Logo


Telcos must milk data, not voice: Sibal

Four days after announcing that telcos should not charge for roaming services, telecom minister Kapil Sibal said voice calls should be made free, too. “I personally believe that charging for voice is a tax on talking to people,” Sibal said while speaking at the CII broadband summit in New Delhi on Friday. The minister asked mobile phone operators to charge for data rather than voice. “At the moment, revenue of industry depends on voice. It is time that the industry decides to move in a direction where revenues come from data and not from voice,” Sibal said. But for ...