The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Tuesday introduced it has quickly suspended the implementation of the brand new anti-spam rules for business texts which precipitated widespread SMS service disruptions on March 8.
The Telecom Communications Buyer Choice Laws (TCCCPR) have been applied by telecom corporations to reduce SMS spam which resulted in delays within the transmission of OTP messages, which impacted banking transactions, on-line ticket bookings, Aadhaar authentication, and different OTP-based companies.
The brand new course of underneath a system known as Distributed Ledger Technology or DLT was the explanation for OTP companies getting affected. The OTP APIs that precipitated the issue will quickly resume common operation, and the suspension will solely final till the issue is resolved, experiences stated.
The brand new expertise was anticipated to scale back spam SMSs by requiring every SMS to be checked towards a registered template. This precipitated a difficulty with OTP companies, inflicting many customers to be unable to log in to companies that want OTP activation.