Lisbon, 2 January 2008 Vodafone processed 992 million SMS over the festive season (21 December to 1 January), an all-time record for the Vodafone network and an increase of 105% on the same period last year.
In only two days (31 December and 1 January), Vodafone processed 100 million SMS, an increase of 28% on the same period last year. The heaviest message traffic occurred on 31 December between 19:00 and 20:00 and between 23:30 and 00:30.
In spite of the high volumes of traffic, the processing of voice calls and delivery of text messages ran totally smoothly on the Vodafone network. Recent capacity increases on the voice network and the doubling of the capacity of the SMS (text message) platform contributed to this.