Govt Allows 3G Video Call Service on Private Operators

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In an attempt to resolve the 3G Video Calling issue, India's Telecom Ministry and The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) today said after examination of various options, it has now been decided to allow 3G Video call services on private mobile networks.

However the permission of Video Call services will subject to an undertaking being provided by the concerned service providers that they shall demonstrate the required capability by July 31, 2011.

DoT also said that 3G Service Providers should have to develop required technical capabilities and offer the same for testing sufficiently in advance so that the testing process is completed and communication regarding satisfactory testing can be issued by DoT to the 3G service providers.

Further the DoT clarified that if the demonstration of  real time interception of Video Calling service is not up to the satisfaction of the Government of India, the 3G service providers stand committed as per the undertaking unconditionally and unequivocally withdraw the 3G Video Call Service from their network immediately.

For details in 3G Video Calling Issue read our earlier post : DoT Asks Tata Docomo, Airtel and RCOM To Hold 3G Video Call Services.

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