IBM and India's telecom regulators succesfully test blockchain system
- 6 months ago
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has conducted tests using blockchain technology alongside tech firm IBM, in order to enhance mobile network services and systems such as Do Not Call Registry (DNC) and mobile number portability (MNP).
IBM’s vice president of research that the blockchain system will aid the governmental agency to control and privacy of data and to also monitor network wrongdoing.
MNP is a feature which allows users to keep their mobile telephone number regardless whether they switch network provider while the DNC is a data record which allows customers to limit the amount of inbound telemarketing calls.
The regulatory body announced in May it plans to implement the system in order to facilitate the tracking of network spammers using unregistered numbers and within the next two months plans to make several agreements with the countries’ tech firms.
This however is another feather in IBM’s cap in regards to blockchain technology as it recently partnered with Spanish telecom firm Telefónica in order to international mobile call traffic.
Source: Smart Trend Team