Asia Bizz: The Indian government-run telecommunications company Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited in collaboration with Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), has launched a new voice and video telephony with the help of Internet Protocol (IP).

Customers can now make video and audio calls on any landline, internet protocol or mobile phone anywhere in the world. The audio and video calls can be made only if both ends have the equipment to make the calls.

RK Upadhyay, the CMD of BSNL has said that compared to the other conventional video conferencing, services the BSNL service will be highly available. Upadhyay also added that they are trying to make special arrangement with leading international carriers to make sure that the consumers can reach their international destinations easily at the most affordable rates.

The service has been named as Voice and Video Over Internet Protocol service and will cost just 40 paise per minute for al the audio calls and Rs 2 per minute for the video calls in the country. While talking about the international charges, a call to the US will cost Rs. 1.20 per minute on landline and Rs. 7.20 on mobile and Rs. 1.20 to China. The monthly charges of the service will be just Rs. 150.


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