Terms and definitions in messaging

Multichannel messaging service is based on a variety of telecommunication and Internet technologies. In the description of services, we often use abbreviations that may not always be known to you. Here we have compiled a glossary of terms and definitions used in the industry.

Bind

A bind in the specific case of connecting to Messaggio via SMPP is a single connection using the SMPP protocol. There are three ways to open a connection using SMPP. You can connect as:

  • Transmitter – send short messages to the SMSC and receive responses from SMSC
  • Receiver – receive delivery receipts from the SMSC and return the corresponding responses
  • Transceiver – send and receive messages to and from the SMSC over a single SMPP session