An inter-ministerial panel on Monday approved VoIP and VoLTE (IP based connections) interconnection in India, paving a way for VoIP & VoLTE users to make and receive calls to and from non-IP based networks and vice-versa, reports Times of India. "The move has been cleared by the inter-ministerial telecom commission and groundwork to get it going will start soon," an official source told TOI. This could mean that services that use VoIP & VoLTE for voice calls including WhatsApp, Viber, etc could allow its users to dial landline and mobile phone numbers directly through it mobile app. We have written to WhatsApp regarding its stance about VoIP interconnection in India and shall update the story with the comments once we get a response. In addition, Reliance’s Jio 4g service, which is expected to launch commercially by April, explicitly uses LTE…
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