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TRAI invites views on display of caller ID on mobile phones [ Press Release ]

By Lawstreet News Network      Dec 01, 2022      0 Comments      2,361 Views
TRAI invites views on display of caller ID on mobile phones

NEW DELHI: Telecom regulator TRAI has sought stakeholders’ views on whether caller ID display on mobile phones must be made available to all consumers as a mandatory measure to check pesky and fraud calls.

According to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) stated that the introduction of the Calling Name Presentation (CNAP) facility in telecommunication networks aims to empower subscribers to take an informed decision while receiving incoming calls and reduce the harassment of subscribers from unknown/ spam callers.

“Further, DoT has requested TRAI to explore the telecom network readiness and feasibility of providing the proposed CNAP facility to all telephone subscribers (smartphone and feature-phone owners),” TRAI said in its consultation paper seeking public comments.

There are apps like ‘Truecaller’ and ‘Bharat Caller ID & Anti-spam’, which provide calling party name and spam identification facilities, but the information is based on crowdsources, which may not be reliable, the TRAI said in the consultation paper on “Introduction of CNAP in Telecommunication Networks”.

The regulator has sought public comments on the paper by December 27 and counter comments by January 10.

A PIB release stated comments/ counter-comments may be sent, preferably in electronic form at advmn@trai.gov.in. For any clarification/ information Akhilesh Kumar Trivedi, Advisor (Networks, Spectrum and Licensing), TRAI may be contacted at Telephone Number +91-11-23210481.

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