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German text messaging drops 37% in 2013

Friday 30 May 2014 | 12:46 CET | News
German ICT industry association Bitkom said that in 2012, the number of SMS sent within Germany rose by 9 percent to 59.8 billion, but this figure fell in 2013 by 37 percent to 37.9 billion. On average, each person in Germany sends about 450 text messages per year. Bitkom said one person in two in the country owns a smartphone, and this rises to 84 percent for people aged 12 and 13, and to 88 percent for people aged 16 to 18. Mobile internet traffic grew by 71 percent in 2013 to 267 million GB, said Bitkom. It said the SMS and data usage figures came from national telecoms regulator BnetzA

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