[AI] MTNL launches Internet telephony
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Fri Aug 24 21:47:24 EDT 2007
On 8/25/07, amit bhattt <amitbhatt at bluebottle.com> wrote:
> 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
> 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.
> "MTNL will now be providing a four-in-one facility on a single landline
> connection — a normal telephone service, Internet, VoIP phone and IPTV
> This facility will also be available to all MTNL PCO holders," said Mr.
> 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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