Telecommunications

HOW TO BECOME A BULK SMS SERVICES PROVIDER AND BULK SMS GATEWAYS TO USE IN NIGERIA.

Bulk SMS business in Nigeria, a country with over sixty five million {65,000,000} GSM subscribers has witnessed a lot of growth in recent times especially during the just concluded elections where politicians and political parties deployed same trying to convince the electorates to vote in their favour.

Bulk SMS allows for the sending of a particular message to hundreds and even thousands of persons with just a click of the mouse. It can be deployed for individual, corporate, academic and religious purposes.

The market for bulk SMS in Nigeria is both national and international though I would advice that the client concentrate on the local market. With a population of over one hundred and sixty five million{165,000,000} people, estimated national population growth rate of 5.7% per annum and an average economic growth rate of 3.5 % in the past five {5} years, Nigeria has a large ,expanding and sustainable demand for telecommunication services{ bulks SMS} .

Bulk SMS service providers can be classified into two broad categories namely SMS gateway providers and SMS resellers/ brokers.

  • SMS gateway provider: An SMS service provider provides an SMS gateway for its users to send SMS messages to. This SMS gateway will then route the SMS messages to another SMS gateway or SMSC.
  • SMS reseller / SMS broker: SMS service providers buy a large amount of SMS messages from a lot of wireless carriers at a low price per SMS message. They then sell the SMS messages at a price higher than the cost.

An SMS service provider is a business entity that provides SMS messaging services but is not a mobile network operator. It acts as a middleman between mobile network operators and SMS service users. An SMS service provider signs agreements with a lot of mobile network operators to obtain their permission to exchange SMS messages with their mobile networks, and offers an interface for users to send and receive SMS messages.

Our sister company 365 campaigner is a dynamic mobile and e-mail marketing service company providing bespoke and innovative short code, bulk SMS and e-mail messaging solutions to our clients.

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Iyana Ejigbo Shopping Arcade,

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Iyana Ejigbo Bus Stop,

Ejigbo, Lagos.

SHORT CODE NUMBER BUSINESS IN NIGERIA; THE OPPORTUNITIES.

Short code business involves the use of short message service {SMS} short code numbers in deploring value added services {VAS} to GSM subscribers across the network.

The service deducts certain amount of money as specified by the value added service {VAS} provider from the airtime credit of the GSM subscriber that responds to their campaigns.

The money deducted is shared between the GSM operator, the VAS provider and the entrepreneur according to the sharing formula agreed upon.

The entrepreneur requires a computer with internet connection in order to monitor the number of response to their campaign from the subscriber.

With over fifty million {50,000,000} subscribers in Nigeria, the short code number business have a large, expanding and above all sustainable market. SMS is easy to use, accessible and fast means of communication and at such getting subscribers to respond to campaigns would not a difficult task.

Short code number business in Nigeria can be deplored in different spheres of human endeavor to include football, religion, entertainment, business, travel poem lovers etc.

Short code number works in such a way that when subscribers respond to your campaign , it automatically retrieves stored information which could be flight schedule, poem of the day and sends same to the subscriber, whom would billed according to the agreed sum.

It is important to note that the entrepreneur can generate revenue from the money deducted from the subscribers as well as from SMS advertising. SMS advertising is a situation where the entrepreneur sends adverts to the phone numbers retrieved from the short code campaign on behalf of companies/ government and their agencies in order to promote there ideas, product ,vision goods and services.

This services are of course rendered for a fee. A very good example is the case of federal government sending text message to Nigerians on the 19-03-2009 that reads, NIGERIA: Good People, Great Nation.

Our sister company 365 campaigner is a dynamic mobile and e-mail marketing service company providing bespoke and innovative short code, bulk SMS and e-mail messaging solutions to our clients.

Do you require one- on- one consultancy on the subject matter? Contact us with any of the details provided below to arrange a meeting

Office Phone Number: 01- 295 24 1301- 295 24 13 {Monday – Saturday; 8 am – 5 pm}

Mobile Number: +234 {0} 8033782777 ; + 234 (0) 908 335 7733 {Monday – Saturday; 8 am – 6 pm}

E-Mail Address: enquiries@foramfera.com

CC: foraminiferamarketresearch@yahoo.com

Office Address:

61-65 Egbe- Isolo Road,

Iyana Ejigbo Shopping Arcade,

Block C, Suite 39,

Iyana Ejigbo Bus Stop,

Ejigbo, Lagos.