Creating The 'Text Generation,' Clickatell Celebrates 10 Years of Innovative,
Easy-to-use, High Value Messaging
The World Moves From 0.4 SMS Messages Sent Monthly in 1995 to an Astounding 1.5 Trillion
Sent in 2009
(Vocus) -- A key player in the creation of the incredibly active and growing SMS messaging 'text generation,'
Clickatell is commemorating its 10-year anniversary with coverage of 820+ global carriers, 12,000+ customers,
the largest SMS application developer community, and ability to reach an astounding 4 billion+ people around the
"Congratulations to Clickatell as they celebrate the past decade and enter the next one. As the mobile market
rapidly takes hold, as Clickatell leads, I look forward to watching them advance this burgeoning market even
further," said Stuart Mackenzie, partner at Ethos Private Equity. "Businesses have just begun taking advantage of
SMS messaging to connect, communicate and transact; over the next 10 years, Clickatell will remain at the
forefront, providing enterprise messaging capabilities for critical applications."
Just 18 years ago—on December 3, 1992—the first SMS message, "Merry Christmas," was sent, initiating
minimal messaging traffic at only 0.4 messages per month. Since then, SMS growth has skyrocketed: an
astounding 4.1 billion messages are sent each day with no end to the soaring growth in sight.
"Since that first message, SMS has changed the way we connect to each other at work and at play, fast becoming
a part of the fabric of our daily lives. Irrespective of who we are, where we're from, or where in the world we are,
we're just a 'text' away and yet I believe we're still in the early stages of discovering the ways SMS messaging will
truly change our lives," said Clickatell founder & CEO, Pieter de Villiers. "I'm extremely proud of our team's
commitment to delivering state-of-the-art messaging services and providing excellent customer service, because
these are at the heart of our mission to continue delivering value-added messaging services."