WhatsApp overtakes SMS?

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Instant messaging platform, WhatsApp, claims that it now handles more than 50 billion total messages per day from 430 million monthly active users. Those are impressive figures. Some say those figures rival and probably have overtaken SMS volumes.

This is interesting news, especially in light of feelers that some Nigerian operators are planning to block free over-the-top (OTT) content services like Skype, Google Hangout, Viber and Tango, on smartphones, over concerns of revenue loss on international calls and messaging. Surely, they must have WhatsApp too in their sights.