Wednesday, November 5, 2008

AT&T Reports Largest Text Messaging Spike (+44%) on Election Night

AT&T reported that in the hour following the announcement, text messaging traffic across its network surged about 44% -- the highest spike in company history.

The peak transactions per second following Tuesday's announcement was significantly higher than the peak transactions per second logged for the most recent New Year's Eve, a day that consistently ranks among the busiest texting days for AT&T.

"The spike on Tuesday night rang true for us," said Mark Collins, vice president of Voice and Data Services, AT&T Mobility & Consumer Markets. "Texting has become so valuable a communication tool that it is how people are sharing thoughts and information and connecting with each other in even the most important moments."

See also