DOT to Issue KYC Guidelines to M2M Sims

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Department of Telecom will issue KYC guidelines to facilitate M2M communication in consumer devices CCTV, AC, refregerators etc to ensure easy availability of mobile SIM cards for such equipment. “After M2M (machine-to-machine) roadmap, guidelines for M2M specific Know Your Customers (KYC) have been prepared and will be released shortly,” Telecom Secretary J S Deepak said.
“Such a VNO licence would help system integrator to get in to agreement with telecom operators for providing M2M services. Various initiatives are under way to make M2M ecosystem throbbing ecosystem where anyone contribute and provide us leadership in this space,” Deepak added.
The SIM that will be issued for M2M services will be in bulk. The rules will be applicable on SIMs purchased in bulk. The new guidelines are required to facilitate development of smart cities which will have devices with sensors that will communicate using SIMs or Internet connection. Read more

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