What Isan SMS Hub?

An SMS hub is a transit center from which SMS traffic is routed to a final destination, playing a crucial role in international SMS interoperability. As the name suggests, it serves as a hub that receives and transmits SMS messages from multiple operators. Telecom operators can intermediate the SMS traffic and extend its coverage by a significant margin by implementing SMS hubs.

Understanding SMS Hubbing

The international interoperability of SMS has been limited for a long time due to how mobile operators worldwide were connected. International SMS transmissions could only take place from one mobile operator to another with a bi-lateral roaming agreement. This severely limited the growth of international SMS—it is both time-consuming and financially draining to set up more agreements between mobile operators.

SMS hubbing, with its trials in the 2006 part, provides a solution to this problem by implementing a new structure for international SMS that smoothens the international flow of SMS. Essentially, SMS hubbing, endorsed by the GSM Association (GSMA), facilitates the international coverage of SMS by helping mobile operators connect to independent hubs. Contrary to mobile operators, SMS hub providers have multiple agreements with other mobile operators and can route messages without any issues, thanks to the developed standards and requirements that SMS hubs must adhere to.

What Does SMS Hub Software Accomplish?

SMS hubs, a key part of the open connectivity project, are stand-alone systems that allow you to send and receive a large number of SMS messages without an internet connection.

You'll encounter plenty of SMS hub applications that offer a number of fundamental features, catering to every country and mobile network. These include factors like direct SMS termination, SMS coverage through APIs, and a direct connection to the majority of global carriers.