Short Message Peer-to-Peer (SMPP)

The Short Message Peer-to-Peer (SMPP ) is a protocol used by the telecommunications industry for exchanging SMS messages between Short Message Service Centers (SMSC) and/or External Short Messaging Entities (ESME). The protocol is a level-7 TCP/IP protocol, which allows fast delivery of SMS messages.


How Bandwidth is Involved with SMPP

When a message is sent with Bandwidth services, it is sent by the SMPP gateway to the SMSC with the delivery receipt value set. The SMSC will return the final disposition of the message as determined by the carrier.

What Are the Benefits of Bandwidth’s Involvement with SMPP

Bandwidth has made it their business to master the art of messaging. With our Messaging API, businesses can integrate messaging into their platform within minutes. The result is a better user experience for our customers’ end users. Bandwidth’s SMS capabilities are backed by the Bandwidth’s network, which we own and operate, giving you the power to communicate what matters most to you.

Bandwidth has made the technicalities of SMPP our business, so you can build a better user experience for yours.


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