A2P SMS: Interconnect Issue (Part 2)

TRAI needs to intervene immediately in the matter of SMS Interconnect charges and do the following: Change the “forbearance” policy to “Bill-and-Keep” until further direction. This will ensure that arbitrary charges between operators do not start creating havoc for SMS aggregators, enterprises and consumer SMS companies. Start a consultation process to determine SMS costs and … Continue reading A2P SMS: Interconnect Issue (Part 2)

A2P SMS: The Impact of a High SMS Interconnect Charge

What does this mean for end customers? If other large operators followed Airtel with SMS interconnects, businesses would end up paying substantially higher prices for A2P SMS capacity. Given that SMS is becoming a necessity across many lines of business in various industries, this is an unfair penalty being imposed on enterprises and therefore on … Continue reading A2P SMS: The Impact of a High SMS Interconnect Charge

A2P SMS: A Summary of the Interconnect Issue

Description: Some operators have started initiating action to do bilateral agreements on SMS interconnect (P2P and A2P) The current situation is that of bill-and-keep – the operator through which the SMS is initiated does the billing and retains the revenue thus generated The current regime of no inter-connect charges payable between operators on SMS should … Continue reading A2P SMS: A Summary of the Interconnect Issue