Category Archives: Messaging

Some 7.5 trillion SMS messages will be sent globally in 2014 says texting report.

Total global SMS traffic contracted for the first time ever globally, having peaked at 7.8 trillion messages in 2012. Portio Research reckons SMS traffic will decline gradually over the period 2013-2018 to reach 6.4 trillion in 2018. Back in 2011 … Continue reading

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UK text massacre: when mobile operators kill your texts

Have you taken your annual vacation for this year yet? And if so, did you leave your mobile phone at home? Research into the subject suggests that mobile operators do not hold undelivered texts indefinitely. The question then is how … Continue reading

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EE UK’s best Mobile Network Operator for on-net text delivery; Vodafone, O2 not so good

One might think that mobile networks would be very good at delivering texts (SMS) within their own network, and less good at handling texts received from rival networks. Although still in their first month, the TelecomsMarketResearch.com text transit tests are … Continue reading

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Network operators will make USD 6.9 billion from undelivered text messages in 2013

How many texts go missing? Stories of texts turning up hours or even days after they were sent – and the consequences – are many and legion. After the weather, it’s probably in the Top 10 of what people talk … Continue reading

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How do I know if my text has been received? 66% of texts in a recent test failed to arrive…

How do you know if a text that you have sent has been received? This problem is in the same category as how do you know the light in the fridge has gone out when you close the door?. Followers … Continue reading

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Daily OTT-messaging traffic to hit 41bn messages by end-2013; compared to 19.5 bn daily SMS

There has been a huge shift in mobile messaging, to the point pundits are suggesting that the booming rise of Over-the-Top (OTT) messaging apps (or ‘next generation’ messaging services) might herald ‘the end of SMS’. Last year Portio Research provided … Continue reading

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UK mobile consumer test: O2 worst for spam texts

‘Spam texts’ figure frequently in customer complaints made to Regulatory bodies globally. There are two sorts of ‘spam’ as defined by users: those received from their operator, and those received from a third party that they have had no previous … Continue reading

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Messaging revenues to hit USD 334.7 billion by end-2015

Messaging still dominates non-voice revenues globally. Amazing but true. Our friends at Portio Research have estimated that the global mobile messaging market was worth some USD 179.2 billion in 2010, and is set to pass the USD 200 billion mark … Continue reading

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