Prime Messaging Solution

A TELCO OPERATOR'S UNIFIED MESSAGING SOLUTION THAT INCLUDES SMSC USSD MMSC & SMS FIREWALLS

Wavenet Prime is Wavenet's complete end-to-end messaging solution that includes SMSC, MMSC, USSD and SMS Firewalls and is deployed around the world serving millions of customers. Designed based on the multitude of customer requirements gathered over the years it delivers unparalleled flexibility and reliability for Mobile Network Operators and Teleco Operators. The paths and roads which have led to many of the product behavioral patterns come together in a single unified environment in the best interest of our customers. In an age where telco operators are faced with rising costs and reducing revenue, Prime plans to bring a positive effect to the traditional messaging infrastructure. Its modular architecture makes it the go-to solution when looking for scalability and high capacity.

Prime messaging server is an engineering masterpiece that helps to eliminate the limitations of legacy SMS and messaging platforms by combining the latest IT, Telecom and business concepts in to one single platform. Virtualization, consolidation and fluid platform licensing are some of the key benefits of Prime. Virtualization is the first step in eliminating silo-based solution limitations. Prime can be deployed on top of VMware or KVM provided virtual machines (VM) which emulate hardware servers in software allowing multiple virtual servers to run on a physical server sharing network and storage.

Built using Erlang, Prime inherits the ability to handle parallel processing and fault-tolerance which is essential in delivering 99.999% service uptime in high-stake services. Prime messaging server follows the globally defined standards of GSMA and 3GPP which makes integration simpler to coexist in the complex multi-vendor operating ecosystem.

This future proof investment comes with:

  • IMS Support with IPSM GW functionality
  • RCS Support with MaaP for business messaging
  • Horizontally scaling
  • Clustered architecture
  • True universal licensing across service
  • Centralized control and management center
  • Comprehensive reporting
  • Debugging tools

Architecture

Prime Services

Short Message Service Center (SMSC)

Wavenet’s SMS Centre enables advanced SMS based messaging needs of the CSPs and is a carrier-grade SMSC responsible for receiving, storing and forwarding short messages inside a mobile network. It supports Mobile Originating (MO) and Mobile Terminating (MT) text messaging and Its highly reliable and stable when handling millions of SMS traffic. Today, Wavenet Prime SMSC serves more than 50 million subscribers daily.  

Features of SMSC: 

  • End-to-end SMS handling with First Delivery Attempt (FDA) 
  • Storing forwarding messages 
  • Mobile number portability (MNP) 
  • Location-based service support (LBS) 
  • Multiple error code support 
  • Unicode and long message support 

IP-SM-Gateway

PRIME has an inbuilt USSD gateway which can be used to facilitate the operator with the ability to handle USSD responses. The USSD services can be either push or pulled as and when the requirement presents itself. USSD services are one of the leading methods of reliable communication between applications and clients. This is widely used between operators and subscriber communication and is an essential service for all operators.

 Features of IP-SM-Gateway: 

  • Support IMS architecture 
  • HSS Integration via diameter 
  • SMS-GSMSC/IWMSC - legacy/IMS network message transaction 
  • SIP module 
  • CSCF integration 
  • Support MO for MSISDN less operations 
  • SRI & MT Support for MSISDN less delivery 
  • Report SM delivery Status for MSISDN less delivery 

Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD)

PRIME has an inbuilt USSD gateway which can be used to facilitate the CSP with the ability to handle USSD requests and responses. The USSD services can be either pushed or pulled as and when requiredWavenet also has an evolved USSI gateway which allows CSPs to seamlessly use existing USSD services over 4G/5G for a better subscriber interaction. 

