Thursday, March 29, 2012
India’s National Telecom Policy 2012 VOIP
India’s National Telecom Policy 2012 VOIP, the Telecom Commission has approved allowing voice over Internet protocol services. This move is aimed at making telecom services more affordable. This will also benefit companies such as Reliance Industries Ltd India that have plans, licenses and spectrum to offer wireless mobile broadband services. An internal department of telecommunications (DoT) note reviewed by Mint says the commission, the country’s apex telecom policymaking body, has done this “to enhance affordability to consumers”. The decision to approve voice over Internet protocol is expected to come into effect from next month. As of now there not been any comments from Reliance Industries Ltd on this development. Reliance Industries Ltd India, the only company to have a pan-India licence to offer mobile broadband services, is preparing for launch and is in the process of picking devices and services (including telephony and content). Globally voice over Internet protocol is a popular medium, but India is a latecomer.
Currently, Indian laws only allow voice over Internet protocol calls to a telephone in India under strict conditions. However, calls between computers within the country’s borders and between a computer in India and a telephone (fixed or wireless) outside India are allowed. Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has already suggested that interconnection between Internet service providers and telecom providers be allowed and enforced for provision of voice over Internet protocol to cut communications cost. On 6 March, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, in its final recommendations on National Telecom Policy, suggested that voice over Internet protocol be fully allowed in the country. Telecom Regulatory Authority of India suggested that interconnection between Internet service providers and telecom providers be allowed and enforced for provision of voice over Internet protocol to cut communications cost.
Source: Elets Technomedia