If I have to host a MMS service, what do I need to do? Is it just like hosting the SMS where I can host my servers...
By submitting your email address, you agree to receive emails regarding relevant topic offers from TechTarget and its partners. You can withdraw your consent at any time. Contact TechTarget at 275 Grove Street, Newton, MA.
connected to the SMSCs to send and receive SMSs? Also, where can I get more information about SMS?
It's analogous to hosting SMS enabled services. Your network operator must provide an MMSC (MMS control centre -- that's similar to an SMSC). Your applications use the MM7 protocol to interact with the MMSC in a bidirectional manner (that's similar to using UCP, SMPP, etc. in the SMS case).
Scenario 1: An MMS terminal sends an MMS to the MMS server. Your application uses MM7 to receive the MMS from the MMSC
Scenario 2: Your application uses MM7 to "push" an MMS to a terminal.
The MM7 specification is contained in document TS23.140 available from http://www.3gpp.org
Also, to learn more about SMS, try http://www.smsforum.net
Dig Deeper on Service-oriented architecture (SOA) implementations
Have a question for an expert?
Please add a title for your question
Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.