India Joins Other Countries in Testing Postal GMS Service

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Aug. 10 – This week, India and 20 other countries have begun using the UN Universal Postal Union’s new Global Monitoring System (GMS) to monitor the quality of their letter-post service using Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) technology.

The GMS is a global system using RFID technology that will be accessible to both industrialized and developing countries, reports the Universal Postal Union (UPU).

The first phase of the project will have 530 independent panelists from 38 countries to send 24,000 test letters containing RFID tags and passing through 45 postal facilities around the world starting this week until the end of the year.

All information collected during the test run will be used by UPU to spot areas that need improvement. The other participants of the test run include: Aruba, Chile, Greece, South Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands Antilles, Norway, Peru, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Tunisia, Slovakia, Switzerland, Togo, United Arab Emirates and Venezuela.