The biggest threat to mobile communications today is the ubiquity of the internet and mobile phones, according to a new report by consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers.
The report, which surveyed nearly 300 mobile network operators and telcos, also said that most mobile operators are still using SMS as a source of mobile messaging.
The majority of operators surveyed said they use SMS as their primary source of communication, and the vast majority use SMS to send and receive mobile messages.
The report said that SMS messaging is becoming more commonplace as people become more mobile, but there’s still a lot more work to be done to ensure that it’s used properly and safely.
The company said that in 2014, just 2.7% of the global population used SMS as part of their mobile messaging and 1.8% used it for more than 30 days a month.
PwC’s report says that SMS is still the fastest-growing messaging service, accounting for 6.5% of all mobile network subscribers in 2015, up from 3.2% in 2014.
But in the last six months, the number of users using SMS has dropped by nearly 40%.
It said that this is the first time that SMS has declined in the global mobile communications market since 2007.
The number of SMS users has also been decreasing at an alarming rate, from almost a quarter of global mobile phone users in 2015 to about 3% of mobile phone subscribers in 2016.
Pew said that while SMS is the fastest growing messaging service in the world, it’s not a substitute for text messaging, which accounts for almost half of all messaging on mobile phones.
It’s important to remember that the vast bulk of messages on mobile devices come from SMS, which is why SMS remains the fastest and most widely used mobile messaging service.
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