 Features of USSD: 

  • Handle - Mobile initiated & Network initiated USSD sessions 
  • USSD redirection via Sigtran & SMPP 
  • Application redundancy USSD dialogues (Multiple requests & response in session) 
  • User access Control (MSISDN & IMSI pattern match and black/whitelist checks) 
  • CDR generation 
  • Logging 

Features of USSI: 

  • CSCF Integration 
  • HSS Integration 
  • UE Registration/Deregistration 
  • Message submit & delivery 
  • Session continuation 
 

Multimedia Messaging Service Center (MMSC)

To make Wavenet Prime a more complete messaging solution the addition of MMSC was in-build on to the platform. The capability to handle Multimedia messages will give an upper hand to the operators, when it comes to competing for dominance. Wavenet MMSC has the capability to support person-to person (phone-to-phone) MMS messaging, as well as application-to-person and person-to-application MMS messaging. This allows widening the use of messaging to increase opportunities for the operators.

Features of MMSC: 

  • Interoperability between 3GPP & 3GPP2 
  • AAA functionality for MMSC via Radius 
  • Auto provisioning of subscribers 
  • MMS specific CDR 
  • Transaction logs for each interface 
  • Blacklist for admins and users (Block users) 
  • FTP Backup of Statistics / reports 

SMS Firewall

Messaging is still a prominent driver of revenue for a CSP regardless of the scale of operations. However, the revenue generated from messaging traffic is subject to severe threats such as grey routes, SPAM and international fraudulent SMSs where any vulnerabilities of the network infrastructure is exploited to mimic genuine traffic. Wavenet Prime Firewall is a holistic fraud prevention and network security solution which provides protection against all forms of network threats. 

Features of SMS Firewall: 

  • SPAM Detection 
  • Flooding Detection 
  • MO Spoofing 
  • MT Faking 
  • GT Scanning

Routing Engine

The Routing Engine is essentially the brain of the Prime architecture. This is used in all operations carried out inside of Prime when handling message traffic flows. It acts as the central point of integration for the cluster of services that form a given messaging solution. When SMS traffic comes into the routing engine according to the required function the routing rules are executed.

Functions of Routine Engine: 

  • Input Match  
  • Actions  
  • Alterations  
  • Layered routing  
  • SS7: SCCP/ TCAP/ MAP  
  • IP: SMPP 
  • Routing Information request via API from external sources 

SMPP Gateway  

The Routing Engine is essentially the brain of the Prime architecture. This is used in all operations carried out inside of Prime when handling message traffic flows. It acts as the central point of integration for the cluster of services that form a given messaging solution. When SMS traffic comes into the routing engine according to the required function the routing rules are executed.

Features of SMPP Gateway: 

  • Offloading and accepting traffic from an external SMPP client entity  
  • Flow control and congestion avoidance  
  • Session security and encryption  
  • Bind status monitoring and alert 
  • Queue Mechanism 
  • Resource recycling 
  • Throughput control 

SMS HUB 

The SMS Hub is an efficient and effective solution for SMS inter-working between CSPs. In the Hub, the SMS traffic is routed amongst the CSPs through a centralised platform. When a CSP tries to send a message to another foreign CSP it passes through the SMS Hub. It allows CSPs to send and receive SMS messages to multiple destinations globally.

Features of SMS Hub: 

  • GT translation  
  • Firewall & personalised feature adding (MT traffic)  
  • Configurable retry schemes  
  • MAP version negotiation  
  • SRI caching  
  • RDS and alert handling  
  • Inbound/outbound address validation

Personalised Services 

Through personalised services, Prime is capable of providing messaging based value-added services for subscribed users. The services are available for subscribed users and the CSP can specify the charging as required. When the SMS traffic is routed through “PRIME”, VAS can be added to the originating or destination end of the message. 

Features of Personalised Services: 

  • Incoming SMS copy  
  • Distribution list  
  • SMS forwarding  
  • Incoming/outgoing number blacklist/whitelist  
  • Auto reply  
  • SMS parental control  

Operation and Monitoring (O&M) 

Wavenet Prime provides centralised management capabilities allowing administrative users to easily configure and control the messaging platform using an intuitive GUI-based administration interface. Additionally, comprehensive traffic events log, statistical capabilities and Alarm/SNMP support provide powerful diagnostic and monitoring tools that contribute towards maintaining a highly responsive system. 

Features of O&M: 

  • Provisioning 
  • SNMP 
  • Message store 
  • Alarms 
  • CDR analyser