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.
An SMS message sent from an application to a handset is referred to as a Mobile Terminating (MT) message. The term describes the process and flow of an application (software) sending a Short Message submission to an aggregator utilizing the SubmitSM transaction which will store and forward the message onto a terminating operator SMSC, that is able to reach the destination mobile number. Once the message is delivered to the handset, a delivery notification is sent back to the aggregator and then the Enterprise acknowledging delivery.