Short Message Service Center (SMSC)

A short message service center (SMSC) is a network element in the mobile telephone network. Its purpose is to store, forward, convert and deliver SMS messages

The tasks of an SMSC can be described as

  1. Reception of text messages (SMS) from wireless network users
  2. Storage of text messages
  3. Forwarding of text messages
  4. Delivery of text messages (SMS) to wireless network users
  5. Maintenance of unique time stamps in text messages
  6. When a user sends a text message (SMS message) to another user, the message gets stored in the SMSC (short message service center) which delivers it to the destination user when they are available.


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