Decks Cleared For VoIP

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Currently, Indian laws only allow VoIP calls to a telephone in India under strict conditions. However, they allow such calls between computers within the country’s borders and between a computer in India and a telephone (fixed or wireless) outside India. On 6 March, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai), in its final recommendations on NTP, suggested that VoIP be fully allowed in the country.


The NTP also talks of separating the network providers from the service providers.


To offer voice calls between a computer and a phone within India, the service provider has to have a telecom licence or UASL (universal access service licence) and follow Trai’s mandated interconnection norms.Once the new norms come into place, phone users, too, can use their handsets to call other phone users through the Internet, provided the handsets are compliant with the technology.


Full article at Telecom panel allows VoIP under National Telecom Policy - Home - livemint.com
 

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