Topic – Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life.
5) It is imperative to ease the regulatory burden on IoT in order to realize its full potential. Comment in the light of M2M communication guidelines of the department of telecommunications.(250 words)
Why this question
IoT is the future of how humans will interact with and manage their physical environment. It offers huge scope for development and revolutionizing the the performance of various sectors, businesses and services, by providing automation and intelligence to the end devices, in a way that was never imagined before. It is pertinent to look at the regulatory aspect of IoT so as to bring the necessary changes in the way of realizing its maximum potential.
Key demand of the question.
The question wants us to express our knowledge about IoT and the present regulatory framework in India and how it stifles the realization of full potential of IoT in India.
Comment- the question wants us to express our opinion on the issue. However, our opinion has to be framed on the basis of a discussion which supports our answer.
Structure of the answer
Introduction – write a few lines about the meaning and relevance of IoT.
Discuss the role of M2M communication in IoT.
- Discuss the present regulatory framework dealing with IoT and M2M in India. E.g National Telecom M2M Roadmap and further developments; mandatory for M2M service providers to maintain a log of all customers who own devices in which these M2M SIMs have been installed—including details of their names and addresses; a limit of nine M2M SIMs per person; to verify each customer before issuing them a SIM etc.
Conclusion– Mention the nascent stage of M2M and IoT industry in India and present your opinion, based on your above discussion. Also suggest a way forward on how should India proceed to deal with M2M communications and IoT.