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BSNL and Click Telecom together launches video telephony services in East and South zones

By insightVAS - Tue Feb 12, 3:07 pm

In South and East zones of the country, state owned telecom operator BSNL has launched video telephony services. BSNL has started this service partnering with ITI and technology firm Click Telecom.

Broadband business through this (video telephony) service will get them (BSNL) a lot of money. Its a good business model to improve health of the organisation. From business point of view, it is very significant step. From consumers point, it is an important step and from the government it will bring lot of efficiency,” Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal said while inaugurating the service.

Sibal said that at present the service will be used by “state governments, public sector organisations but in times to come they will be used by ordinary consumers.

Users of the service will have to pay Rs 2.5 for a 60 second call. BSNL is also offering unlimited calling facility for this service under 30-day plan costing Rs 2,200.

There are different plans priced at Rs 750 and Rs 350 for 30 days each. The subscribers will enjoy 900 and 150 minutes of free calling respectively. After that they will be charged Rs 2.5 for every 60 second.

BSNL CMD R K Upadhyay said that these are initial plans and rates in future will depend on the response that company gets from the market.

With the launch of Video Telephony, organisations can have instant face-to-face meetings, sales reviews, training sessions at 25 per cent of the current cost,” Upadhyay added.

BSNL has already launched the service in north and west zones.

 

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