Surge in IP-based messaging in 2013

Global mobile interactive service provider Tyntec predicts a surge in IP-based messaging in 2013.  The claim comes from a study conducted between Tyntec and GigaOM Research, which shows that nearly 10 trillion SMS and IP mobile messages will be sent in 2013, predicting parity for the first time. Tyntec said this follows a year of significant adoption in consumer-based internet mobile messaging, partly driven by the global uptake of technologies such as WhatsApp and Facebook Chat. The research indicates this trend will continue, with IP-based messaging subscribers surpassing SMS user numbers last year, and 1.8 billion users sending 15 trillion messages per year by 2016.