PROTEI SMSC is a carrier-class high-performance SMS center that includes traditional and innovative SMS features. Range of the supported protocols allows deploying PROTEI SMSC through GSM/UMTS or IS-41 (D-AMPS, CDMA) networks.
Support of SIGTRAN allows easy deployment across the next generation mobile networks. Flexible delivery scenario management, embedded “First Delivery Attempt” feature, policy management, convenient licensing principles and powerful SMS routing subsystem make SMSC a perfect choice for Operator’s needs.
Routing and bandwidth configuration tools support fully-functional SMPP interface with efficient access policy for interaction with external applications.
Horizontal scaling architecture allows to achieve high reliability and to adjust SMSC performance as network grows.
Features like SMS forwarding, auto-reply and detailed report increase service convenience for subscribers
- Wide range of supported network standards
- High performance, scalability and broad functionality
- Flexible queue size control with overflow protection
- Powerful SMS routing subsystem
- Scalable according to network growth
- CDR generation
- Dynamic system configuration
Bulk SMS/ MMS Platform
Nowadays reliable and fast interaction with customers is becoming more and more important for increasing number of companies. Competitiveness means that market players need to have an opportunity to reach fast their customers periodically and/or at special occasions. List of target end-users of such services includes service- and content-providers, banks, advertisement agencies and others. PROTEI bulk SMS/MMS platform is a high-capacity and dependable solution to offer highly effective and business oriented SMS/MMS services.
PROTEI Bulk SMS/MMS platform provides to the Operator power and flexible tools for managing bulk SMS and MMS campaigns and control/charge bulk SMS traffic generated by corporate clients. List of target end-users of such services includes service- and content-providers, banks, advertisement agencies and others.
Convenient WEB-based and GUI interfaces are supported for system customers. On-line charging features are also supported using different protocols.
- Local billing/charging engine
- High performance
- Support of reply messages and SMS response service
- Efficient bandwidth management
- Support of http/XML, DIAMETER or any type of proprietary protocol
- Convenient WEB/GUI
E-mail-SMS gateway gives a convenience of exchanging messages between mobile network subscribers and e-mail service users via SMS. Message sending from Email accounts to SMS is also supported. Real-time charging and authorization supported in case of integration with Microsoft Outlook Mobile Services SW (available for MS Office 2007).
Reliable subscriber authorization mechanisms allow avoiding any SPAM possibility when using service. Easy to use interface for account management increases service usability. Interaction with SMSC is performed via SMPP protocol. Interaction with external e-mail servers is performed via SMTP protocol or via Microsoft XML-based protocol.
- High reliability
- Scalable according to network growth
- SNMP management alarms and E-mail/SMPP alarm notification
- Powerful logging system (CDR generation)
- Dynamic system configuration
PROTEI SMS Firewall is intended to protect Operator’s network from main threats related to SMS-spam and fraud. The primary objectives of the SMS security solution are to detect and mitigate SMS frauds caused by:
- SMS spoofing
- SMS faking
- SMS flooding
- Other types of technical fraud.
Solution allows protecting Operator’s network and Operator’s subscribers against unauthorized SMS traffic (both application originated SMPP traffic and inbound/transit SS7 mobile originated traffic).
Filtering criteria can be defined for different type of traffic. Rules can be defined for MO or MT SMS, for particular MSISDN range, Operator, Global Title range or SMPP message sender. These criteria include list of SS7 parameters to be verified when processing inbound MO or MT messages coming from abroad, as well as list of figures defining bandwidth and routing limitations for SMS traffic like limits for SMS traffic intensity from any particular MSISDN, SMSC or other network elements, range of destination numbers to which messages from the source mentioned above can be addressed, range of origination numbers messages can be sent from etc.). Anti-spoofing and anti-faking filtering and detection capabilities are supported according to IR71 GSMA document. Additionally PROTEI SMS firewall implements keyword-based content filtering. Personalized white and black lists can be implemented basing on PROTEI SMS Firewall as well.
PROTEI USSD server exchanges USSD messages between the mobile subscribers and the external applications through GSM networks. With PROTEI USSD server operators is able to provide balance enquiry, voucher activation and other customer care services using the most efficient and convenient way.
PROTEI USSD server supports flexible USSD message routing based on the service keys, message body and source of MSC address with possibility of access policy and bandwidth management for each application individually.
USSD stage I and stage II are supported - that allows creating dialogue USSD services with multilevel USSD-menu. SMPP v3.4 provides fast and easy integration with external content-providers.
PROTEI USSDS has embedded tools for convenient and flexible USSD-menu construction (SMPP-portal software package) and supports open XML and ODBC interfaces for integration with external information systems and databases. On-line charging interface is supported.
-Simple integration with external applications
-Highest standards of reliability
-Installation requires no changes to existing infrastructure
-USSD phases 1 & 2
MT-SMS Gateway (SMS Relay)
PROTEI SMS-relay gives a unique opportunity for mobile Operators to terminate all inbound SMS traffic addressed to their subscribers via one network node that allows efficient control and managing this traffic. With this platform Operators also can offer SMS Value Added Services worldwide to their own customers, while they are in roaming, and also to the clients from other networks that have a roaming agreement with the current Operator. Using SMS-relay Operators can increase their revenue, benefiting from servicing roamers and making their networks more attractive to the customers and also to increase revenues from inbound SMS traffic. This solution can be deployed either as a part of PROTEI SMS Firewall or as standalone solution. SMS-relay is a key element for deploying many advanced SMS services like SMS forwarding etc.
SMPP proxy/router serves the purpose of exchanging messages between one or more SMS/USSD centers and external applications, using several routing criteria, and intended for mobile operators and content aggregators.
Flexible policy and bandwidth management allow creating complex routing algorithms (based on message’s type, recipient and sender numbers, application IP address etc.) and that creates a possibility to deploy SMPP proxy/router as a key element of content provider’s access system.
System Use Cases
1) Connection of external applications to the SMS center/gateway SMPP proxy/router can be installed between the SMS center/gateway and external applications (Fig. 1). The main advantage of this scenario is the ability to route requests directly from external applications to the SMS gateway. Only undelivered messages in this case will be sent to the SMSC for postponed delivery. This algorithm dramatically lowers the load for the SMSC and frees up its resources for carrying out its main task – exchanging messages between network subscribers.
2) Exchanging messages between SMS centers
PROTEI SMPP proxy/router can be used as a router between SMS centers of different mobile telecommunications carriers in order to organize a single SMS messaging space (Fig. 2). In this case, the subscribers of different service providers can exchange SMS messages and take advantage of unified SMS services. When SMPP proxy/router is used in this mode, content providers get access to different networks via single access point.
- Flexible, unified configuration of routing policies
- Connection to multiple external applications
- External application access control
- High throughput
- Load balancing
- Web interface