353.8 billion spam text messages

Spam In 2007 the 530+ million Chinese mobile subscribers received 350+ billion spam text messages: that’s an average of 666 spam text message per year – close to 2 per day.

Representatives from 34 operators and service provider companies, including China Mobile, China Telecom, China Unicom, China Netcom, Sina, Tencent and Kong.net, joined forces with the Internet Society of China (ISC) to tackle the issue.

The result? A self-disciplinary convention on anti-spam, strongly supported by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology who has also been looking in improving the governance over mobile spam. Users can now download a software with functions including message filtering and screening