What is DLT?
To reduce & dismiss the SMS spam and fraud, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) issued new draft guidelines on 31st May 2020 for the prompting mobile operators to invest in blockchain technology in order to control unwanted SMS from marketing companies. The process of registering your SMS campaigning numbers to TRAI is called Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) registration.
Once a sender ID is registered in the process of DLT, only the registered user can use that sender ID and cannot be used by others. It will be blocked across all operators so the chances of fake sender IDs will be reduced.
The enterprise (or) institutions will also need to have the SMS templates approved by the telemarketers. Once the DLT is activated, all the enterprises (or) institutions will need to register that sender IDs with telemarketers for the new platform.