Glossary definition of SMPP

Also known as: Short Message Peer-to-Peer Protocol

Short Message Peer-to-Peer Protocol (SMPP) is the convention for how SMS messages will be exchanged between two elements, such as Short Message Service Centres.

This non-proprietary protocol is widely used, and it enables the smooth transfer of messages over the interfaces between the mobile and fixed parts of a network. This protocol also permits the sending of bulk messages from organisations to multiple subscribers.