The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has issued instructions for all telecommunications operators to begin using 13-digit mobile numbers for all existing Machine-to-Machine (M2M) customers from October 18 onwards.
The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has issued instructions for all telecommunications operators to begin using 13-digit mobile numbers for all existing Machine-to-Machine (M2M) customers from October 18 onwards. In addition, it has been established that the 13-digit M2M mobile number will be implemented as of July 1. The deadline for completion has been set on December 31, 2018. While the news is 100% true, it will have no impact on regular mobile users in India.
Social networks are full of rumors that the decision of the government of India will affect mobile phone users in India, which is not true. The DoT has only ordered the existing 10-digit M2M numbers to 13-digit numbers from October 1. To end this speculation, the machine-to-machine (M2M) number is for machines, which are connected to the internet. IOT devices based on M2M or SIM will be affected by this.
The 10-digit regular telephone number enjoyed by all customers in India will not change, as some websites report incorrectly.
TRAI states that machine-to-machine communication (M2M) is a form of data communication that involves one or more entities that do not necessarily require interaction or human intervention in the communication process. M2M is also called Machine Type Communication (MTC) in 3GPP.
What is M2M communication?
Machine-to-Machine (M2M) can be described as the interaction between devices and machines (it can be an airplane, a ship, a connected car or a bicycle) that are connected to the Internet and to each other. The M2M SIM card is required to connect these devices to the Internet, although they can also be used in normal telephones. However, telecom operators such as Vodafone, Airtel, etc. They have dedicated M2M offers for such communications. The deployment of M2M in sectors such as transport, electricity, public services, logistics, health and transport has enormous potential to boost the country’s economic development.
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