Whatsapp free Voice Calling Services?

Recently, WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum had announced that it intends to launch voice calling services in the first quarter of 2015, which would be completely free. With more than 600 million monthly active users, WhatsApp has already made a hole in telecom operator’s revenue.

On behalf of private telecom operators, Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) has written a letter to Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) raising concerns over Whatsapps plans to launch voice services over Internet services.

Rajan S Mathews, Director General, Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) said to TRAI…

Companies offering OTT voice services, without holding a telecom license in India, would essentially violate and circumvent Indian telecom licensing provisions and provide services that are otherwise only permitted under a telecom license.

Whatsapp service currently has more than 600 million monthly active users in India,which is almost double the subscribers of Hike which comes at distant second position.

Whatsapp free Voice Calling Services

Telecom operators and OTT players have always been at wars globally, some more open than the rest. Whatsapp’s recent move to start calling services seems to have hit operators in India hard and they are frantically looking at ways to defend. While Airtel decided to silently charge differentially for VoIP causing a roar across the country, rest of the operators have knocked on the doors of the regulators.

One of the key points that the operators are missing or rather want to hide is that revenues from Data is and would be growing exponentially in the coming months. Operators are rather acting greedy and want to pocket the newer revenues along with the existing voice revenues.

If airtel is going to charge for VoIP apps separately, what will be the case for Viber, Yahoo messenger, Hang Out… all these work through wired broadband and Wireless.

About Haja

Software Engineer by profession, Author and the Founder of "bench3" you can connect with me on Twitter , Facebook and also on Google+

Comments

  1. I just want to say I’m very new to blogging and site-building and definitely savored you’re web-site. Almost certainly I’m likely to bookmark your blog . You surely have awesome articles. With thanks for revealing your website.

  2. Hello! Someone in my Myspace group shared this site with us so I came to take a look. I’m definitely enjoying the information. I’m bookmarking and will be tweeting this to my followers! Wonderful blog and wonderful style and design.

  3. Simply desire to say your article is as astonishing. The clearness in your post is simply spectacular and i could assume you are an expert on this subject. Fine with your permission let me to grab your RSS feed to keep updated with forthcoming post. Thanks a million and please keep up the gratifying work.

  4. hello!,I love your writing very so much! percentage we keep up a correspondence more about your post on AOL? I need a specialist in this area to unravel my problem. May be that is you! Taking a look forward to look you.

  5. You are a very intelligent person!

  6. Normally I do not learn article on blogs, but I would like to say that this write-up very compelled me to check out and do it! Your writing style has been surprised me. Thanks, very nice article.

  7. My spouse and i have been quite peaceful when Michael managed to round up his inquiry from the ideas he received through your web page. It’s not at all simplistic to simply be releasing information and facts many others might have been trying to sell. And we also acknowledge we need you to thank for that. The most important illustrations you’ve made, the easy website menu, the relationships you will make it easier to promote – it’s got all fantastic, and it is leading our son in addition to the family know that this situation is pleasurable, which is particularly serious. Thank you for all!

  8. I wanted to send you a bit of word in order to thank you so much the moment again just for the magnificent basics you have shared in this article. It was really strangely open-handed with you giving openly just what numerous people might have offered as an ebook in making some bucks for their own end, specifically given that you could possibly have done it in the event you desired. Those tricks in addition acted like a fantastic way to comprehend other people online have the same zeal similar to my own to learn lots more in respect of this problem. I am certain there are lots of more enjoyable periods in the future for many who find out your blog.

  9. I was just looking for this information for some time. After 6 hours of continuous Googleing, at last I got it in your website. I wonder what’s the lack of Google strategy that do not rank this kind of informative websites in top of the list. Usually the top web sites are full of garbage.

  10. I truly appreciate this post. I have been looking all over for this! Thank goodness I found it on Bing. You have made my day! Thank you again

  11. I am very happy to read this. This is the kind of manual that needs to be given and not the random misinformation that is at the other blogs. Appreciate your sharing this best doc.

  12. I as well as my buddies appeared to be checking out the nice secrets and techniques from your web page and at once got a horrible suspicion I never thanked the site owner for those techniques. All the ladies happened to be for this reason joyful to read through them and have now in fact been having fun with them. I appreciate you for turning out to be considerably kind as well as for utilizing this form of incredibly good tips millions of individuals are really desirous to know about. My very own sincere regret for not expressing appreciation to you earlier.

  13. I simply couldn’t go away your website before suggesting that I really enjoyed the usual information an individual provide on your visitors? Is gonna be again ceaselessly to inspect new posts

  14. Thanks a lot for providing individuals with remarkably special possiblity to discover important secrets from this blog. It is usually so cool plus stuffed with a lot of fun for me personally and my office fellow workers to search the blog particularly thrice a week to read through the newest issues you have. And of course, I’m at all times satisfied considering the exceptional methods served by you. Some 1 areas in this article are clearly the most beneficial we have all ever had.

  15. Thanks for another informative site. The place else may just I get that kind of information written in such an ideal approach? I’ve a challenge that I am simply now running on, and I have been on the look out for such info.

Speak Your Mind

*