A new report by Stéphane Téral, principal analyst for mobile infrastructure and carrier economics, Infonetics Research, finds that "The prophecies of doom for mobile operators’ SMS/MMS cash cow are being overplayed. Despite the popularity of over-the-top messaging applications like Apple’s iMessage and WhatsApp, our data shows SMS growing every year from 2012 to 2016, delivering a cumulative $1 trillion in operator revenue during those 5 years. And over that same period, voice revenue will decline only slightly, still making up a sizable chunk of operator revenues".
Will this calm down Korean MNOs and KPN ?
See "Mobile broadband demand will push mobile services to $976 billion by 2016; SMS, voice persevere" - here.