What is the process of SMSC (Short message service centre) in ValueFirst?

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Step 1: The short message is submitted from ValueFirst to the Operator/SMSC.

Step 2: After completing its internal processing, the SMSC interrogates the Home Location Register (HLR)

Step 3: The SMSC sends the short message to the MSC using the ‘forward short message’ operation.

Step 4: The MSC retrieves the subscriber information from the VLR. This operation may include an authentication procedure.

Step 5: The MSC transfers the short message to the Mobile Station

Step 6: The MSC returns to the SMSC the outcome of the ‘forward short message’ operation.

Step 7: If requested by the ESME, the SMSC returns a status report indicating delivery of the short message.