SMS Statistics of the World
The use of mobile phones is increasing with the
passage of time and most of people are investing in or joining the
telecom companies. If we make a comparison of Short Messaging Service
with the MMS and call services of all the networks, we come to know
that sms got the highest revenue. The reason is a variety of packages
that are inexpensive and easily accessible.
As per record for Feb, 2012, there were about 7.8 trillion data
transferred through SMS and the text messaging traffic approached
9.6 trillion at that time. The most recent world statistics show
that there was an expense of total $ 150 billion made on the messaging
service in 2013. SMS is the foremost than all other services and
kinds of communication because it is the easiest, fastest, most
affordable and preferred service all over the world. It is expected
to rise in the coming future. In May, 2011, almost 5.9 trillion
messages per year were recorded. An upcoming relative estimate is
that there will be a worldwide decrement in the use of SMS because
of other sources of advanced communication up to 42.1 % till 2016.
Overall statistics of Pakistan as compared to the rest of the world
are that with respect to the sms traffic ratio, Pakistan has been
rated at 4th number in 2008-2009. Only on a single occasion of Eid,
almost 763 million sms were sent in Pakistan. Another PTA record
shows that SMS is the top source for conveying messages and exchanging
According to an estimate of Pakistan Telecommunication Authority
(PTA) made recently in the month of Nov, 2013, there are more than
132,333,853 people who used cell phones and subscribed to the sms
(Short Messaging Service). Pakistan’s major operators include
Warid, Ufone, Mobilink, Zong and Telenor. These all contribute in
providing the economical packages for Pakistanis in and out of the
country. The record shows that there was an addition of almost 800,071
users in Nov, 2013 and 2 million in Oct, 2013.
Zong got the highest rating with above 1 million customers in a
single month of October only. So, overall 73.5 % people use mobile
phones all around the country. Mobilink contributed with 37.72 million
users and got the highest ranking. Telenor stood 2nd having 33 million
customers. Ufone remained 3rd with 25 million users. Zong is near
to reach Ufone with 23.72 million numbers of endorsers.
In 2011, the text messaging evolved 35 percent as per record presented
by PTA. 237.6 billion messages were sent by mobile users while in
2010, there was an increment of 35 percent that approached 175.4
billion text messaging. The earning of Pakistan Communication Industry
remained PKR 12.4 billion in 2011 on the basis of sms use. The estimate
includes P2P (Person to Person SMS), MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service),
A2P (Applications to Persons) and P2A (Persons to Application).
PTA states in the statistics for Dec, 2012 that sms, mms and other
services related to sms had 113 million subscribers till the end
of Dec, 2011 and exceeded to 121 million till Dec, 2012.