SMS Aggregators

SMS Aggregators

A bulk SMS Aggregator is a primary channel partner of Telecom operators or Bulk SMS Gateways. An SMS Aggregator aggregates SMS from operators and distributes ahead in retail or wholesale market. An Aggregator of SMS uses multiple SMS Gateway tie-ups for SMS routing and relays the text messages using various routing methods. SMS Aggregators use SMS Gateway services using SMPP connects with defined throughput or SMS speed. The throughput is termed in TPS (Transactions per second) or TPM (Transactions per minute) in Telecom terminology.

Mobile telecom company with multiple agreements have mobile operators to send and receive data in and out of the operator's SMSC, acting as an intermediary between companies (i.e. content and brand owners) that want to interact with end users (through their mobile phones; i.e. via SMS) and mobile operators.

Before a common short code can be used, it must be provisioned and certified by each individual cell phone carrier. This process is handled by sms aggregators who work which works as a conduit between an application provider and the wireless service networks. SMS aggregators has direct connections with all wireless carriers that support short code messaging. The aggregator takes on the responsibility of getting the short code provisioned, tested, and certified with each wireless carrier. Through SMS aggregators, application providers like Vectramind are able to determine their messaging, price, provisioning of short codes, and everything necessary to ensure the company has what it needs to take care of its clients.

Mobile sms aggregator works in between the application provider and all the wireless carriers to ensure carrier compliance. Without sms aggregators, each application providers would need to work individually with each wireless carriers which would be cumbersome and time taking.

SMS Aggregators connect the application providers to the carriers. They act as a gateway to enforce the compliance regulations set forth by the CTIA and individual carriers. All SMS traffic must go through an approved aggregator in order to reach the carrier networks. Aggregators also help to get your short code provisioned.

SMS Aggregators primarily serves SMS vendors who cannot afford the direct tie-up cost with Telecom operators. Purchasing SMS services from such Aggregators gives the SMS Vendors the benefit of lower set-up cost & set-up time. Moreover, with such high level Gateway set-up & high volume of SMS commitments, the Aggregators of Bulk SMS can duly offer such vendors already negotiated SMS services with multi operator services.

Differences between Tier 1 & Tier 2 SMS Aggregators

There are differences though between SMS aggregators, and the main differences are whether an SMS aggregator is a tier 1 SMS aggregator, or a tier 2 SMS aggregator.

To be classified as a tier 1 SMS aggregator, they must have both SMS & MMS capabilities, and must have direct connections (SMPP) to at least 4 of the 5 major wireless carriers, which include AT&T, Sprint/NEXTEL, T-Mobile USA, U.S. Cellular, and Verizon Wireless.

To be classified as a tier 2 SMS aggregator, they may only have SMS capabilities, and must have direct connections (SMPP) to at least 3 of the 5 major wireless carriers, which include AT&T, Sprint/NEXTEL, T-Mobile USA, U.S. Cellular, and Verizon Wireless.

Tier 2 sms aggregators only can access SMS, and doesn’t have direct connection with the carriers. Because they lack that direct connection, they use third parties which are not always reliable) to send the messages on their behalf.

With a Tier 1 sms aggregator like Vectramind , that direct carrier connection is hugely important. Not only is there a higher level of successful messages sent, but with only one support team you have less hassle when troubleshooting. Additionally, if for international sms , Tier 1 aggregators will ensure they all messages sent to your customers are received, irrespective of the scale.

Vectramind is among the the largest tier 1 sms aggregators in the middle east region which provides mobile text solutions ranging from SMS integration, Bulk SMS broadcasts to Short Code based promotions/campaigns etc and even enables you to send bulk SMS offers, trigger transactional updates and OTPs, receive inbound SMS, pull reports, manage contacts & more. Our intelligent SMS gateway routing assures best-in-class delivery.

Our strengths lie in our indigenously built messaging platforms core to our business, backed with an experienced team with a scalable experience providing messaging solutions across diverse industries ranking from healthcare, retail, finance and banking to public utilities. Our expertise involves providing technical solutions with API’s for integrating SMS solutions to existing applications & systems and or other such business process and help increase user reach and also help in product promotion.

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