Dear Valued Customer,
Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) in its continuous endeavor to create a cleaner and transparent system in the Indian telecom industry has released a new regulation in July 2018 to curb Unsolicited Commercial Communication (UCC) and enhance mobile subscriber privacy, TCCCPR 18 Telecom Commercial Communications Customer Preference Regulation 2018. The Regulation is intended to eliminate spam and fraud which has been a concern for many years. The regulation has mandated the use of Block-chain technology also known as Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) to implement the solution.
Based on the regulation Enterprise & Sender Id registration is mandatory on the DLT platform as per New TRAI regulation to all who are using SMS and Voice Services.
The last date of registration is 09th Feb'2020 as per TRAI direction, kindly complete the registration before it. Post this date, SMS services of only registered entities will be allowed from operators.
In case you have already completed the Enterprise registration on DLT platform then, please start Sender Id (Header) registration as well which is the second phase of regulation.
For Enterprise registration, request you to first start registration with Videocon DLT (Registration Fee of Rs.5900 if waived off till 09th Feb’2020) and get a unique Entity Id from Videocon (This might take around 72 working hours to get approved) which should be used with Videocon operator.
Operator DLT Registration portal: https://smartping.live/entity/reg-as (Videocon DLT URL)
Click here to download registration manuals for the above operators.
The Entity has to pay INR 5,900/- (inclusive of taxes) as registration fees. (Non-refundable) (This charge is waived off in Videocon DLT URL till 09th Feb’2020)
Please note while registering select SMSIdea’s Telemarketer ID which is available on DLT as KONCEPTWISE DIGITAL MEDIA PRIVATE LIMITED - 1302157985284022366 (Unique Registration ID)
In case if you have done registration with any other Telemarketer on the operator platform already then you just need to select SMSIdea’s Telemarketer ID as KONCEPTWISE DIGITAL MEDIA PRIVATE LIMITED - 1302157985284022366 as well.
For any queries feel free to write to us at email@example.com
Frequently asked questions on DLT registration:
Why is it necessary to register the entity on Videocon DLT Platform?
Answer: As per the process we (KDMPL) has been made to understand that we have to get all our users registered on whichever telecom operator’s connectivity we are using for SMS delivery. For e.g. If we are using Multi operator connectivity like BSNL, Videocon, Vodafone, etc. then all our users have to register on all these operator’s DLT Platform. We (KDMPL) also have to register as Telemarketer on all these operator’s DLT Platform. And as Videocon has given few days to register all our customers for Free on their DLT platform we are asking our customers to register first on Videocon’s DLT platform.
Who is charging Rs. 5000+GST (Rs.5900) for DLT registration?
Answer: Rs. 5900 has to be paid to the telecom operator as DLT registration charge. We (KDMPL) are not taking that charge. Also we are getting the entities registered for free whenever the operators are giving us the communication of the same.
If we don’t register on DLT platform will our SMS delivery be stopped?
Answer: As we have multiple operator Connectivity we will try to pass on the maximum possible flexibility to our esteemed client’s, but we (KDMPL) are the aggregators of SMS service wherein we are dependent on the telecom service providers like Vodafone-Idea, Videocon, BSNL, etc. So in case these operators implement the rules strictly as per TRAI mandate then we will be forced to comply with the norms and will not be able to process SMS from Unregistered Entities.
Has the entity to do only company registration on DLT platform?
Answer: No. Entity registration is only one of the steps, the Further Phase (2) and Phase (3) includes Header (Sender ID) registration and Content Template Registration respectively, which will be communicated soon.
We are following the Instructions from the Telecom operators for this Process based on the TRAI Mandate and are not sure about the implications and effects of this process. Thanks for cooperating with us.
Some parts of this blog have been curated from TRAI's official website for informational purpose.