SMS aggregators are service providers in the United States of America who offer
SMS services for its users. The aggregator model is based on multiple agreements
with mobile network operators to
exchange 2-way SMS traffic via the
Short Message Service Center (SMS-C) of the given operator.
SMS aggregators have no visibility and control
over the message delivery, being unable to offer delivery guarantees. They deliver SMS messages
to the SMSC of the mobile network operator but not the user's handset.
SMS aggregators work as intermediary SMS delivery companies that make contracts
with businesses and organizations to handle their SMS traffic. These SMS aggregators
usually connect more mobile network operator in order to ensure reliable SMS traffic.
If they connect only one or two SMSCs, they cannot guarantee SMS delivery.
SMS aggregators are usually connected to SMSCs
with a direct internet connection. Each aggregator has a limitation on the speed
of SMS delivery. You can know this limitation by visiting their website or contact
them for this information.
They buy access to the SMSC
from the network providers, and sell SMS delivery services to other businesses
at a higher cost. Competition between aggregators is intense. Because of this,
the cost of delivering one SMS message can sometimes be lower than what mobile
network providers charge for an SMS message, and therefore it can often provide
cost-effective SMS delivery solutions for a company.
The services of individual aggregator companies may vary. There may be cases
when an aggregator is not able to transfer all SMS messages to their destinations;
or some messages do not arrive in time because of the slow connection speed
it is able to provide. Therefore, it is recommended to try out the services
of aggregators before signing a contract with them.
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