Delivery/Read report for MMS

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Lee Taesu
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Username: Taesu

Post Number: 2
Registered: 11-2014
Posted on Monday, November 10, 2014 - 09:18 am:   

I'm checking the feasibility of using NowSMS solution for my test case.
I'v installed Now SMS/MMS Gateway ver. 2014.06.30 on Anritsu MD8475A.
In that environment, I'd like to test Delivery(M-Delivery.ind)/Read(M-read-orig.ind) report functions for MMS.

1. Now SMS/MMS gateway with Anritsu MD8475A supports sending Delivery/Read report?

2. If it possible, please let me know how to configure?
Bryce Norwood - NowSMS Support
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Username: Bryce

Post Number: 8096
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Monday, November 10, 2014 - 05:18 pm:   


Yes, those PDUs are supported.

However, the scenario is complicated by the fact that you are using a network simulator. I have no practical experience using any Anritsu test equipment, so I can't advise on any configuration limitations that may exist in that environment.

If you are using NowSMS as a direct delivery MMSC (which would be the expected configuration with a network simulator), the the MMSC will automatically generate an M-delivery.ind notification back to the sender when an MMS message is retrieved by the recipient device, and the originally submitted message requested a delivery notification.

For more on how MMS works, see

Read reports are not generated by the MMSC, as the role of the MMSC is only to transport them.

If a read report is requested, the receiving MMS client is expected to generate the M-read-rec.ind transaction back to the MMSC. The MMSC then translates this to a M-read-orig.ind transaction back to the original message sender.


Bryce Norwood
Now SMS/MMS Support
Lee Taesu
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Username: Taesu

Post Number: 3
Registered: 11-2014
Posted on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 12:01 am:   

Thank you for your fast reply.
It works fine.
By the way, can I send those PDUs manually?
Des - NowSMS Support
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Username: Desosms

Post Number: 5105
Registered: 08-2008
Posted on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 04:50 pm:   

The "send binary other" form in the web interface can send raw PDUs, you just must separate UDH from the message payload.

A good place to start looking for examples is the SMSOUT-yyyymmdd.LOG, as it will contain a record of previously sent MMS messages, including those generated by the MMSC.

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