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Comprehensive glossary of mobile industry terminology
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Throughput - Messages per second.
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Mobile Switching Center, part of GSM architecture which controls the network switching subsystem elements.
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MSISDN (Mobile Subscriber Integrated Services Digital Network number) is the term used to describe a mobile number in an international format. However, the MSISDN is not a direct mapping to a mobile handset, or even to the SIM card. An MSISDN allows an SMSC to determine the country and mobile operator a subscriber number belongs to; and from there the SMSC can query the mobile operator’s HLR (Home Location Register) for information used to route the SMS to the handset.
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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.
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The software that makes sure that the MT messages are sent using the right connection and are converted into the right connection format.
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A device that provides MMS communications to wireless networks. Also referred to as MMSC.
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Mobile Virtual Network Operator.
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Mobile Voice over Internet Protocol (mVoIP) is when you talk over an IP using your mobile phone, that is, making a call using a phone that runs off your mobile data connection.
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