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Skype And Google Hangout Should Be Banned In India: BSNL
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Skype And Google Hangout Should Be Banned In India: BSNL  
The video calling service is available in the country at free of cost.    
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Wednesday, February 13, 2013 All the users who have been using the free cost video services from Skype, Google Hangout in the country could be in for a rude shock very soon. India-based telecom company, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) could be looking to ban these free services, if the government considers BSNL's plea.

According to a Business Line report, the Union Government could be about to look into the legality of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services which are offered by giants like Skype and Google, which means clear danger to free video chatting in the country.

BSNL has said that while Indian telecom companies and Internet service providers will have to pay a revenue share for offering voice over Internet, biggies like Skype are offering the service without paying anything to the Government, as per the report.

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Killi Kruparani, Union Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology has reportedly said that the Government would soon look into the legality of these services.

BSNL has introduced its video calling service for the South and Eastern zones. The company has fixed call rates at Rs 2.50 per minute. This service does not need broadband connection but anyone looking to acquire the service will need to spend the extra buck for an equipment. So, in between all this quarrel, it will be the end user who will suffer the most.

When asked about services like Google Hangout, the free video-conferencing facility, V Srinivasan, chief general manager, BSNL (AP) reportedly said that the video calling services being offered by companies such as Skype were illegal and unlawful and he also added that BSNL's latest video telephony service on the other hand is legal.

Aadeetya  S, EFYTIMES News Network

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Anonymous   1014 days ago

Fuck you BSNL. Goto Hell. If you plan to do it we will figure out something else.
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userJSR   1013 days ago

These are the companies who are the dangerous for our country.BSNL is offering Broad band and 3g with dismal performance when thay are not able to fool people and generate revenue they are using these tricks.
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