Many of us (like me), working in the Telecom sector, have been fortunate to see the evolution of Telecom industry (globally & in India) in the last two – three decades.
From telegraphs/trunk calls to land line phones to mobile phones; from voice (local, STD, ISD) to VoIP/VoLTE and data; from the classical black land line phones to agers, hand-helds, feature phones and touch screens; from sms to mobile apps; from paper to digital/online and much much more. While this experience has been amazing, it is believed and forecast that telecom is on the door step of another evolution – the beginning of M2M/IoT in Telecom.
What we have also seen over the years is that while India initially was a follower in Telecom technology and the US/European companies brought the technology to India, the last few years have turned the tables. With a billion plus population, vast geographic spread, fundamental necessity of communication and need for affordable
telecom offerings, India has adopted telecom in a big way and in a unique way which works best for its requirements. Be it prepaid, free VoIP calling, multi-lingual apps, messaging/social networking, internet usage ……. Indian telecom has grown big its own unique way. India is now actively tracking new technology developments and standardisations globally and is influencing it for India specific needs.
In this paper we have put together a synopsis of where Indian telecom is today w.r.t. M2M/IoT and how it is getting ready for the next revolution.
This paper is arranged in three sections and is a summary of study & research of various documents/papers from various Government organisations, M2M/IoT & Telecom Solution providers, Standards development organisations, information available on the internet etc.
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