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Bloomberg and AFP, SINGAPORE

Text messaging started as a way to use spare telecoms capacity, but became a key cash generator for operators, while offering users a cheap way to keep in touch with friends and family without having to spend on telephone calls.

Dharia said yesterday that SMS contributed 49 percent of non-voice revenues for telecoms companies globally last year, but that is expected to fall to 45 percent this year and to 35 percent by 2016.

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