INTEGRATED VOICE MAIL SYSTEM AND SERVICE CENTER
Original Publication Date: 1998-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Jul-08
Currently the Short Message Service Center (SMSC) acts as a store and forward machine for short messages. It can accept messages from various applications using different protocols (e.g. TAP, SMPP CDMP, DTMF etc). The market studies in GSM and iDEN shows more then 90% of these messages are initiated by the voice mail system SMSC also acts as the Gateway Mobile Switching Center (GMSC) for short messages. The GMSC requires Mobile Application Part (MAP) over SS7. GMSC communicates with the Home Location Register (HLR) for routing information, and it also communicates with the Mobile Switching Center (MSC) for delivering the short message.