BSNL Starts First Internet Telephony Service in India
State-run telecom firm BSNL on 11 July unveiled its first internet telephony service out of the country that will allow users to dial any telephone number in India through its mobile app.
Before this, phone calls on mobile apps was possible within users of a particular app and not directly to telephone numbers. This was possible with apps like Skype, Whatsapp and Google Duo among others.
Using this service, BSNL customers will be able to make calls on any network in the country even by using BSNL Wi-Fi or any other internet service provider.
Telecom Commission, the highest-decision making body of the Department of Telecommunication, had allowed companies who hold valid telecom licences, to provide app-based calling services even by using Wi-Fi connections.
The service provider will be required to comply with all the interception and monitoring related requirements and calls will be charged by telecom operators and all rules related to normal calls will be applicable on them.