Saturday, April 15, 2006
All these things show that India could be a golden goose for VoIP service providers. VoIP is a very cost effective alternate to the old PSTN telephones. With its help you can cut your Telephone bill by around 80%. The hardware requirements are minimal. You just need a Computer system, which is already with million of Indians, an ATA and broadband internet connection. Broadband internet connections are getting cheaper and cheaper as both public and private telecom players like BSNL and Bharati have jumped into the market. VoIP is something new for Indians. There are no major players offering VoIP services in India. Its cost effectiveness is its real selling point. Quality is not a major issue there. The call centre industry is really rocking there with millions of working professionals.
This shows how much scope VoIP has in India. Lot of illegal VoIP providers have emerged in the scene but India government has started cracking down them too. IP telephony knows no boundary lines and international borders get crossed. A large chunk of Indian population is working abroad especially in Gulf and North America. There relatives could talk to them for a limited time period because of high Mobile and PSTN call rates. VoIP not only can make space for itself easily but can also be a market leader too.