This topic explains how to configure AirVantage to send SMS with a gateway using SMPP.
The SMPP protocol (Short Message Peer-to-Peer) is the most commonly used protocol for short message exchange outside SS7 networks. AirVantage supports Versions 3.3 and 3.4 of SMPP.
If you want to learn more about SMPP, have a look to the specification.
The parameters are defined as follows:
RX, TX or TRX. This parameter corresponds to the mode used by AirVantage to connect to the SMS Gateway.
|Host (Mandatory)||IP address or host name of the SMS Gateway.|
|Port (Mandatory)||TCP/IP port used to communicate with the SMS Gateway. There is no default port; you must get this information from your SMS Gateway provider.|
|System Id (Mandatory)||The username used to identify your account in the SMS Gateway.|
|Password (Mandatory)||The password of your account in the SMS Gateway.|
|System type (Optional)||May be required by your SMS provider to characterize an application or service. Can be left empty (default).|
|Source TON (Optional)||
TON is short form for Type of Number configured as sender address in your account. It must be provided by your SMS Gateway provider.
|Source NPI (Optional)||
NPI is the short form for Numbering Plan Indicator configured as sender address in your account. It must be provided by your SMS Gateway provider.
|Source Address (Optional)||
Sender address configured in your account. It must be provided by your SMS Gateway provider.
|Address TON (Optional)||TON is short form for Type of Number used for destination address when AirVantage sends the SMS. This parameter has to be set to 1.|
|Address NPI (Optional)||NPI is short form for Numbering Plan Indicator used for destination address when AirVantage sends the SMS. This parameter has to be set to 1.|
|Address Range (Optional)||Same value as Source address except if your SMS Gateway provider gave you a range of addresses: enter the prefix of the range as provided.|
Choose the version of SMPP that AirVantage should use to communicate with the SMS Gateway.
Sierra Wireless has successfully tested - and actually used in Production - several connections to SMS providers. Based on our tests and deployments in many countries around the world, we believe that guaranteed SMS delivery depends on how well the SMS Gateway is connected to the carrier you are using; for large carriers with heterogeneous networking infrastructures it may depend on which sub-network your SIM cards are connected to.
The format of the Wake up SMS is binary Wap push, as defined in the OMA DM standard. We know that some carriers do not support SMS messages using this format on their network.
For these reasons, the following lists are provided to help you getting started. However we advise you to test your preferred provider supports your actual networking environment.
Some Sierra Wireless modules use a simple text SMS format: SL808xT, HL series, Q2698. For these modules, you can also use Twilio to send Wake Up SMS. Refer to the How-to: How to configure AirVantage to send SMS with Twilio?
We recommend you contact these providers directly: