08 December 2006
Foreign IP Telephony firms such as Skype and Yahoo! will not be able to sell their services to Indian businesses under a proposed government clampdown, The India Times reports.
Outsourcers and other IT businesses in India will be obliged to supply the details of the telcoms services (either bandwidth or IP Telephony minutes) they purchase. Firms will be required to sign an undertaking not to use the services of unlicensed foreign service providers such as Net2Phone, Vonage, Novanet, Skype and Yahoo!. It's unclear if the clampdown will affect regular home users.