What is SMPP?
The term "SMPP" stands to mean “Short Message Peer to Peer” and is used to transmit and receive messages to and from TDMA, GSM, iDEN, UMTS cell phones and is technically leveled to level-7 TCP/IP protocol allowing faster delivery of SMS messages. Users can enjoy a few advantages by using the SMPP protocol in place of receiving / sending messages via a GSM modem.
Short message peer to peer or SMSC engaged in exchanging of Bulk SMS between SMSC (Short Message Service Center) and ESME (External Short Messaging Entity) following TCP/IP protocol which allows fast delivery. SMSC send and receive message from and to GSM, UMTS, iDEN, CDMA & TDMA cell phones, this provide flexible and reliable data communication. SMSC support two way messaging by which long text message, binary message or flash SMS can be send.
Sending SMS SMPP (Short Message Peer to Peer) is a protocol of the telecommunications industry for exchanging messages (SMS); it is used to send and receive notifications (SMS-MT) on mobiles and responses from these mobile (SMS-MO) using GSM, GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, CDMA (USA) network. It is based on the TCP protocol for transmission (Transmitter) and the IP protocol for the reception (Receiver). Transmission and reception can be done simultaneously in TCP / IP with a transceiver connection.
Different entities use this protocol: Telecom operators (SMS Center ), IT services companies, hosting providers, etc. Indeed, the latter is used to simplify integration and development for sending bulk SMS (messages). It is the most common protocol for direct communication with the SMS-Center of an operator between two entities, and therefore SMS delivery is speedy.
It is often used to allow third parties (Application To Application, etc.) to send messages with the SMPP protocol, often in bulk.