Many are those in New Caledonia who use the Internet to send
SMSs (over 130,000 messages dispatched each month) from OPT
New Caledonias own Website: www.opt.nc,
their trademark being Mobit@gTM. More than a fashion mood, for
some people it has become a genuine communication artwork. So
their passionate users will be delighted to hear that from now
on Mobit@gTM enjoy their own Website: www.mobitag.nc.
No more need to use
circuitous routes: keying the Web address www.mobitag.nc opens
direct access to spaces which enable SMSs sending to mobile
phones anywhere in New Caledonia. furthermore the data capture
field raises from 130 to 150 characters!
SMSs (i. e. short
message service: written messages, mobile terminated) are short
messages rallied today at a pace of one billion a day worldwide.
Writing short messages became a true society manifestation and
reaches today all tiers of the community. Without any advanced
functionality at the beginning SMS was first used by operators
for duty messages to their subscribers mobile terminals.
Then it enabled communication from mobile to mobile for person-to-person
messages, after what it enabled information, playing, self-assertion
through multiple applications and value-added services which
made up a full interactive medium out of it. The SMS traffic
in New Caledonia is mainly mobile originated to mobile terminated
and raises steadily; today it reaches more than 610,000 messages
Few Key Dates
August, 1999: opening of MobitagTM (mobile originated and
terminated SMS) on MobilisTM (OPT New Caledonias trademark
for postpaid GSM services)
August, 2000: Mobit@gTM through the Internet (option of sending
SMSs via Internet)
December, 2001: launching of MobitagTM service through Liberte
(OPT New Caledonias trademark for prepaid GSM services),
a date from which SMS traffic showed a tremendous boom (traffic
doubling after the first month)
April, 2003: opening to the public of Website www.mobitag.nc.