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VoIP termination may just about become legal in India

Posted by tggokul on March 27, 2008

There was a very important announcement from TRAI where they are abolishing ADC ( Access Deficit charge) from April 1st. This was one of the main reasons why the existing Telecom providers were saying that Enterprises/Users should not terminate VoIP calls on PSTN ( because they were loosing out on this revenue).

Now with this being abolished, it could pave way for VoIP termination to become legal. There was a unique problem where we were architecting an Outbound call center over IP for a BPO in India and we had to architect it such a way that termination of each of the outbound calls had to happen in the same STD region ( i.e have a Media/Voice Gateway) in each of the locations. We could not have agents sitting in Chennai making calls out of Mumbai VG to customers in Chennai. The law as of today states that the Chennai agents HAVE to call the Chennai customers through the local gateways.

This news might be a blessing since cost of having Media Gateways in each location is phenomenol and rules out a centralized architecture. Maybe this abolition of ADC might help us architect solutions better. Most of the times, things are possible using Technology but it is the process/business needs that are the impediments 🙂


6 Responses to “VoIP termination may just about become legal in India”

  1. Vijay said

    That’s definitely good news. With most of the VoIP market shutting down on the US and slowing down in Europe, I guess if this happens, we can expect them to land up here on these shores in the hoards. Hmm.

    Dont know what the verdict on PulverMedia is, but VON will be truly missed.

  2. Its a glad news.Its 2 months over.U have any idea weather its legalised?

  3. […] coffee. But I have hope that this might happen and I have stated the reason in one of my earlier post as well. This can become a reality only when the players feel that they are playing the same field […]

  4. priya said

    It is good news but we have to wait, until it is legalized.



  5. Ashwin said

    Can anybody update me on the current status of this?

  6. Its a good news. thanks for sharing.

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