SMS Market Milestones

Milestone

Achievements

1992

First acceptance tests by various operators in Europe

1993

  • First SMS point-to-point mobile-terminated enabled phones available
  • First uses by network operators for alerting of received voice mails

1994

Every new terminal was capable of SMS point-to-point mobile terminated

1995

  • Every network was capable of SMS
  • International Roaming for SMS available

1995

The discovery by youngsters and becoming a part of the youth culture begins

1996

  • Every new terminal was also capable of SMS point-to-point mobile originated
  • National interworking between operators in place between most operators
  • Substantial traffic

2008

3-4 trillion Short Messages sent and revenue of 80 to100 billion $ world wide

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