SMS traffic peaks during outage

The outage of WhatsApp this morning between 09.00 and 11.00 resulted in the Netherlands reverting to sending a huge volume of SMS messages. Right from the beginning of the outage, the number of SMS messages sent over the KPN network rose significantly. Shortly before 11.00, the traffic of SMS messages over the KPN network was six times greater than at the same time yesterday.

A ‘normal’ SMS day follows a fairly stable course with increased activity during the day and a decrease throughout the evening. This morning the situation was entirely different, when the popular WhatsApp suffered an outage. At moments like this, many people find SMS messaging a good alternative.

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The volume of SMS traffic on Tuesday, 25 October 2022 in comparison to the previous day.