CIB News: Text messages overtaken by apps

Traffic on chat apps such as Apple's iMessage and Kik Messenger overtook SMS text messages last year, new research has found.

4th May, 2013

Traffic on chat apps such as Apple's iMessage and Kik Messenger overtook SMS text messages last year, new research has found.

The data, collected by Informa Telecoms & Media, found that the traffic volume of over-the-top (OTT) messaging applications, which allow subscribers to send instant messages for free to users of the same app, is set to be twice that of person-to-person SMS messaging by the end of 2013.

Daily OTT messaging traffic has already surpassed...

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