Smpp Protocol application

SMPP Protocol Application

Smpp Protocol application

SMPP protocol is a telecommunication industry protocol that is mainly used for exchanging messages between different peer entities, for e.g. service centers offering short message services. With the help of this protocol bulk messages can be submitted by any third party that can be any business entity or new organization.

Short Message Peer to Peer Protocol or the SMPP is used for sending and receiving messages from any and to UMTS, GSM, CDMA, iDEN or TDMA cell phones. This technology allows faster transmission of the messages.

History of SMPP Protocol

SMPP was first designed by a small Irish company “Aldiscon” where the developer of this protocol, Ian J Chambers tests the functionality of it without taking and support from the “SS7” simulation. However, later the right of the protocol was given away to “logica” and they further handed over the rights in the year 1999 to the SMPP developer’s forum.

There has been a lot of changes over the year but by suing this protocol over any GSM modem there are certain advantages.


  • No GSM hardware is required as the protocol is TCP/IP based.
  • Users can send message to even a short code that was not possible when sending any SMS to any GSM phone.
  • It has high throughput that ranges up to 200 msgs per second.
  • It is possible to assign alphanumeric sender address.

Application of the SMPP protocol

When any technology gains its momentum in the world of technology it means that they must have different application. Let’s find out the applications of the SMPP protocol.


  • Voicemail alerts can be send to the mobile users by using this protocol
  • SMS notifications can be sent to users phones. For example if the server is down and students are to be informed about cancellation of any lesson then this technology will be useful.
  • At different information services like sending traffic jam alert messages, sending forecast about the weather and can be used at stock exchanges for sending messages.
  • For voting or process the votes from the mobile users during ant music show.
  • For telemetry applications.
  • For sending MMS notifications mainly in cases where the users pays for the Java applications and ringtones the download location can be sent.

When any SMPP protocol is used the SMS system application is known as the ‘External Short Message Entity’ or the ESME. This technology has changed the way of short messaging and future holds more to it.

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