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Issue #2003 - 09 (March 2003)
(Updated Mar. 19, 2003)

MARKET OUTLOOK & TRENDS

SMS Growth Continues

  • SMS users to reach 1.36 billion by 2006 (study)
  • SMS to rocket 1000% in China
  • 1.3 billion SMS sent in December - UK record smashed again
  • 75 billion SMS worldwide in Q1 
  • European SMS bubble ready to burstIreland - Mobile Subscribers send more than 500 million text messages
  • SMS in Australia hits 250 million in July
  • SMS usage up 45%, ARPU down 9% (Telefonica)
  • China Mobile users send 80 billion SMS
  • 1 billion SMS a day during Chinese New Year
  • SMS.AC polls show text use broadening in 2003
  • 430.8 Billion Mobile Messages Sent in 2002

Source: Wireless World Forum
For more information: http://www.w2forum.com

MobileInfo Comments and Advisory: There is only one lesson from these random SMS statistics from W2Forum, especially those from China i.e. if service is inexpensive or if it saves consumers some money to communicate, they will go for it. SMS is simple and inexpensive. It will continue to have value for ordinary users. Brevity, as compared to verbose conversations, has some intuitive guessing which many like. Plus SMS carries high profit margin for carriers. 

 Note: This news release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and section 21E of Securities Exchange act of 1934 in USA. Similar provisions exist in other countries. There is no assurance that the stipulated plans of vendors will be implemented. MobileInfo does not warrant the authenticity of the information. Readers should take appropriate caution in developing plans utilizing these products, services and technology architectures.  All trademarks used in this summary are the property of their respective owners.


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