Wireless instant messaging to increase six-fold between 2007 and 2009

The global messaging market continues to be important to mobile carriers, with the bulk of the revenues continuing to come from Short Message Service (SMS) text messaging, reports In-Stat. The greatest growth in mobile messaging, however, will come from wireless instant messaging, which, driven by corporate users, is expected to increase revenues six-fold between 2007 and 2009. Multimedia Message Service (MMS), which delivers pictures, sound clips and video, is expected to show nearly 50% compound annual growth rate through 2009.