The study, by the Swedish Institute for Transport and Communications Analysis, also shows that there were 39 million MMS, multi-media messages. That’s an increase of 44 percent, as more and more Swedes are using the new generation of camera cellphones.
Use of mobile phones in general is also up, with Swedes spending an average of 18 and a half hours each on their cellphone during the year. That’s an increase of 5 hours, more than 25 percent.
The institute points out that operator’s revenues went up only slightly, reflecting how prices for making mobile calls have fallen.