What is going to happen to SMS with the new IP proliferation?


SMS routes by Carrier Identification Codes (CIC).  If you are an IP Provider,  how is that working for you?  As the industry moves towards IP and the old Bell companies announce they are getting out of the old landline business, what happens with the routing of toll free?

I am in discussions with several entities about this.  Should a new system be designed and implemented to bypass the current SMS?  If so does that take involvement from regulatory entities? Should the SMS be upgraded to include IP addresses?   Do the new IP providers even want to work with SMS as it is still controlled by a board of the former Bell Operating Companies.

What are your thoughts.

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