Indian mobile operators are planning to use blockchain technology to help curb unsolicited calls and SMS’s in response to recommendations from regulator Trai.
A report by the Economic Times said that the industry body representing all remaning major operators The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) is talking with various vendors exploring the idea of using blockchain-based solutions to solve the problem of unsolicited communications
Rajan Matthews, COAI’s director general told the publication that they are focused on ensuring that it will be an industry-wide implementation
Trai, the regulator in India has introduced new rules which state that operators require to abide by to deploy blockchain-based technology in order to prevent unauthorized access the subscriber’s data.
Meanwhile, the regulator introduced a ‘do not call’ registry in 2010 which has over 230 millions. Unfortunately, unregistered telemarkers still continue to contact customers with the data obtained through fraudulent means. t customers after obtaining numbers and consent through fraudulent means.
ICT vendor Tech Mahindra along with Microsoft have agreed to parter and collaborate to create a blockchain-bsaed solution to solve similar issues.