The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has made it mandatory for all machine-to-machine (M2M) service providers to register with the department.

The new guidelines issued on February 8, 2022, have been floated to address concerns like interface issues with telecom service providers (TSPs), KYC, security and encryption.

Besides, a telecom operator who wishes to provide M2M service to third parties can continue under its current licence without registering for the service.

M2M category services include the communication among devices like deduction of money on toll plaza through Fastag and sending the alert to the subscriber about deduction of money. The message via M2M means is transmitted automatically without involvement of human beings.




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