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Telecos don't want internet telephony to succeed, says Directi CEO

Kiran Rathee  |  New Delhi 

Internet telephony can reduce the cost of voice calls by 60 per cent but no mobile operator has launched the service because of a vested interest in protecting their top line, Bhavin Turakhia, co-founder and chief executive officer, Directi, said. He said barring Reliance Jio, R-Com and BSNL, no mobile operator has shown interest in internet telephony because it would result in cost reduction for voice traffic by up to 3 times, forcing competitive price reduction and a reduction in top line revenue of their business. Turakhia, whose firm Vmobi Solutions got a telecom service providers ...

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Telecos don't want internet telephony to succeed, says Directi CEO

Internet telephony can reduce the cost of voice calls by 60 per cent but no mobile operator has launched the service because of a vested interest in protecting their top line, Bhavin Turakhia, co-founder and chief executive officer, Directi, said.He said barring Reliance Jio, R-Com and BSNL, no mobile operator has shown interest in internet telephony because it would result in cost reduction for voice traffic by up to 3 times, forcing competitive price reduction and a reduction in top line revenue of their business.Turakhia, whose firm Vmobi Solutions got a telecom service providers (TSP) licence for access services in February for the Mumbai circle, plans to launch internet telephony. But the firm is facing resistance from incumbent telecom operators that are trying to create confusion over internet telephony."The incumbent operators are not allowing internet telephony in India … and they are doing their best to bring in potential arguments to kill it permanently," Turakhia said. Mo Internet telephony can reduce the cost of voice calls by 60 per cent but no mobile operator has launched the service because of a vested interest in protecting their top line, Bhavin Turakhia, co-founder and chief executive officer, Directi, said. He said barring Reliance Jio, R-Com and BSNL, no mobile operator has shown interest in internet telephony because it would result in cost reduction for voice traffic by up to 3 times, forcing competitive price reduction and a reduction in top line revenue of their business. Turakhia, whose firm Vmobi Solutions got a telecom service providers ... image
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Telecos don't want internet telephony to succeed, says Directi CEO

Internet telephony can reduce the cost of voice calls by 60 per cent but no mobile operator has launched the service because of a vested interest in protecting their top line, Bhavin Turakhia, co-founder and chief executive officer, Directi, said. He said barring Reliance Jio, R-Com and BSNL, no mobile operator has shown interest in internet telephony because it would result in cost reduction for voice traffic by up to 3 times, forcing competitive price reduction and a reduction in top line revenue of their business. Turakhia, whose firm Vmobi Solutions got a telecom service providers ...

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