The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has commenced the registration for machine-to-machine (M2M) service and connectivity providers on the SaralSanchar portal. To this end, DoT has mandated all M2M companies to register for providing service.
To obtain registration/licence, the entities may visit the SaralSanchar portal. The guidelines, user manual and FAQs are available on the portal.
DoT had recently issued guidelines for UL/UL VNO (M2M) licenses and registration of M2MSP service providers and WPAN/WLAN connectivity providers. The guidelines envisage that entities that are offering or providing M2M services based on SIM/LAN (local area network) shall register as M2MSP, while entities that use WPAN/WLAN technologies for providing M2M connectivity, operating in unlicensed spectrum, shall register as WPAN/WLAN connectivity providers. On the other hand, the licensees shall be the entities who own the underlying network to provide connectivity and related services for M2M service providers. The licensee can also provide M2M services exclusively through LPWAN or equivalent technologies using unlicensed/licensed spectrum.
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