How to Enable SMPP SMS and MM4 Messaging in the Bandwidth Dashboard

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Chase Greiser

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This article references the ‘New’ interface in the Bandwidth Dashboard. Looking for the ‘Classic’ experience? Click here!

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With Bandwidth Messaging services, software developers and service providers can seamlessly enable Bandwidth dashboard telephone numbers to send and receive messages via SMPP and/or MM4 protocol.

Bandwidth supports MMS in both directions, inbound and outbound over long codes. Once contracted for these services, to begin utilizing your Bandwidth Dashboard numbers for messaging, you will first need to enable your Locations.

 

SMS settings

  • Under SMS settings, turn the ‘SMS Enabled’ switch on to display the available options:
    • Toll Free
    • Short Codes
    • Geographic reach
      • Zone 1 will be enabled by default, but you can configure the numbers on this Location for International SMS. Simply toggle the corresponding boxes on to enable international zones and Canadian SMS. 

Note: These options will be disabled if your account isn’t contracted for these messaging features. If you'd like to add these features to your suite of messaging products, feel free to reach out to your Sales representative!

 

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  • SMPP SMS:
    • SMS Protocol - select ‘SMPP’ from the drop-down menu.
    • SMS IP addresses - Enter the IP address(es) in the box provided. To add additional IPs for routing, click either ‘+add an IP address’ or ‘bulk edit’ The system can accept up to 10 IPs per Location. 
    • Click the gear icon to determine settings for Transceiver, Sender Only, or Receiver Only.
    • Click between your IP addresses to create priority settings for each IP group.

Note: We also offer information on SMPP Gateway setup.

MMS settings

  • Under MMS settings, turn the ‘MMS Enabled’ switch on to display the available options.

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  • MM4 MMS
    • MMS Protocol - select ‘MM4’ from the drop-down menu.
    • Transport layer security (TLS) - mark this checkbox to enable TLS. See article about setting up TLS for MM4 for more information on how to set up TLS.
    • MM4 termination hosts - provide your IP addresses for outbound MMS.
    • MM4 origination hosts - provide your IP addresses for inbound MMS. You can enter an IP address or a fully qualified domain name (FQDN). However, if TLS is enabled, only FQDNs are accepted. See article about setting up TLS for MM4 for more information on how to set up TLS.
      • Click between your IP addresses to create priority settings for each IP group.
    • Geographic reach - if you subscribe to Canadian messaging, you can make this determination here.

Note: More information on this can be found on our MM4 Messaging (MMS) Integration Guide 

We did it! The telephone numbers on your Location are now enabled for messaging!  Be sure to rinse and repeat these steps on each Bandwidth Dashboard Location that needs messaging services.

 

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