Telecom & Wireless

Shanghai Mobile Wins Big Money During New Year Holiday

Oriental Morning Post reports that mobile operators in Shanghai earned over CNY10 million from short message sending on the day before the New Year.

A representative from Shanghai Mobile says the company had 194 million short messages sendt on December 31, 2006, which was 76% more than the normal days during the year and an increase of 34% compared with that on the same day of the previous year.

The short message sending hit the highest record between 17:00 and 22:00 on that day and reached a total of 19.35 million, which was 15 times more than normal.

Shanghai Unicom saw similar increases in SMS. On December 31, 2006, a total of 50 million short messages were sent through Shanghai Unicom's CDMA network and GPRS network, an increase of over 20% compared with those sent during Christmas.

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