Reader's Poll

Which of the following technologies/concepts are likely to witness significant traction this year?
Any data to show


Tele Data

Mobile Subscribers Yearwise comparision

DoT to soon issue guidelines on M2M communications

February 14, 2018

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) will soon release guidelines for the introduction of machine-to-machine (M2M) communication services in India. The guidelines are expected to facilitate the roll out of internet of things (IoT) technology in the country.

The DoT is currently deliberating on the recommendations made by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI). It had sought the views of the TRAI on January 5, 2016, post which a consultation paper was issued on October 18, 2016. Subsequently, the TRAI held two open house discussions, in Delhi on April 7, 2017 and in Mumbai May 26, 2017.

On September 5, 2017, the TRAI issued its recommendations on spectrum, roaming and quality of service related requirements in M2M communications. According to the TRAI’s suggestions, the DoT should provide comprehensive guidelines for the import and manufacture of M2M devices in India and should issue registration guidelines for M2M service providers. Further, TRAI suggested delicensing 1 MHz of spectrum from the 867-868 MHz band and 6 MHz of spectrum from the 915-935 MHz band in order to make the roll out of M2M services smooth. It also suggested delicensing the V-band (57-64 GHz) on a priority basis.



To post comments, kindly login

  • Most Viewed
  • Most Rated
  • Most Shared
  • Related Articles
 Your cart is empty

Monday morning