The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) on Thursday issued a discover asking service suppliers that are providing Machine-to-Machine (M2M) companies to observe Know Your Customers (KYC) norms earlier than issuing SIM playing cards.
It additionally allowed ‘Embedded-Subscriber Identity Module’ (eSIM) with each single and a number of profile configurations with Over the Air subscription replace facility, as per world specs and requirements.
M2M communication refers to a communication between two or extra entities primarily based on current and evolving communication applied sciences that don’t essentially want any direct human intervention.
The DoT mentioned, “the issuance of such M2M SIMs by authorised telecom licensee having valid licence under Indian Telegraph Act, 1885 to the entity/organisation providing M2M services need to follow KYC norms prior to issuance of such SIMs.”
It additionally mentioned, “the licensee shall ensure adequate verification of each and every customer before enrolling him as a subscriber.”
The DoT mentioned outgoing/incoming calls shall be allowed to/from predefined set of most one quantity and information communication shall be allowed solely on most two numbers.
It clarified, “these restrictions are not applicable to calls made to emergency numbers like police, fire, ambulance, etc.”
Adapted From: Gadgets360