SMPP is the Short Message Peer-to-Peer protocol and is used by applications for sending and receiving SMS. An SMPP client can be used to connect to an SMSC or SMS gateway using the SMPP protocol. An SMPP account, including special Developer accounts, can quickly and easily be obtained for using the Melrose Labs Tyr SMS Gateway or SMSC Simulator.
There are a number of different languages that can be used for sending and receiving SMS. Languages included in our tutorials that can be used for sending SMS with SMPP are:
SMPP API requirements and resources
In addition to the requirements of the chosen language, the following are required to send SMS with SMPP:
- SMPP API account - SMPP API account for the Melrose Labs Tyr SMS Gateway. Get account >
- SMSC Simulator - SMPP API account for simulating inbound and outbound SMS delivery. Get account >
- SMPP Protocol [reference] - Short Message Peer-to-Peer Protocol v3.3, v3.4 and v5 specifications and guides
- SMPP v5 [reference] - Short Message Peer-to-Peer Protocol v5 reference on melroselabs.com
Other APIs covered in our tutorials that can be used for sending and receiving SMS include: REST
Using in production
Whether it is SMPP or another API, you can send SMS and receive SMS between applications and mobiles for a wide range of uses with any of the trusted and reliable CPaaS services from Melrose Labs. Take a look at our Messaging, SMS gateway and Bulk SMS solutions, and sign-up for a Developer account on our Tyr SMS Gateway service to try us out.
We provide a wide range of CPaaS services and infrastructure to organisations, including cloud platforms that enable you to run your own SMS gateway.
Get in contact with us to find out more about CPaaS voice, messaging, video and identity from Melrose Labs.
For testing your application's SMS support when using the SMPP protocol, we recommend starting with the Melrose Labs SMSC Simulator service to simulate SMS message delivery to mobiles (MT SMS) and simulate SMS messages from mobiles (MO SMS). The SMSC Simulator supports SMPP v3.3, v3.4 and v5.Get SMPP account for SMSC Simulator >
For live testing and delivery to mobiles, use the reliable and dependable Melrose Labs Tyr SMS Gateway for A2P, P2A, bulk, wholesale and business SMS, text marketing and other uses. The Melrose Labs Tyr SMS Gateway supports REST and SMPP APIs.Get Tyr SMS Gateway account >