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[January 01, 2014]

Mobile users exchanged 315 billion SMS's during 2012-13: PTA

(Balochistan Times (Pakistan) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Mobile phone users in Pakistan exchanged around 315.7 billion text messages between July 2012 and June 2013, a Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) report revealed.

Exclusively available to Pro-Pakistani, the report stats revealed that at least 865 million SMS's were exchanged in a day during the stated time period.

The year 2012-13 saw the total SMS traffic grow 13.68% in comparison to the previous year, however, the growth rate was lower.

Taking the SMS per subscriber ratio higher, a single user sent approximately 214 messages in a month. Previously, it was 131 messages per subscriber in 2009-10.



Past numbers A total of 237.6 billion SMS were generated by the industry in 2011 - a 35% increase from the 175.4 billion SMS the industry generated in 2010.

The telecom industry earned Rs12.4 billion during 2011 through its SMS base, down 45% from the Rs22.5 billion it earned in the previous year.

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