200,000 Text Messages Are Sent Every Second, U.N. Agency Says
Perhaps the most intriguing statistics, however, are those pertaining to global mobile subscriptions and text-messaging trends. According to ITU, the total number of text messages sent across the world is expected to reach 1.6 trillion this year -- meaning that roughly 200,000 texts are sent every second. Leading the SMS pack are the U.S. and the Philippines, who combined to account for 35-percent of all texts sent in the world. The report also estimates that about 90-percent of the world now has access to mobile networks, and that 5.3 billion people will have a mobile subscription by the end of this year.