Tech Mahindra bags blockchain mandate to stop spam calls

Our Bureau Hyderabad | Updated on May 03, 2019

As the country braces for world’s biggest blockchain use-case to protect telecom subscribers from spammers, Tech Mahindra said it has bagged mandate for providing the solution to 30 crore subscribers of a telecom company.

Refusing to divulge the name of the company, Rajesh Dhuddu, Global Practice Leader for blockchain in Tech Mahindra, said that it would soon sign with firms to cover 10 crore more subscribers.

“It is a one-time installation. We, however, will manage it for them,” he said.

The blockchain platform will cover a massive 80-crore subscriber base in the country, making it the biggest blockchain deployment, as against 2.5 crore people who trade in bitcoins.

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has mandated the telecom players to bring in accountability by using blockchain to keep tabs on spammers that make the lives of subscribers miserable.

The TRAI has taken the decision after the ‘Do Not Call’ facility becoming ineffective, as callers employed dubious methods to reach out to the subscribers.

The solution is aimed at eradicating the menace of unsolicited commercial communication (UCC) or spam calls.

“We have demonstrated the technology platform by partnering with Microsoft last year,” he said.

Published on May 03, 2019

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