Asia: Mobile Phone Messaging Is a Huge Revenue Pull

Despite the promises of 3G mobile content in boosting telco profits, messaging services remain the top data revenue earner in the Asia-Pacific region last year

According to Janice Chong, industry manager of telecoms research at Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific, messaging services--which include SMS (short message service) and MMS (multimedia messaging service)--contributed 41.2 percent of the region's total mobile data revenues in 2005.

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