SMS traffic in Spain 2004-2017

This statistic displays the total number of SMS (Short Message Service) messages sent in Spain from 2004 to 2017. The number of SMS messages (only P2P or person to person) went from approximately 12.8 billion SMS in 2004 to 1.9 billion in 2015, which represented a decrease of 85 percent. Thereafter, the source added to its data the traffic related to messaging A2P* (application to person), which would explain the recovery in the number of SMS sent, reaching approximately 4.2 billion SMS sent in 2017.

Number of SMS messages sent in Spain from 2004 to 2017

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Release date

March 2019



Survey time period

2004 to 2017

Supplementary notes

* A2P traffic in 2016. A2P traffic is the process of sending mobile messages from an application to a mobile user. Businesses can use it in several technical modes to communicate with consumers, authenticate users of online services, or deliver time-sensitive alerts. In all the cases, communication is initiated from a business application, and not an individual’s mobile phone, as is the case with P2P SMS.
Typical examples of A2P SMS include banking notifications, critical alerts, SMS-based two factor authentication, automatic booking confirmations, loyalty programs and marketing notifications etc.

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