Net Neutrality and Where do We Stand in the Debate ?

Net Neutrality in IndiaIn the Global Telecom industry the most debated topic is Net Neutrality. Wikipedia defines net neutrality as the principle that Internet service providers and governments should treat all data on the Internet equally, not discriminating or charging differentially by user, content, site, platform, application, type of attached equipment, or mode of communication.

Telcos argument is wireless players should be allowed to (1) control the quality of service (QoS) of different data services (to ensure optimal experience for all users on the network) and/or (2) charge differentially for various data services to capture their fair share of the value being created by mobile data explosion. Quite understandably, the OTT players are on the other side of the (more…)

How Much it Costs to Make STD VoIP Calls in India ?

The Following Details the Cost of Carrying out a STD Long Distance Skype Call within India.

Bandwidth requirement–uplink (kbps) 100 Skype recommended
Bandwidth requirement–downlink (kbps) 100 Skype recommended
Total bandwidth required (up + down) (kbps) 200

Data Consumed for Voice Call on Skype in 1 Minute = 1.46 MB

If your 3G / 4G pack costs you Rs 150 / GB [Assuming Rs 750 for 5Gb Pack on Airtel 3G or Reliance NetConnect+ EVDO Connections] Thus your STD Long Distance Skype Call will cost you mere Rs 0.21 / Minute while the current Long Distance rates are Rs 0.60 / Minute to Rs 0.75 / Minute thus you are saving as much as 66%.