US MMS traffic surges 40% over last quarter

Jul 19 2006 - 11:30 AM ET | Data

Mobile 365 is reporting that US based Multimedia Message Service (MMS) traffic has surged 40% in the second quarter of the year. MMS is most commonly called picture messaging by carriers, but other types of multimedia can be included. The US now leads the world in MMS traffic.

Total U.S. MMS Mobile Originated (MO) traffic for the second quarter was 52,071,114 MO messages; total traffic for the first quarter was 34,405,598 MO messages. MMS mobile content includes video, photos, audio, and rich text such as wallpaper, ringtones, games, and applications.

Mobile 365 handles messaging interoperability among carriers and currently processes over 2 billion messages per month.