Common protocols - SMPPThe Short Message Peer to Peer (SMPP) protocol is an open, industry standard protocol designed to provide a flexible data communications interface for the transfer of short message data between External Short Message Entities (ESME), Routing Entities (RE) and Message Centers. SMPP is capable to carry any message type just like UCP/EMI.
SMPP can be used as a protocol that transfers messages between applications, such as Ozeki Message Server and the Short Message Service Center (SMS Center) of the GSM Service provider over an IP link. This link can be a leased line or the Internet. The IP connection between your PC and the SMSC might be protected by VPN (Figure 1.)
Figure 1 - SMPP connection between a PC and the SMSC
If you wish to use UCP to connect to your service provider,
you need to get the following information from the service provider:
If you would like to get some insights about SMPP, you must be familiar with
some of the following terms. A Message Centre (MC) is a generic term used to
describe systems such as a Short Message Service Centre (SMSC), GSM Unstructured
Supplementary Services Data (USSD) Server, or Cell Broadcast Centre (CBC).
Figure 2 - SMPP inside the mobile network