MMS is an abbreviation of multimedia messaging service. This is most commonly used with mobile phones to send a picture/song/video to someone else. • It has extended the core SMS (short message service) which is the standard messaging service for up to 160 characters of text. What can be in a MMS? • Formats that can be used in MMS are: • Text, which can be formatted with colours fonts etc. • Images, in a JPEG or GIF file. • Audio, in MP3 or MIDI files. • Video, in an MPEG form. • MMS messages can also be sent to email addresses. • MMS also has no size limit, however for larger MMS messages, a 3G (3rd generation) phone is required. What are it’s uses? • In private use, MMS is often used to send pictures via mobile phone to friends and family etc. • MMS in public use is uncommon although can be used for advertising, by sending an image out to a quantity of mobile numbers, and can also be used to send resources to students etc. • MMS can be used in companies/businesses for example, companies can send MMS messages to subscribers, enquirers or customers. Components: Center MMSC is responsible for handling transactions from MMS phones and transactions from other messaging systems (e.g. other MMS systems, email systems, etc.). • MMSC is also in charge of temporarily storing messages that are awaiting retrieval from recipient MMS clients.
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- Fall '19
- Universal Mobile Telecommunications System, CDMA2000, Multimedia Messaging Service