BSNL launches voice and video telephony over IP

PTI New Delhi | Updated on November 12, 2017

State-run BSNL along with Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) provider Sai Infosystem has launched voice and video telephony over Internet Protocol to its customers.

Now any customer can make audio video calls at will on any landline, mobile or Internet Protocol phone anywhere in the world, provided that both the ends have requisite video phone equipment, BSNL said in a statement here today.

“To start with, video communication is highly affordable compared to conventional video conferencing services. We are also making special arrangements with leading international carriers to ensure that consumers always reach their international destinations easily and at most affordable rates,” BSNL CMD, Mr R.K. Upadhyay, said.

The Voice and Video Over Internet Protocol (VVOIP) service will cost 40 paise per minute for audio calls and Rs 2 per minute for video calls within the country.

International call charges using VVOIP service are very affordable like a call to US will cost Rs 1.20 paise per minute, to UK it will cost Rs 1.20 paise on landline, Rs 7.20 paise to mobile, and Rs 1.20 paise per minute to China. Monthly charges for VVOIP will be Rs 150 only, the release added.

The services will tart from Ahmadabad and later on in will be made available to Gujarat by the end of this month, then to Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh likewise.

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