Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) Platform


DLT Template scrubbing is going live from 01st April 2021 - please ensure to get your template registered and approved at DLT Platforms.

  • Government Regulator – TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India)
  • Intermediatory – All mobile operators in India through DLT platform
  • What – DLT is new regulation that aims to zero down spam messaging using automated sms platforms
  • When – First phase effected on 01st Sep 2020 with registration mandate and second phase made live on 08/03/2021
  • Technology used – Blockchain technology
  • How – Every entity willing to send messages using system based services will have to register first for Entity approval then for Header (SenderID) and lastly for message templates
  • Time – As history suggests, all regulations are launched with zero plan and no convenience aspects. Platform level teams designing processes do not take any ground level considerations and hence policies made are always a big rock to climb on…
  • Papers – Indian Governmental agencies followed by mobile operators have fantasy and love to paper trail systems and hence they always want so many papers of yours for no reasons and would be always loving to keep rejecting papers for no reasons. Less to zero manpower allocated for newer process and then this ‘Sarkari’ mindset – is again worst affecting businesses – and as always slaves are made to serve. Let’s keep doing compliance above our business growth…
  • Cost – ‘Indians pay cost only when they are pained’ – governmental agencies and operators are well versed with this formula and have implemented same heroic stand here by raising charge of 0.025p each sms for increasing this pain and problem of everyone involved in the process of messaging.
  • End reaction – Chaos, no email response, no telephonic support, whole big list of 14/16 digits numbers to be remembers, mercy dependence on operator DLT platforms to approve (minimum response time 3-4 days), so many papers required as if some big financial mess being done by buyer…we should now stop claiming ourselves as software giants of word as we cannot ease life of our own people with technology…

Registration on DLT platforms

Only on any one mobile operator platform – one registration works in all platforms…

Process

  • Step 1: Entity Registration This includes details of KYC (Know Your Customer) documents like PAN, GST, etc. You get a unique Entity ID.
  • Step 2: Header Registration (Sender Id) Messages are classified into Promotional, Transactional, OTP. Entities need to register all their headers on the platform. Every header gets a unique Header ID that is shared across other DLT platforms seamlessly. Header ID is 6letters for transactional/ service and 6numbers for promotional.
  • Step 3: Content Template Registration The worst part of the system – every outbound message format need to be registered with variable data consideration also. Every template gets a unique Template ID to be communicated to sms platforms for sending messages.