DLT is going commercially LIVE on 1st September 2020

SMS rates will also increase by 2.5 paisa plus tax

CategoryPre DLTPost DLTRemarks
Customer Consent
No
Yes
Verifiable digital records of all customer opt-ins are made available on the platform.Customers can also see all their consents on a single dashboard
Customer Preferences
Yes
Yes
Consumers can also select specific day(s) and time band to block (or) receive.commercial communication in addition to type of category; viz only DND
Entity/Enterprise Registration
No
Yes
Entity need to register with originating access provider (OAP) on the platform
Telemarketer Registration
Yes
Yes
Telemarketer should now register with originating access provider (OAP) and no longer with TRAI
Header Registration
No
Yes
Entity should register all its SMS Headers and Voice CLIs on the platform
DLT Scrubbing
Yes (only DND Check for Promotional SMS)
Yes (Promotional & Service Explicit)
Messages will be scrubbed against multiple parameters like Consent, Preference, Header, Template; and not just DND list
Complaint Management
Yes
Yes
Telecom operators will now be responsible for complaint resolution
Interoperability between telecom Service Providers
No
Yes
Registration details of Entity, Telemarketer, Header, Template will be shared across the network to ensure seamless view
100% Traceability
No
Yes
Everything is recorded and shared on the network using Blockchain technology.
Delivery Report Promotional Traffic
Yes
No
Delivery status for promotional messages will not be available post DLT.
Delivery Report Transactional Traffic
Yes
Yes
Delivery status for transactional messages will continue to be available post DLT.