There is much confusion among stakeholders about the applicable policy on Internet Telephony in India - each stakeholder we've spoken with over the last couple of years has a different interpretation of the policy. Many companies provide Internet Telephony services - some through partnerships with telecom operators like BSNL and MTNL and primarily target international calling, others route the calls back to India through international exchanges. As the same time, we received a copy of a notification from our sources, with a list of foreign Internet Telephony Service Providers that have been banned in the country. Last month, MediaNama filed a Right To Information request with the Department of Telecom for the applicable policy on Internet Telephony/VoIP in India. According to the response, the policy is as follows: (i) Internet Access: Internet access means use of any device/technology/methodology to provide…
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