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M2M Mobile Numbers Will Have 13 Digits From July 1st:- The Department of Telecom (DoT) has been working to provide better security features for M2M mobile users in the country. After an extensive research, DoT instructed all the telecom operators of the country to start issuing 13-digit numbers for M2M customers. All the new mobile connections will be issued directly with 13-digit numbers while the existing users’ needs to port to 13-digit new numbers. The process of porting starts from October 1st 2018.
However the Department of Telecom (DoT) even kept a deadline for the completion of the entire porting by the end of this year. BSNL confirmed the news revealing that the 13-digit M2M (Machine to Machinee) numbering process will start from July 1st. While Bharti Airtel wrote to TRAI regarding the spectrum, roaming and other QoS related requirements in M2M communications. Ministry of Communication in a letter written to TRAI informed that 13-digit numbering scheme has been approved for SIM-based M2M devices.