Syniverse Technologies moved an average of 1.6 billion mobile messages per day in the second quarter of 2010, an increase of 23 percent from a year ago. The company’s peer-to-peer (P2P) messaging volumes, which include both short messaging service (SMS) and multimedia message service (MMS), were up 23 percent quarter-over-quarter, with MMS traffic continuing with an explosive 202 percent growth rate year over year. SMS traffic also achieved 22 percent year-over-year gains.

“With SMS now enabled on nearly 100 percent of the world’s handsets – both smart devices as well as inexpensive feature phones – all types of mobile providers as well as new entrants to mobile are motivated to take advantage of its broad reach,” said Tony Holcombe, president and CEO, Syniverse, in a statement.

Over the past few months, Syniverse has seen strong interest in messaging within Latin America where more than 500 million messaging-enabled mobile devices are currently active. Syniverse has signed almost 20 messaging contracts in Latin America this year.

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