Short Message Service Center (SMSC)
What is an SMSC?
SMSC stands for “short message service center.” This is the part of a mobile network that handles all SMS operations. Take storing, forwarding, routing, converting, and delivering of Short Message Service (SMS) messages. When an SMS is sent from any mobile phone, it must get to an SMSC before it is forwarded to the end-point or destination.
To summarize the major points, an SMSC Solution:
To better understand the concept of Short Message Service Center, you need to have a clear image of its functions and how it relates to other network functions.
The sections below describe the main functions of an SMSC, as well as our solution equipment.
We provide two types of SMSC solution:
- YateSMSC – full production SMSC LTE, GSM and UMTS. It uses the SMSC SS7 and SMSC SMPP protocols.
- MiniCore – a small factor PC computer that has preinstalled the SMSC software.
Main functions of the SMSC
How the SMS center relates to other elements of the network
Types of Businesses that need an SMSC
Every SMSC has the function of receiving, forwarding, storing, and delivering SMSs in GSM, UMTS, LTE, or custom networks. This is mostly used by MNOs, MVNOs, private networks, and labs.
Yate-based SMSC solutions
We provide two types of SMSC solutions for all types of businesses. Our solution is highly scalable and suitable for any operator size and structure. We implemented YateSMSC according to the standard SMSC protocol.
Full production SMSC software
YateSMSC is a conventional Short Message Service Center with the functions of receiving, forwarding, storing, and delivering SMS in GSM, UMTS, LTE, or custom networks. In addition to forwarding and delivering “Subscriber to Subscriber” messages. You can also implement various “application to Subscriber” and “Subscriber to Application” scenarios using YateSMSC.
It is an easy to operate SMSC solution for MNOs, MVNOs, private networks, and labs using a JSON API through YateMMI (Mobile Management Interface) web-interface.
Testing SMSC solution - MiniCore
The MiniCore is a small factor PC computer that has pre-installed the SMSC software component. Our test equipment is the just-a-dimmed-down version (in terms of range and number of users) of a standard mobile network.
MiniCore combines our YateHSS/HLR, YateUCN and YateSMSC in a small package.
It can be used as a second core network for testing. Software-based testing solutions will allow customers to test the SMSC quickly and easily.
As a LTE, 3G or GSM SMSC, the MiniCore has the following functionality: