What is A2P Exchange?
A2P Exchange refers to application to phone sms or voice traffic and when two or more carriers exchange sms/voice traffic over the public network.
When people sign up to new apps or get their shipment delivered SMS or Voice calls are being sent and the telecom service providers send those A2P messages from one hop to another, the platform that allows the telecom service providers to interconnect is called A2P Exchange.
A2P Exchange Platform, Why Build One ?
In this blog we will not be discussing the reasons for A2P growth, instead we will be focusing on why do we need to build an A2P Exchange platform.
If you have ever tried to get SMS or Voice interconnections with operators before you’ll immediately connect emotionally to this blog post 🙂 if not i will try to explain to you some of the problems you will face if you’re trying to connect to SMS and voice service providers.
The experience is very similar to the experience we had before with Voice Carriers, which mean to interconnect with one single carrier you need to spend months if not years to get the paper work done, business case approved and other questions like what is your message content, who are you sending it to and why etc…
Even when you supply the carrier with all the information you still don’t get a good delivery rate and you’re still charged per submission regardless if the SMS was delivered or not, that does not make any sense to me and am sure it won’t make sense to you, while it takes manually many years to connect to a few carriers and tons of security deposits.
TelecomsXChange made it simple and automated for buyers to interconnect with 300+ Voice carriers in minutes instead of years, we built it and made it happen for voice and we see no problem bringing everything we learned and make it happen also for SMS.
The A2P Exchange mission is for “anyone” to be able to interconnect with SMS and or voice terminations in minutes, Route their SMS/Voice messages to the carrier of their choice by passing middle men.
The ability to get support directly from operators and aggregators within the same platform by passing the exchange it self, the exchange will relay all SMS/Voice rate updates per seller automatically in a single rate sheet format so that the buyer can automate the import of these rates, sellers shall enjoy payouts upon request.
While keeping A2p Exchange simple, a rock solid automation implementation is in place to make sure all senders are meeting the seller requirements for SMS termination, from Sender ID registration to any other rules that the SMS terminator might have.
Selling Your First A2P Route
It as a simple entering your SMPP host:Port , Username and Password, Uploading your tariff/Price-list on the exchange.
Once that has been done successfully, your routes will be visible to 500+ buyers on the Market View, buyers click click one button to interconnect and start utilizing the SMPP Route you have offered.
Searching & Buying SMS Route
SMS Exchange: Buyer Search SMS Route & Interconnect Process
Connect to the Exchange via API with Restcomm Cloud
Sending traffic to the A2P Exchange via RESTFul API and SDKs is quiet simple.
Restcomm Cloud is a full stack CPaaS enablement platform, once you have registered for a Restcomm Cloud account you can point your Restcomm account to the exchange using SIP for Voice and SMPP for SMS, once that’s done you can start sending voice and sms traffic using Restcomm Cloud REST APIs.
TelecomsXChange is Restcomm certified and very well customized with its stacks which allows you multiple Restcomm Cloud clients to use the exchange and still be billed separately even if they share the same cloud infrastructure source IPs.
The global A2P SMS Market Set for Rapid Growth, To Reach Around USD 70.0 Billion by 2020, Zion Research has published a new report titled “A2P SMS Market for Pushed Content Services, Customer Relationship Management Services, Promotional Campaigns, Interactive Services and Other Applications: Global Industry Perspective, Comprehensive Analysis, and Forecast, 2014 – 2020.” According to the report, global demand for A2P SMS market was valued at around USD 55.0 billion in 2014, and is expected to reach USD 70.00 billion in 2020, growing at a CAGR of around 4.0% between 2015 and 2020.
We’re working together with the SMS/Voice industry leaders to contribute with both technology and market knowledge to make this happen, we’re also open for community ideas and contributions, if you have an opinion or a requirement or want to get involved please go ahead and email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Early access | A2P Exchange
The pre-registration is open for sellers only at this moment. To join the A2P Exchange please visit this link and fill your information.