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BSNL starts first internet telephony service in India

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

State-run telecom firm BSNL today unveiled first internet service in the country that will allow users to dial any telephone number in through its mobile app.

Now BSNL customers will be able to make calls using the company's mobile app "Wings" to any phone number in the country.

Before this, phone calls on mobile apps was possible within users of a particular app and not on telephone numbers.

"In present competitive environment, increase in market share by BSNL is laudable. I congratulate BSNL management for internet which will enable consumers to make call without SIM," said after inaugurating the service.

Using this service, BSNL customers will be able to make in the country even by using BSNL or any other service provider.

Telecom Commission, highest-decision making body of the Department of Telecom, had allowed companies who hold valid telecom licence, to provide app-based calling service even by using connection.

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.

The registration for this service will start this week and the services will be activated from July 25 onwards.

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First Published: Wed, July 11 2018. 13:30 IST