Transcend SMSC Gateway

Transcend Distributed SMSC Gateway

Designed for MNO/MVNO and A2P-based services requiring complicated SS7 integration, the Transcend Distributed SMSC Gateway is used for high-volume messaging in the form of SMS or MMS. It enables direct connection to MNO’s SMSC via the Internet or direct leased line connections. The gateway provides SMS services to customers and organizations that need such services.

As with all our Transcend Distributed Communication products, this java-based messaging platform has significantly better scalability than its competitors as it is based on a distributed architecture using a Kafka-based network and MongoDB as its DBMS. It also features an elegant graphical user interface enabling centralized management with better documentation.  Additionally, the perpetual pricing is TPS-based and much more cost-effective than its Restcomm predecessor.  When you need to scale to handle more transactions, you simply add another instance for a specific number of transactions or unlimited transactions.  To overcome your application’s bottlenecks, you can use multiple unlimited versions of the instance.

The Transcend Distributed SMSC Gateway is built on a modern and extensible JSLEE platform base with SMPP protocol for connectivity to ESMEs (Emergency Service Messaging).

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Features and Benefits


Enables operators to provide SMS, group SMS, and broadcast SMS services localized for multiple brands or domains from a single deployment

Carrier-Grade Scalability and Reliability 

Integrated load balancing and clustering support for automated failover deliver an excellent user experience for mobile subscribers. Unlike other more limited solutions, all Transcend services are load-balanced, providing unparalleled redundancy, especially as the platform scales

Multilingual Support for UCS2 and GSM 7-bit Formats 

Enables global support for rich content and notifications in Latin (e.g, English, Spanish, French) and non-Latin (e.g., Cyrillic, Hebrew, Arabic) languages

SS7 Hardware Support 

Transcend SMSC Gateway fully supports Intel and Dialogic cards

Legacy TDM and SS7 Support 

Industry-standard network integration into IMS and LTE networks through SS7 MAP, HTTP, or SMPP interfaces

HTTP, SMPP, SS7 MAP, and SIP Interface Support 

Industry-standard network integration into IMS and LTE networks


Suitable for Mobile Network Operator and Mobile Virtual Network Operator services when integrated with SS7

On-Premises and cloud deployment 

The SMSC gateway supports network functions virtualization and clustered virtual machine deployments that are fully self-contained and highly optimized

Flexible Operations and Monitoring 

Transcend SMSC Gateway supports flexible operations and monitoring using industry-standard protocols, including Java JMX and scriptable command-line interfaces with full CDR, logging, and auditing reporting capabilities

What is SMSC Gateway?

A Short Message Service Center (SMSC) is a network element in the mobile telephone network. Its purpose is to store, forward, convert and deliver Short Message Service (SMS) messages.

The tasks of an SMSC can be described as:

  • Reception of text messages (SMS) from wireless network users
  • Storage of text messages
  • Forwarding of text messages
  • Delivery of text messages (SMS) to wireless network users
  • Maintenance of unique time stamps in text messages

When a user sends a text message (SMS message) to another user, the message gets stored in the SMSC (Short Message Service Center), which delivers it to the destination user when they are available. This is a store and forward option.

An SMS center (SMSC) is responsible for handling the SMS operations of a wireless network.

When an SMS message is sent from a mobile phone, it will first reach an SMS center.

The SMS center then forwards the SMS message towards the destination. The main duty of an SMSC is to route SMS messages and regulate the process. If the recipient is unavailable (for example, when the mobile phone is switched off), the SMSC will store the SMS CAR message. It will forward the SMS message when the recipient is available and the message’s expiry period is not exceeded.

SMSCs can be used to interface with other applications, for example a spreadsheet can interface with the SMSC allowing messages to be sent SMS from an Excel spreadsheet, or to send an SMS from Excel.

An SMS gateway allows a computer (also known as a Server) to send or receive text messages in the form of Short Message Service (SMS) transmissions between local and/or international telecommunications networks. In most cases, SMS are eventually routed to a mobile phone through a wireless carrier. SMS gateways are commonly used as a method for person-to-person to device-to-person (also known as application-to-person) communications. Many SMS gateways support content and media conversions from email, push, voice, and other formats.


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