13 digit mobile numbers testing starts: Here’s all you need to know: No matter how many citizens are responsible to carry out something, there’s always sometimes or something creates panic among people and as of now if something is going viral, then the news of 13 digits mobile number. There were reports coming out recently that the cell phone numbers will be no longer of 10 digits anymore and the number will be converted into 13 digits.
The bullet was ablaze from first to last the shoulders of DoT means Department of Telecommunication, which everyone needs to believe anyway.
Though, the actual reports, regarding the 13 digits mobile number is that as per various Officials or news which comes from the Bharti Airtel, Reliance Jio and telecom industry body COAI (Cellular Operators Association of India) have confirmed to one of the leading media portals and various news agency that orders from DoT regarding conversion are not about the mobile numbers this is the using of communicate actually but the M2M numbers too.
The DoT order was also important to serve to telecom communications that were meant for the functioning and implementation of the 13-digit numbering scheme for M2M communication.
As per the DoT orders, the conversion should begin from this 1st October in this 2017.
“Migration of existing l0-digit M2M numbers to 13 digits will start latest by October 1, 2018, and shall be completed by December 31, 2018.”
As per the media portal TOI, the DoT has also asked the service providers in order to “ensure that their network elements including IT and other appropriate and relevant systems are aligned with 13-digit numbering for M2M SIMs before 1st July 2018.
What is M2M Communication?
M2M is a technology which essayed a big part of the wireless communications which everybody does on these days by using our cell phones. It enables the connected devices in order to communicate with each other and wireless network provide its help in this process.
All the telecom operators given SIM-based M2M services to enterprises and the technology falls under the Internet of Things (IoT) industry and the government is somehow keen on its rapid growth at this moment also.
Speaking about the new 13 digit number shift, COAI Director General Rajan S Mathews stated-
“This has been considered by (the) DOT. They will be the ones to give final instructions and notice to (the) operators.”