IBM, a tech giant, said telecommunications firms in India may soon begin using blockchainBlockchain
is a continuous and sequential block chain of information (digital linked list). When building a blockchain, copies of related blocks are simultaneously stored on multiple computers.Details technology to transfer mobile phone numbers and the Do Not Call registry — as reported by the CCN news agency.
According to Sriram Raghavan, IBM's vice president of research, the tech giant could launch a blockchain next year, targeting the Do Not Call registries to transfer mobile numbers to Indian telecommunications companies.
"We have completed the verification of concepts and pilot projects with all major telecommunications providers (...) and with TRAI (Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of India) in this area. We are waiting for the New Year, and then we will begin to introduce the blockchain" – Sriram Raghavan for The Economic Times.
Blockchain in telecommunications systems
In addition to telecommunications companies, IBM Research also collaborates with the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) to address coordination issues between several organizations regarding the transfer of mobile phone numbers in the Do Not Call registry. According to Sriram Raghavan’s comments, the blockchain technology for transferring numbers and registration will improve the work of TRAI: "Blockchain gives TRAI, as a regulator, great advantages, and will help you quickly find violations and failures. The transfer of mobile phone numbers is also a multifunctional process in which at least two telecom operators are involved. Here, the blockchain can play a key role." – Sriram Raghavan.
Recall that earlier, this year, in February, TRAI considered all the options for the development of the blockchain technology. Then, three months later, the company promulgated a set of rules for the use of innovation. Now, it remains for the operators to select suppliers, and then set up the system in accordance with the recommendations issued by TRAI. Telecom companies in India may soon start using blockchain technology – this fact may mean a new era in the world of Indian telecommunications.
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