Telecom companies push for better standards, policy for IoT play

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With India starting to emerge as a major player for many of the technologies around Internet of Things (IoT), the industry is pushing for orchestration of standards, infrastructure and policy framework in order to generate new business models.

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Being the providers of network connectivity, telecom operators will play a crucial role in the process especially in Machine-To-Machine (M2M) communication which would require operators to work around new rating plans and ensure seamless connectivity.

M2M technologies, typically, allow wired and wireless devices to talk to each other using sensors, and such applications can be deployed in new-age infrastructure projects such as smart cities, smart grids, smart heath and smart transportation.

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Rishi Mohan Bhatnagar, President, Aeris India and Chairman IET IoT Panel, in an interaction with one of the business daily mentioned that network providers have to see how they will ensure different kinds of rating plans and accessibility so that the transfer of data happens seamlessly between machines and for this new kinds of rating plans will be required.

By Baishakhi Dutta

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