What is an SMS Aggregator?
Mobile telecom company with multiple agreements with mobile operators to send and receive data in and out of the operator’s SMSC.
The Aggregator acts 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 as a service) and mobile operators.
Since aggregators lack direct access into the SS7 protocol, SMS messages are delivered to the operator’s SMSC, but not directly to the subscriber’s handset. Instead, the SMSC takes care of further handling of the message through the SS7 network.
What are the benefits of using an SMS aggregator?
As specialists in the delivery of global SMS messages, aggregators provide an important service to businesses that use the SMS channel to communicate with their customers. They offer:
- Scalability: Aggregators have the infrastructure, technology and global network to handle incredibly large amounts of traffic without impacting delivery speed and delivery rates. They can handle the usual peaks in SMS traffic and unexpected spikes due to some unforeseen event.
- Security: SMS aggregators offer an extremely secure service for SMS delivery as they handle traffic for all sorts of financial and government organizations who the highest possible security procedures.
- Speed and reliability: With reliable direct connections to 700+ global mobile networks the top SMS aggregators can automatically ensure the most direct and fastest delivery route for every SMS sent both domestically and globally. For transactional and hyper time sensitive messages, for example SMS messages sent as part of 2FA and 3FA security solutions.