Tech Mahindra, India’s largest tech company, recently announced that it has developed a way to fight spam calls using blockchain technology.
According to reports, the company’s anti-spamming call solution will satisfy the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s (TRAI) requirements that phone companies safeguard their subscribers’ against Unsolicited Commercial Communication (aka spam). The new regulation will reportedly be implemented in the final week of May.
Rajest Dhuddu, Tech Mahindra’s Global Practice Leader of Blockchain, said TRAIs new rules will impact the country’s 800 million customers.
Tech Mahindra’s solution utilizes blockchain technology to save and share users’ contact setting. In short, it will know which incoming calls the user will accept. The company claims they have already given proof of concept for their anti-spamming call concept. They also stated the proof was done with the assistance of Microsoft and was provided to TRAI back in 2018.
Dhuddu only has high praises for blockchain technology, particularly it’s capacity to fix what he believes is a lack of trust in Government to Citizen (G2C) services and company transactions.
Tech Mahindra’s blockchain specialist said that the technology’s vital features, like Consensus-backed decision making, Secure Hash Algorithms, distributed ledgers, and immutable transactions work as a “panacea for growing trust deficit” in the government and business industry.
Tech Mahindra has been at the forefront of India’s adaption of blockchain. The company is currently collaborating with Samsung, another tech giant, to develop and integrate solutions with the Nexledger, the South Korean company’s blockchain platform. The partnership allows Samsung to grow its blockchain chances on the global stage while letting Tech Mahindra solidify its blockchain operations in its native country.