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Christmas – Vodafone processed 42 million messages

Lisbon, 26 December 2002 – On 24 and 25 December, Vodafone’s SMS service processed around 42 million text messages, approximately double the SMS traffic recorded on the same days last year. Of the total number of messages processed on the network, around 16 million were sent by Vodafone customers.

The peak for voice traffic was between 6 and 7 p.m. on 24 December, while text messages were at their highest between 6.30 and 9 p.m. on that day.

Vodafone had anticipated the increased numbers of calls and text messages over the holiday period by reinforcing both its call processing capacity, especially in the major urban centres, and the capacity of its text message transmission platform. As a result, in spite of the high volumes of traffic over the Christmas period, the processing of voice calls and text messages went smoothly.