[AI] MTNL launches Internet telephony

amit bhattt amitbhatt at bluebottle.com
Fri Aug 24 18:11:32 EDT 2007

MTNL launches Internet telephony

Staff Reporter

NEW DELHI: Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL), which operates in Delhi and Mumbai circles, on Friday launched Internet telephony by utilising its
broadband network.

It offers subscribers a call rate of Re. 1 per minute for international calls made to the U.S., the U.K., Russia, Hong Kong, Canada, Australia and other
Four-in-one facility

“MTNL has tied up with Aksh Optifibre to offer Netfone, a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service.

MTNL subscribers, having broadband connections, will be able to make international calls just like making calls from a normal telephone without the need
of a personal computer,” said MTNL Chairman and Managing Director, R. S. P. Sinha.

“MTNL will now be providing a four-in-one facility on a single landline connection — a normal telephone service, Internet, VoIP phone and IPTV simultaneously.
This facility will also be available to all MTNL PCO holders,” said Mr. Sinha.

According to Aksh Optifibre Managing Director, Kailash Choudhari, “We will invest Rs. 110 crore in VoIP service in the next three years.”

About tariffs, MTNL (Delhi) Executive Director, A. K. Arora, said the service would be available to about 150 countries.

“Subscribers opting for the service will have to pay Rs. 500 as registration and installation charges.

Source: http://www.hindu.com/2007/08/25/stories/2007082555701800.htm


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