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TRAI seeks views on Big Data and the adoption of AI to improve telecommunications services and strengthen network security


Telecommunications regulator TRAI on Friday launched a consultation paper to solicit public opinion on the adoption of artificial intelligence and big data to improve telecommunications services and enhance network security and efficiency. The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) in its consultation paper on “Leveraging Artificial Intelligence and Big Data in the Telecom Sector” has requested views on areas where existing capabilities and future telecommunications networks can be used to take advantage of AI (artificial intelligence) and BD (big data).

The consultation paper follows a reference to the Department of Telecommunications regulator in June 2019 in which the department sought TRAI’s recommendation on leveraging AI and BD in a synchronized and effective manner to improve overall quality. service, spectrum management, network security. and reliability.

The regulator sought an opinion on the risks associated with the adoption of AI and BD, such as unethical use, biases in data and algorithms, confidentiality, instability of models, regulatory and legal non-compliance, and risk mitigation means and mechanisms.

TRAI has set September 16 as the deadline for comments on the document and September 30 for counter-comments.

In June, TRAI Chairman PD Vaghela urged telecom companies and Wi-Fi providers to work collaboratively on developing innovative business models that would unleash the combined power of mobile and Wi-Fi technology to improve digital infrastructure.

He called on telecom service providers and Wi-Fi hotspot providers to work together and come up with India-specific business models.

Studies have shown that in 5G countries such as South Korea, UK, USA, Japan, Australia and Germany, smartphone users consume an average of 1.7 to 2 7 times more mobile data after the introduction of fifth generation services, compared to 4G. .


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