300 million SMS and MMS were exchanged during the night of New Year 2014 between 21h and 2am, announced Wednesday morning the Ministry of the Digital Economy. 300 million virtual cards, then. However, a figure less compared to what it could be throughout the evening. Indeed, the Ministry of the Digital Economy expects to see “the billion” exceeded.
And if that was possible without significant bug, this is because “the mechanisms set up by telecom operators worked perfectly and allowed 300 million messages and multimedia messages Happy New Year be exchanged on mobile networks between 21h and 2h, “said Fleur Pellerin , Minister for the Digital Economy.
According to figures gathered from operators and communicated to 5h, Orange totaled 120 million and 4.3 million SMS MMS, SMS SFR 110 million and 4.6 million MMS, Bouygues Telecom 62 million SMS and MMS 2.4 million.
No major incidents on major networks
In its statement, Fleur Pellerin “pays tribute to the teams of Orange, SFR, Bouygues Telecom and Free ground who mobilized overnight to ensure the quality of service.” Indeed, no major incidents on Orange, SFR and Bouygues networks were identified, the ministry said.
For the new year 2012, 1.4 billion SMS were sent to France, according to data gathered from the four main French operators.