Lithium SMS from NewNet Messaging

NewNet Lithium consists of a modular Short Message Service Centre (SMSC), SMS Firewall and Application Gateway (AGW), designed to overcome the obstacles of legacy SMS infrastructures. Lithium enables operators to deploy advanced messaging services, to increase revenues and reduce CAPEX/OPEX.

Capitalising on the growth of A2P SMS

Global revenues from Application-to-Person (A2P) SMS will exceed revenues from person-to-person (P2P) SMS by 2022, totalling $43bn*. Telcos require reliable and cost-effective SMS delivery to capitalise on this opportunity.

*Ovum - Mobile Messaging Traffic and Revenue Forecast: 2017-22

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Lithium SMS platform solutions

IP Short Message Gateway

Lithium IP Short Message Gateway (IP-SM-GW) manages the origination and termination of SMS messages between circuit-switched and IP-based networks. This 3GPP-compliant software allows mobile operators to extend the life of their legacy SMS platforms by supporting SMS over IP.

Solution benefits:

  • Supports both transport level and service level interworking
  • Determines the end subscriber’s network (circuit or packet) and terminates the SMS message
  • Uses standard IMS core routing techniques to load-share or individually select the software instance to receive MO (mobile-originated) SMS
  • Transports IP-based messages to the appropriate SMSC or MMSC platform
  • Transports circuit-switched messages to the correct Call Session Control Function (CSCF)
  • Supports SMS and RCS interworking with IP-based messaging on a single platform
  • Simplified deployment architecture, integrated in the Lithium SMSC or standalone

Security and Spamming

Lithium SMS Firewall enables operators to respond immediately to new threats via an innovative rule-based screening and filtering engine. The SMS Firewall supports advanced filtering and blocking to prevent unwanted SMS messages, SIM boxing and grey route detection.

Solution benefits:

  • Rules-based screening engine with SMS fields as conditions with field modifications
  • SMS mobile-originated (MO) screening (SS7) identifying where spamming originates
  • SMS mobile-terminated (MT) screening (SS7) from foreign SMSCs via applications or SMSCs towards public land mobile network (mobile station)
  • Anti-spoofing detection
  • Fake SMS detection
  • GT (Global Title) scanning detection
  • Advanced screening and detection mechanisms such as content filtering, anti-flooding and pattern detection
  • Filtering by text processing: tokenisation, normalisation and featurisation
  • Fully configurable logging of all message details, suspect messages and blocked messages

Why choose Lithium SMS?

Modularity and Flexibility

Individual software building blocks compared to monolithic legacy systems. New software components can be added on-the-fly

Convert to SMS over IP

Transition to SIP-based SMS delivery as defined in the 3GPP standard for LTE networks, without expensive network replacement

SGd and S6c interfaces for IOT and 5G support


Reliably deliver messages for any traffic volume, with systems delivering up to 108,000 SMS per second with N+N redundancy

SMS Overload Protection mechanism

A2P, P2A and M2M

Scale for message surges and identify each form of traffic for QoS, billing and statistical intelligence

Intelligent load balancing

Based on dynamic and semi-static states of the platform and SMS traffic rates per second


Rules-based filtering and advanced anti-spoofing features, virtually eliminates the delivery of unwanted messages to subscribers

Flexible Billing

Fully configurable, including legacy formats and prepaid SMS billing such as CAMEL and DIAMETER

With Lithium solutions you can...

  • Increase revenues
  • Reduce costs
  • Scale to meet demand
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  • Maximise ROI

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