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15 Years of the SMS (Text Messages)

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The mobile phone industry is today celebrating the 15th birthday of the Short Message Service Centre (SMSC), the principal application behind text messaging first brought to market by Acision in 1992. The first ever SMSC was introduced as a product designed primarily to deal with the demands and improve reliability of a developing mobile industry, and in that year the first of many deals was signed with Telenor.

Acision says that it has evolved the SMSC infrastructure from a basic 'SMSC box' to a complete next generation, IP-based SMS architecture, centred on Acision's IP SMSC. This enables text management, a wide range of differentiating service scenarios and a single rack capacity of 16,000 messages per second that can grow to virtually unlimited levels. SMSC innovation has never stopped, with current state of the art future-proof, IMS-enabled platforms that can help operators improve quality of service, reduce costs and offer exciting advanced messaging services. Its value today is as crucial to the market as ever before.

In 1992, SMSC version 1.0 had a capacity of 10 messages per second which was soon quickly surpassed through ongoing innovation to improve capacity, reliability and accessibility. By 1999 the mobile industry saw the introduction of the first high performance SMSC, also launched by Acision with what was then an incredible 50 fold capacity increase to 500 messages per second. Such capacity speeds have now been greatly exceeded by today's further 32 fold capacity increase, achieved by the latest Acision IP SMSC...
Happy Birthday!!!

http://www.cellular-news.com/story/25066.php
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sweet my nokia 6190 has SMS LOL! works great too.
    
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Is SMS big in the US? I remember seeing a while ago on the news that the US didn't really use SMS while the UK was seeing huge amounts.
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its huge here, especially in the younger generations.
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Is SMS big in the US? I remember seeing a while ago on the news that the US didn't really use SMS while the UK was seeing huge amounts.
Kids here use the text messaging more than phone calls with their cell phones. It's crazyness lol. Though I do do my fair share of texting...hence me buying a Samsung double flip phone with the keyboard.
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txt messaging is easier for the phone company to handle than a phone conversation is so imo it should be free because it makes it easier on them, but then they wouldn't be making as much money so it's never going to happen.
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its huge here, especially in the younger generations.
Same over here. I remember the BBC saying otherwise, although that was around a year or so ago.
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Welcome to highschool lol. That's all the stupid children do. Well the smart ones do it too, but they are smart enough not to get caught and realize the importance of grades lol...

I wish i had a text plan
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Sending SMS's is huge in Australia, even business people do it a lot instead of calling... Between work and my girlfriend i probable send 70-100 txt's a day and im not really a heavy user!
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