Short Messaging Service Center (SMSC)

Short Messaging Service Center (SMSC)

About SMSC

The Short Messaging Service Center (SMSC) is a virtualized, compact, high-capacity, multiprotocol SMS delivery application with multiple deployment options. The SMSC helps mobile operators to differentiate their data messaging services, offer enhanced applications, and increase subscriber loyalty and customer satisfaction, while minimizing CAPEX/OPEX.

The SMSC supports:

  • Basic operations - Voice mail notification, numeric paging, mobile terminate/originate messages, and mobile IP (web-based messaging).
  • Advanced operations - Enhanced Messaging Services (EMS), including ringtone downloads, picture messages, audio clips along with contact lists.
  • Multiple network technologies - Interworking among various technologies/networks, including CDMA, TDMA, GSM, and UMTS for the traditional SS7 delivery of SMS.
  • Built-in IP messaging - Enables single-box support for legacy networks and IMS/LTE (SIP and Diameter signaling respectively), and minimizes hardware proliferation.
  • Supports machine type communication and IoT applications
  • Features
  • Users & Applications
  • Related Materials
Features Specifications
  • Flexible text messaging and enhanced message service for delivery options
  • SS7, SIP and SMPP intra- and inter-carrier SMS delivery solutions
  • Simultaneous support of today‚Äôs 2G, 3G, and 4G environments supporting both CDMA (3GPP2) and GSM (3GPP) networks. TCP/IP control plane signaling supported for LTE/IMS deployments - SIP and DIAMETER.
  • Future proofing your investment as your network continues to evolve to all TCP/IP architecture
  • Scalable, geographically redundant platform with 99.999% reliability
  • Fully virtualized SMSC application available for private, public, or hybrid cloud deployments using Openstack
  • Complete, end-to-end interoperability with all core network components based on standards defined by the IETF, 3GPP & 3GPP2 standard committees
  • Flexible deployment options providing carriers with intelligent routing options, high performance, and a high availability store/forward SMS delivery engine.
  • Carrier services supported:
    • Machine to Machine
    • EMS
    • Prepaid SMS
    • Premium messaging events (e.g. voting)
    • Embedded promotions
    • Usage controls
    • Message archiving
    • Personalized messaging features such as copy/forward, etc.
  • Integration with Comtech Telecommunications VAS
  • Compliance with US federal mandates, such as CALEA, Number Pooling, and Wireless Number Portability and TCPA
  • Spam filtering capabilities via operator provision-able spam text strings and message volume, over a period of time from sending source
  • Detection and discarding of duplicate messages due to dual mode handsets moving in and out of LTE networks, to improve user experience

Users: Telecom Operators, Enterprises

Applications: Person to Person text messaging, Application to Person, Machine to Machine/IOT applications


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