2.3 trillion.