In order to combat spam and fraud, India’s SMS regulation mandates firms to adhere to pre-registered messaging formats, which are available online.
TRAI created messaging laws that involve scrubbing consumer communication messages to guarantee that the recipient of the message has given their consent to such interactions. As a part of the drive, BSNL DLT will provide a content verification platform that is built on ledger-based blockchain protocols.
Due to the fact that the SMS rule applies to all sector verticals, the list of 7,477 registrants includes financial organizations, educational institutions, and private companies.
According to reports, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) had issued a warning regarding blocking communications from non-compliant firms, as an official stated:
“The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India will accept no reason, give no consideration and no extension to all those who have not streamlined their SMS process. Let their businesses suffer 100%.”
BSNL DLT users will be subject to SMS screening against pre-registered messaging templates that will be hosted on the blockchain, according to the company. In the event of a mismatch, the message will be stopped by the company’s telecom provider in order to protect the interests of the consumer.
The Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM), a state-run university, has joined 38 other global organizations to manage the Hedera public ledger as a member of the Hedera Governing Council, demonstrating the country’s commitment to blockchain adoption.
According to Professor Prabhu Rajagopal of the IITM’s Center for Nondestructive Evaluation, the university will examine use cases involving public blockchains in the areas of payments, healthcare, industry, and digital media, among other areas of interest.
A large Indian institute used LegitDoc, a tamper-proof credentialing system built on the Ethereum blockchain, to certify diploma certificates, according to an article published on July 27 by Cointelegraph. Other Indian universities are currently investigating and implementing solutions that are comparable to these.
Following the implementation of new legislation to protect consumers from spam and fraud, India’s state-owned telecom Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has registered 7,477 enterprises on its blockchain-based communication platform.