Record South African SMS traffic this festive season

From ITWeb

Record SMS and MMS figures for all local mobile operators show thumb happy South Africans splurged on communication over the festive season, with some 1.55 billion SMSes and 10.1 million MMSes sent during the festive season.

Vodacom SA spokesman Dot Field says 350 million SMSes were sent on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, compared to some 260 million during the same period last year.

MTN spokesman Wandile Mkhatshwa says the company’s MMS traffic grew 400%, to 8.8 million, while SMS traffic jumped to 1.17 billion over December, including New Year’s day, compared to last year’s 60 million SMSes over the same period, a 49 % increase.

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