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Mbuni: Open Source MMS Gateway

by Paul Bagyenda

Mbuni is a fully-fledged Free/Open Source Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) gateway built and supported by Paul Bagyenda from 2004 through 2013. It includes both core network MMS switching (i.e. MMSC) capabilities as well as messaging gateway (i.e. VASP MMS Gateawy) features, and is suitable for operators and SMS/MMS providers with experienced developers. Paul now leads the development of the commercial MMS Gateway project Lark Router.


  • Mbuni is no longer actively supported. Visit Lark Router by Skycore LLC for Paul's latest work
  • 2013-12-16 v1.6.0 released! see ChangeLog for details
  • 2011-03-31 v1.5.0 released! see ChangeLog for details
  • 2008-07-28 v1.4.0 released! See ChangeLog for details
  • 2007-09-12 Commercial (non-GPL) Mbuni licensing now available through Skycore, more information on commercial licensing.
  • 2007-07-26 v1.3.0 released! See ChangeLog for details
  • 2006-11-28 v1.2.0 released!, binary installers available. This release includes various bug fixes and enhancements (particularly to VAS Gateway) since the last release. See ChangeLog for details
  • 2006-03-09 v1.1.0 released!, binary installers available. Major change: Mbuni now MMSC as well as VAS GW. (See User Guide for details.)
  • 2005-10-17 Mbuni development version now includes MMS VAS gateway features! Check out CVS
  • 2005-07-27 v1.0.0 released!, binary installers available. ChangeLog for details.
  • 2005-06-27 v0.9.9 released , ChangeLog for details.
  • 2005-04-27 v0.9.8 released , binary installers available.
  • 2005-04-18 Mbuni development version supports MMS VAS (both MM7 SOAP & EAIF protocols) and MMBox functionality. Check out CVS!
  • 2005-03-04 v0.9.7 released With new features & some fixes (see ChangeLog) for download
  • 2005-02-05 Initial release (v0.9.6) available
Initial development of the MMS Gateway began in September 2003, and was completed early 2004. After many moons locked up in a cage, Mbuni was ready to explore the world of Free and Open Source. All initial development was done by Paul Bagyenda at Digital Solutions although we owe a debt of gratitude to the Kannel Project, whose WAP and SMS software we utilize in parts of the gateway.

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