It has been endeavor of the Government to promote Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) facility. It is also reflected in National Telecom Policy-2012 (NTP-12) which indicates one of the strategies as to enable and enforce the VoIP facility to enhance consumer affordability.
Internet Telephony using Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is being provided by Telecom service providers under the relevant licence. Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) Services are permitted under Unified Access Service (UAS)/Cellular Mobile Telephone Service (CMTS)/Basic Service Licence. Further, under present license for provision of Internet Services based on Internet Service guidelines dated 24.08.2007, permission to provide IPTV services are granted on application by licensee.
This information was given by Shri Milind Deora, Minister of State for C&IT in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha.