History of Chinese Short Messages       

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Year Total SMS volume in China (billion messages) Milestones
1996 0 First Chinese Short Message Service Launched in the world
2000 1.4 First SMS sent in China
2001 18.9 1250% increase in SMS volume in China
2002 90.0 376% increase in SMS volume in China
2003 137.2 52% increase in SMS volume in China
2004 217.8 59% increase in SMS volume in China
2005 304.7 40% increase in SMS volume in China