Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL) is considering to set up a joint venture for its foray into Internet telephony. The state-owned telecom major is exploring the possibility of a joint venture with a number of telecom players and Internet service providers (ISPs) to jointly fund the venture.
MTNL took this decision at its board meeting held on February 14. MTNL has also decided to introduce Internet Protocol (IP)-based voice services between Delhi and Mumbai.
The move to float a joint venture for Internet telephony comes in the wake of Trai’s recommendations to allow the services to ISPs without any additional licence fee or entry fee.
If MTNL decides to go for a joint venture project, it would be through its ISP business—Bharat On-Line.
Source: Business Standard