A2P Exchange refers to the exchange of application to phone SMS or voice traffic between two or more carriers over the public network. Telecom service providers send A2P messages from one hop to another through this platform. In this blog post, we will discuss why an A2P Exchange platform is needed.
The problem with connecting to SMS and voice service providers is that it takes months, if not years, to get the paperwork done and the business case approved. Even after providing carriers with all the necessary information, the delivery rate is not guaranteed, and charges are incurred per submission, regardless of whether the SMS was delivered or not. Additionally, it takes a lot of time and security deposits to connect manually to a few carriers.
TelecomsXChange has automated this process for voice carriers, allowing buyers to interconnect with 300+ voice carriers in minutes instead of years. The A2P Exchange mission is to make it possible for anyone to interconnect with SMS and/or voice terminations in minutes, route their messages to the carrier of their choice, and receive support directly from operators and aggregators.
The A2P Exchange platform allows sellers to sell their first A2P route by entering their SMPP host, port, username, and password and uploading their tariff/price list. The routes are then visible to over 500 buyers on the Market View, who can interconnect with the seller’s SMPP route with a single click. Buyers can also search and purchase SMS routes on the exchange.
Sending traffic to the A2P Exchange via RESTful API and SDKs is easy with open source software (OSS) CPaaS platforms such as Restcomm, Jambonz, Fonoster.
TelecomsXChange is Restcomm certified and customized to allow multiple Restcomm Cloud clients to use the exchange and be billed separately, even if they share the same cloud infrastructure source IPs.
The global A2P SMS market is expected to reach USD 70.0 billion by 2020, growing at a CAGR of around 4.0% between 2015 and 2020.
TelecomsXChange is working with industry leaders to contribute technology and market knowledge to make the A2P Exchange platform a success.
Early access to the A2P Exchange platform is currently available for sellers only, and interested parties can pre-register by visiting the provided link and filling in their information.