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VSNL cuts ILD tariffs upto 40 percent

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Videsh Sanchar Nigam Ltd (VSNL), provider of international telecom services

and Internet service provider in India, has announced cuts of upto 40 percent in

its International Long Distance (ILD) tariffs. These cuts have been made in

order to provide the country with cost effective quality international

connectivity and enhance its value

proposition to its customers in the competitive ILD market. VSNL’s tariff

rates for outgoing traffic to countries in the US have been sizably reduced by

over 40 percent while those for countries in Europe, Africa and the Gulf have

been reduced by around 25 percent. The tariff rates for SAARC countries have

been reduced by five percent.

New

Rate for ISD Calls (for 1 minute*) :
Countries TimeSlab




(Full)




Old

Full Rate (Rs) 
New

Full Rate (Rs)
Time

Slab (Concessional)



Old

Conc Rate (Rs)
New

Conc Rate (Rs)



SAARC

/ Neighboring countries
0800

— 1900
22.80 21.18 0000

— 0800 


& 1900 —



2400
19.00

18.00
Countries

in Africa, Asia,  Gulf & Oceania
0800

— 1900
32.40  24.00

0000

—0800  


& 1900 — 2400
27.70

21.18
Countries

in Europe
1100

— 2200
32.40  24.00

0000-1100

   


& 2200 — 2400
27.70 21.18
Countries

in American continent & otherplaces in western hemisphere
0600—1100

&1800—2400
40.80

24.00 0000—0600

  


& 100—1800
36.00

21.18

* Concessional rates

applicable round the clock on Sundays and national holidays (January 26,

August 15 and October 2).

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The new rates will pave the way for increase in usage of ILD services in the

country.

Charge will be rounded to nearest pulse. Worked above at rate of Rs 1.20 per

pulse. These tariffs will be available through all the major access providers

— both basic and cellular — including BSNL and MTNL.

VSNL with its vast infrastructure of 12 international gateways spread across

the country, more than 30 earth stations and investments in six different global

submarine cable systems, is in a unique position to carry customer calls with

quality and reliability to more than 230 countries around the world through its

80 plus relationships with international carriers.

With these price cuts, VSNL expects to be able to compete effectively in the

newly opened up ILD services market.

Cyber News Service

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