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February 21, 2012

19 years of Short Messaging Service: VideoGraphic

The Sms  has just turned 19 today,  and its hard to belive that something which we have taken for granted today had its origin in 1993  since the first text message was sent from a computer to a mobile phone, and 18 years since the first phones were produced that allowed people to send text messages to one another.

In its annual Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast, Cisco looked at the state of worldwide mobile networks  and predicted the global mobile data traffic more than doubled last year, increasing 133 percent. It said traffic will grow similarly in 2012, climbing 110 percent, and it will have increased 18-fold by 2016.
By that year, over half of mobile traffic will come from Asia Pacific and Western Europe, with the biggest gains coming from the Middle East and Africa, where traffic will have increased 36 times over, Cisco said