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.
If you would like to learn more about SMS, why not read our overview called “How Does SMS Work?”.
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