VOIP in India

I would like to understand the legal perspective of using VOIP in India.

We are planning to extend our remote office in U.S to India.
We will be having VPN connectivity between India & U.S using Internet link.
The call manager & voice gateways will be in U.S & there is no PSTN network which will be integrated in India.
The VOIP phones will have IP Extension & they will be used for inter office call between U.S & India.

Let me know if this is legal in India with respect to TRAI.
Is there any licensing or any registration which we need to do for this requirement.
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This is legal in India with respect to TRAI.

(Trai) chairman, Rahul Khullar does not see any illegality in Bharti Airtel’s charging customers a higher rate for making voice calls from its network using apps like Skype, Viber  Whatsapp, etc. than what it charges for internet data.

Read more at indianexpress.com

SrikantRajeevAuthor Commented:
But it didnt mention more about VOIP in the link.
Mike SmithEnterprise VoIP & ISP BrokerCommented:
There are no legal issues with interoffice communication.  If you were connecting to the US, then calling on the PSTN back to India, there might be an issue.
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SrikantRajeevAuthor Commented:
But if am using PSTN of US to call to India i believe it should not be a problem.
@SrikantRajeev2015-04-21 at 16:25:52ID: 40735109

"But it didnt mention more about VOIP in the link."

Michael-Best2015-04-21 at 15:53:04ID: 40735079

The link I gave:

Uses wording that may be confusing:
"voice calls from its network" which is VOIP
VOIP = voice over Internet Protocol, which basically means voice transmitted over a digital network.

If you look at the links url you will see "voip-calls" in its content.

Hope this clears up any questions about my first post.


To understand more about VoIP and PSTN I suggest that you read:

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