The trial’s results were reported today, December 12 by the Indian daily newspaper The Economic Times. The telecom regulator cooperated with other telecom providers to complete the tests so they could explore the many benefits of the blockchain technology thus improving the mobile network systems such as the Do Not Call Registry.
The Vice President of IBM Research Sriram Raghavan confirmed that the company delivered proof-of-concepts and other pilots with major telecom providers including the TRAI. He explained that with the use of blockchain technology the companies will be able to store DNC data and MNP data on their own private distributed ledger with ‘’customer consent’’. This way, the government agency will have the needed tools for easier monitoring of the network and spotting unlawful acts.
MNP or mobile number portability is a great feature that allows mobile phone users to keep their numbers in their phone when changing mobile network carriers. The do not call registry is basically a data record that provides the customers with the option to block incoming telemarketing calls.
Back in may this year, the TRAI announced its plans to implement blockchain technology in order to prevent scams and fraud in the telecom industry. They believe that the blockchain is a great solution and that it will provide the regulators with better tracking tools.
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