The 3GPP 5G standards absolutely support SMS!
5G, the next wireless data standard is actively being deployed around the world. 5G will promise greater data speeds, more capacity, and a better wireless experience for all. But will it affect the messaging sector? I’ve read and heard (during presentations, events [back when we could attend trade shows]) that the “messaging standard for 5G is RCS,” and that “SMS won’t exist in 5G.” Well, I’m happy to say that these statements are blatantly untrue.
Over the last few weeks, the world remained riveted to the various games of the World Cup 2014. Some were early disappointments such as Spain; however, many were surprised just how far their own country made it into the final tournament. Social media and mobile engagement were also big winners in the 2014 World Cup. These channels are immensely popular today and will continue to grow in influence as they are now part of most people’s daily lives. Both Facebook and Twitter had set usage records during the World Cup final. In fact, the Wall Street Journal article noted that Twitter beat its own record of 580,166 Tweets per minute during Germany’s defeat of Brazil in the semi-final by reaching 618,725 tweets per minute during the Argentina – Germany final.
Worldwide, texting is a very personal activity – not withstanding the texting to short codes and receiving responses or alerts, roughly 90% of texting worldwide is to another person. Globally, we still see SMS (or texting) growing. Our global statistics continue to show worldwide SMS traffic growing, but certainly slowing