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Last Updated : Dec 26, 2014 06:56 PM IST | Source: CNBC-TV18

Idea, Vodafone to decide on VoIP service rates in January

The companies are likely to take a call on the VoIP services by January and if they decide to hike prices, it is unlikely to be as steep as the hike seen in Bharti Airtel‘s case.

 
 
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While Bharti Airtel’s move to hike voice over internet protocol (VoIP) service charges surprised most in the industry, sources say peers like Vodafone and Idea Cellular have been contemplating such a decision.


Infact the companies sent a consultation paper to the Department of Telecom (DoT) on the same as VoIP services have been eating into their revenues and the companies are working around ways to reduce this impact.


The companies are likely to take a call on the VoIP services by January and if they decide to hike prices, it is unlikely to be as steep as the hike seen in Bharti Airtel’s case.

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- Rivals may ape Bharti Airtel higher net call charges: KPMG


- Why is it risky for Bharti Airtel to charge for VoIP?

First Published on Dec 26, 2014 12:47 pm
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