TRAI issues consultation paper on VoIP protocol networks

TRAI has issued a consultation paper to explore the framework for VoIP protocol networks. The regulator has sought suggestions on what should be the additional entry fee, performance bank guarantee and financial bank guarantee for internet service providers if they are also allowed to provide unrestricted internet telephony. It has further asked what the termination charge should be when a call is terminating into a internet telephony network and how to ensure that users of international internet telephony calls pay termination charges.