Mobile users exchanged 315 billion SMSes during 2012-13: PTA

Published: December 31, 2013
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Year 2012-13 saw the total SMS traffic grow 13.68% in comparison to the previous year. DESIGN: ANAM HALEEM

Year 2012-13 saw the total SMS traffic grow 13.68% in comparison to the previous year. DESIGN: ANAM HALEEM

KARACHI: 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 ProPakistani, the report stats revealed that at least 865 million SMSes 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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Reader Comments (2)

  • believer
    Dec 31, 2013 - 9:43PM

    this is unislamic

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  • Naqeeb Ullah Mandokhail
    Jan 1, 2014 - 1:03AM

    Half of them must be of Ufone’s “their notifications on new offers”

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