TRAI releases Recommendations on ‘Usage of Embedded SIM for Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Communications’

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has released Recommendations on ‘Usage of Embedded SIM for Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Communications’. With the rolling out of 5G services in the country, the opportunities for M2M ecosystem have expanded greatly, offering increased scope for applications in various sectors of the economy such as agriculture, transportation, healthcare, and industrial automation.

These recommendations are aimed at streamlining the regulatory landscape of M2M embedded SIM (eSIM) in India. Through these Recommendations, the Authority has laid emphasis on ensuring security by way of proper Know Your Customer (KYC), which is essential for ensuring network security, mitigating fraud risks, and enhancing the overall integrity of the M2M eSIM ecosystem. The Authority has also recommended a framework for profile switching of eSIMs and swapping of SM-SR. This will provide significant flexibility to the M2M eSIM users and will promote healthy competition in the sector.