USSD Gateway

CoreSMPP USSD Center is a carrier-class solution for USSD technology based services. The solution consists of two independent components which can be delivered together as well as separately:

  • USSD Gateway transmits USSD messages from the Operator’s Network into USSD application (particularly, into WINGS USSD Portal) and back. It is intended for mobile network operators.
  • USSD Portal arranges environment for processing logic of USSD services. It is intended for fast building and running of USSD-portals for mobile subscribers as well as for mobile network operators and content/service providers.

Advantages of USSD

  • Most people accept visual information better than audio information.
  • USSD works practically on all GSM standard telephones regardless the manufacturer and date of issue;
  • User-friendly: it is easier to send USSD message than to write and send SMS;
  • More interactivity as compared to SMS:
    • a subscriber immediately sees the answer on his phone screen;
    • an organization of easy dialogues for the subscriber (communication sessions);
  • A possibility for portal structure building (that is practically impossible for SMS);
  • USSD portal structure is easily remembered by subscribers;
  • Various billing methods: per-click billing, rating for menu and submenu entering, rating for choosing a specific service, rated MT SMS;
  • Free-of-charge in roaming.

Key Characteristics

USSD Gateway

SS7 and SIGTRAN interfaces to GSM network over MAP;

support of USSD Phase 1 and 2 standards;

integration with a billing system via Diameter and CAP protocols;

flexible routing, based on USSD request parameters;

various interfaces for interaction with USSD Portal and external applications: SMPP (v.3.4, 5.0), WEB services;

Administering through WEB console;

SNMP monitoring;

high productivity.

USSD Portal

intuitive builder of USSD portals, a wide range of ready built-in services, full-featured emulator for USSD portals testing;

free structure and unrestricted USSD menu nesting;

wide integration possibilities with external content sources: RSS, HTTP(S), SOAP, DB;

USSD traffic aggregation for external providers by SMPP, SOAP, HTTP(S) protocols;

WEB interface for managing and administering, various access levels;

a possibility to build Multilanguage portals;

subscribers' profiles support;

high productivity.