India’s largest telecom service provider Bharat Sanchar Nigam (BSNL) for the first time in India launched range of Next Generation Network (NGN) services such as video telephony, video surveillance and mobile advertising services.Voice over Internet Protocol will provide a long awaited video calling and video conferencing services to the people of India,BSNL Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) Kuldeep Goyal told reporters on Saturday after launching the Voice and Video Service on BSNL.
Now, a consumer in Surat dialing his sister in Ahmedabad will not only be able to talk to her but be able to see her also,” he said.Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services also promiseto offer international calling at a very affordable rates. It is expected that a call to US, UK, Canada etc. May cost you as low as rupees one per minute, Goyal said.
BSNL has decided to provide these services free of cost for the next 15 days so that the consumer can enjoy this extra ordinary experience unrestricted which VOIP service promises to give, he added.Also, BSNL’s offer of Video Surveillance may bring some hope and sense of security among corporates. The service tracks all the events through audio and video inside commercial and home premises using IP network,” Goyal said. The service are powered by Sai Info System(SIS) technology for Voice and Video over Broadband.
A wide range of phone equipments from simple to high end models will be introduced in the market. The launch will be done in a phased manner in BSNL Network in other cities, Goyal said. The technology used is in tune with the direction the telecom industry is heading all different types of communication networks like landline, mobile, internet etc. are converging into a single IP network which is today referred to as Next Generation Network (NGN).