SMS delivery is the distribution of SMS messages to end-user mobile devices (i.e. Mobile Terminated SMS) or the delivery to an application of messages from mobile devices (i.e. Mobile Originated SMS). Delivery of SMS to or from an application can involve an SMS gateway operated by an SMS aggregator who would provide SMS APIs with which to communicate with the application.
See Melrose Labs Tyr SMS Gateway
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